1. 4886's Avatar
    Visited some dating site
    Now keeps hijacking browser to tell me I've got a virus
    Tried clearing data cache and using another browser doesn't make a difference


    Factory reset only option?
    Attached Thumbnails Browser hijack-screenshot_20170320-153118.jpg   Browser hijack-screenshot_20170320-153113.jpg  
    03-20-2017 11:46 AM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Welcome to AC forums

    I usually just close it out when I get those. If you can't try malware bytes for android
    03-20-2017 03:46 PM
  3. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    also check all installed packages one by one.
    03-20-2017 05:44 PM
  4. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    also check all installed packages one by one.
    Some packages have name "null" "."

    I use Ghostery which is good blocking from adware servers. Also picked up a router with built-in firewall options, incl. adware.

    Some AV programs are worthless, not all, most do take a performance hit.

    Wish I could just turn off JavaScript. You could in one of your browsers. Though sites may not function. And open a tab for private anonymous surfing.

    Most such warnings are fake. But very nasty adware. Again, Malwarebytes and boot in safe mode. MB site and forum to get more insight.

    One reason to be current on security updates, one of Android's failings.

    Use a cheap 2nd phone if you want to surf questionable sites.

    There is some nasty malware hitting Android and routers. https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/20...pes_of_router/
    03-20-2017 06:06 PM
  5. Tim1954's Avatar
    Try an ad blockers. Adguard works for me..
    03-20-2017 07:07 PM
  6. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    This is why I like Ghostery, built with adblockers. And FAST! Malware is specifically targeting Chrome, too.

    Example of ads blocked, can see what new ones are not (yet) and manually add.

    03-20-2017 08:14 PM
  7. 4886's Avatar
    I had to do reset as wouldn't go away
    But then I was looking on a site aboutnormal tv shows and happened again
    I have ad block but shouldn't these anti virus with web shield pick this up? Eset didn't
    03-21-2017 07:15 AM

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