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  1. FuzzyB's Avatar
    I keep getting this url in a separate sreen when I open up my browser. I have a Samsung GS3. Phone has been acting weird lately so could this be trouble??
    Attached Thumbnails What is this? Never saw this.-1420058204396.jpg  
    12-31-2014 02:38 PM
  2. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    That looks suspicious. This is not the way system updates are delivered. Don't click on it. Clear your browser history, cookies, cache. Go to settings-storage-cache and do a global clear. Restart the phone. If it's still there, try a scan with a good anti-virus app like Avast or Lookout.
    12-31-2014 03:00 PM
  3. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Ok I did as you say however I don't see where to do a global clear? Is that found somewhere else?
    01-01-2015 07:19 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    I'm not sure but I think KCAndroid1 meant go to Settings, Storage, Cached Data, and clear all the cached data. (Apologies if I'm wrong KC.)

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    01-01-2015 07:48 AM
  5. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Ok I did that. So far I haven't seen it come back but it's only been an hour or so. I will check back if something changes. Thanks guys!

    I just am baffled how this would open in a seperate window in my browser over and over again?
    01-01-2015 09:00 AM
  6. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    I'm not sure but I think KCAndroid1 meant go to Settings, Storage, Cached Data, and clear all the cached data. (Apologies if I'm wrong KC.)

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    Yes, that's it.
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    01-01-2015 12:42 PM
  7. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Well it lasted one day and this thing is back again! Any other suggestions? I've done everything mentioned here a few times.
    01-02-2015 06:59 AM
  8. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    A quick Google search turns up a fair amount on this apparent malware. You've done virus scans with a few different anti-virus apps? Have you checked all of your browser settings including the home screen address? Have you tried going to settings-applications-and clear the data and clear the defaults from your browser (you'll lose your bookmarks)?

    If that didn't do it, I'd opt for a factory reset.
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    01-02-2015 05:39 PM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    The full version of AVG is free for the holidays, so go to Robot Check and get it. (It's the Amazon App Store - I have no idea why Amazon links that were found in a search keep calling themselves "Robot Check".)
    01-02-2015 06:45 PM
  10. anon8380037's Avatar
    I typed in the IE browser on a pc, and it has a list of 4 lines all in Chinese looking script.
    A quick search shows reports about this happening a lot.

    [Q] asking me to upgrade from "http://m… | T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II | XDA Forums

    (1st link failed, now corrected)
    01-02-2015 07:07 PM
  11. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    OP, have you considered using a different browser? Perhaps a factory reset?

    From an AOSP M8
    01-02-2015 07:11 PM
  12. anon8380037's Avatar
    Quoted from the last post of Kaspersky support thread above:

    [User, then moderator]

    "Well... the next day it did the same thing again. I actually clicked on a link on the popup tab and it did say "Hi, Androroid 4.1 user, there's an update for you..." and I clicked on that (full page icon of the Android icon) and it took me to the Play store to install the Dolphin Browser. It did ask me how I wanted to open the link, Play Store, Chrome Browser, CM Browser, etc. Each one of them took me to an in-browser Google Play Store page to install the Dolphin Browser. I installed it and that didn't do anything. I have no idea what the Dolphin Browser has to do with this problem. I highly doubt they have gone to the trouble of embedding code in some ad to trick people into installing their browser under the guise of an Android update.

    So I'm guessing I just need to restore the phone to factory settings and re-install the apps I use (old school Windows days again). At some point I really was thinking I was patient-zero for some kind of Chinese government hack where they have taken over my phone, but now it just seems like some kind of bug in the Chrome browser mixed with an ad on Amazon plus older Android OS issues. The good news is that I have loved the help Kaspersky has given plus their software. If my phone ever does get stolen, I can at least get a mugshot of the fool who wanted my cheap phone.

