1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hello everyone,
    I'm new towards android. Recently when I browse into a website (decent one) . There is this pop up message stating I've been infected with 4 viruses and 28.1% risk of damage . There's basically two pages one which is '' your system is heavily damaged by four viruses . ' which leads has the ''ok'' button there . As for the second page ,it's a Google sign giving me the steps to tap the button and install app for free as step 1 and open the app to fix the browser as step 2. I've pressed the ''ok'' button for the first page which leads me to the second page but I did not download the app at the second page . I'm just pretty worried if I'm infected by any malware or viruses .

    Would love to have some advice or feedbacks on this . Thank you !
    12-31-2017 06:43 PM
  2. A Bochur's Avatar
    your browser wouldn't know if you have a virus.

    Androids don't have viruses.

    this is a common scare ad wanting you to download their app.

    nothing to be worried about
    Chan Lennon, belodion and SR45 like this.
    12-31-2017 06:51 PM
  3. Chan Lennon's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply . I'm just worried if I've been infected by any viruses by just clicking the ''ok'' button but not the download button . Any advice on that ? Thanks !
    01-01-2018 03:23 AM
  4. Tim1954's Avatar
    Don't touch any part of the popup. You don't know what is embedded in that ok or exit button!
    Back out of the screen using home button, shut the browser via recents and reopen.
    It's just scareware but agreeing to download anything could see you infected with malware....
    I use Adguard in all my phones, it has a brilliant firewall and most of my apps are blocked from going online...
    belodion likes this.
    01-01-2018 08:53 AM
  5. SR45's Avatar
    Got the same using Apple iOS as well. As others have said this is just a scare tactics for you to click on the button. Don’t do it.
    belodion likes this.
    01-01-2018 11:13 AM
  6. belodion's Avatar
    Don’t click on links, either, as in this piece of nastiness:

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    01-01-2018 12:07 PM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    1, Androids do have viruses.

    2. To get out of something like that, use the Back button. Using the Home button, then removing the app from recents, still leaves the app running. Back turns the app off, even if you have to back through a few screens to get out of it.

    3. Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and a good anti-virus app.
    01-01-2018 02:58 PM

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