    Okay yes could be bug in Chrome browser before you installed Kaspersky.
    Try this before you do a Device factory reset.
    Settings>Application manager>All>Chrome>Clear Defaults>Clear Cache>Clear Data>Uninstall Updates. (restart device)
    After restart go to Google Play Store re-install Chrome.
    Open Chrome sign in to, close chrome then re-open and see how Chrome is working.
    Go to Kaspersky settings>Web protection>re-set Chrome as default browser.

    If none that works do as you said a Device factory Re-set."
    01-02-2015 07:19 PM
  13. FuzzyB's Avatar
    I typed in the IE browser on a pc, and it has a list of 4 lines all in Chinese looking script.
    A quick search shows reports about this happening a lot.

    [Q] asking me to upgrade from "http://m… | T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II | XDA Forums

    (1st link failed, now corrected)
    Well according to your second link it has to do with Go Launcher which I use! I guess getting rid of that may be where I start??
    01-02-2015 09:09 PM
  14. anon8380037's Avatar
    Yes, there's often a common denominator somewhere. They didn't seem to find a real cure on Kaspersky, I didn't read everything on XDA.
    That was a bad one. Good luck.
    01-02-2015 09:18 PM
  15. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Any suggestions on a launcher? I've always used Go so never really looked at another one...most of them have mixed reviews
    01-02-2015 09:22 PM
  16. anon8380037's Avatar
    It has to be Nova for the win. Most will tell you the same.
    I only started using a simple layout with it a month ago.

    It just allows me to put more icons on the main homepage, and more in the dock. That's all I use it for. You can go elaborate with icon packs, screens and widgets but mine is dead simple and took 15 minutes.

    I never complained of lag on my previous and current Samsung, and I have a Moto G, but the transitions with Nova are an impressive extra. Like starbursts.

    I toyed with a few launchers about 6 months ago, including Nova, (recommended here : ) and found it very irritating to set everything up.

    This time I was amazed how simple I could keep it and it fills those gaps.

    My battery life has also become great lately. I heard some launchers were power hungry. Maybe Nova is helping there as well.
    See what you think when you try the free version. It's all I need.

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    01-02-2015 09:39 PM
  17. anon8380037's Avatar
    Oh security wise, I couldn't tell you - and I rarely use Chrome. But all my apps work perfectly. I used to use Lookout, then nothing at all.
    Now I use Malwarebytes to scan once a week, like on my computer. No drain at all.
    01-02-2015 09:49 PM
  18. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion! I will give it a go.
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    01-02-2015 09:55 PM
  19. FuzzyB's Avatar
    Alright, I installed nova and uninstalled Go. Things seem to be running well and thusfar no sign of the original issue. Thanks again!
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    01-03-2015 11:14 AM
  20. anon8380037's Avatar
    Strange that it seems to work so far.
    Maybe there's a weakness in Go.
    Hope it works out.

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    01-03-2015 11:24 AM
  21. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I am inclined to agree with Madd. I am running Nova...have for years, and not encountered this before.

    From an AOSP M8
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    01-03-2015 07:15 PM
  22. FuzzyB's Avatar
    It must have been Go. I have Nova and my phone hasn't run this smoothly in quite sometime. No signs of original issue and some of the reviews in the playstore on Go aren't very good lately....not sure why it's fixed but I'll take it
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    01-04-2015 08:14 PM
  23. anon8380037's Avatar
    Yes. I see. I wouldn't have guessed a launcher lets in a phishing site, as one Play Store review showed. I guess there have been other threads about it. Glad it's over for you.
    01-04-2015 08:37 PM
  24. Rukbat's Avatar
    Free versions of launchers can have links to ads. Ad sites can be taken over and used to redirect users to phishing sites. It's a trivial line of code once you get into the site (which, with the way some sites are written these days, makes taking candy from an infant seem like a monumental task.)
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    01-04-2015 10:16 PM
  25. RedFFR's Avatar
    Same identical problem here. I uninstalled my Go Launcher (and everything "GO" related, including weather) over a week ago and the little green gremlin has not re-appeared. Has "GO" apologized or offered any public explanation? I searched but found only threads to "... we fixed it" dated before my issues even appeared, so, no they didn't.
    01-09-2015 12:00 PM

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