1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    for a couple of weeks now, my phone (S6 edge, not rooted) randomly opens some spam websites on Samsung browser (which is not my default browser). these websites don't seem harmful, they are mostly about travel, tech, food etc. but their layouts are similar. they might open up when the phone is locked or when another app is open and it happens around 5-10 times a day.

    I tried:
    -installing and running antivirus and nothing came up
    -checking some unwanted apps from settings. I found nothing suspicious.
    -Clearing cache of Samsung internet app.
    -hard resetting and wiping all data from the phone several times. first I used the cloud to reinstall apps but I figured those harmful apps might reinstall too if there are any, so I wiped it all again and manually installed my most used apps, all from google play. didn't log in to my Samsung account but I did log in to my google account.
    -checking my google account permissions for any suspicious apps.

    now I am out of ideas. this is driving me crazy and I am afraid even if I buy a new phone, that malware might carry on with my accounts. what should I try next?
    08-17-2019 10:44 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums
    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.
    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist you . Thank you

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    08-17-2019 10:47 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    want to check this link here,
    People have been rolling back the update to chrome and Samsung browser.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=971617
    08-17-2019 10:48 AM
  4. azellnir's Avatar
    alright, I have signed up. should I repost my question or just keep this one?
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-17-2019 10:53 AM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    alright, I have signed up. should I repost my question or just keep this one?
    Welcome to the forums. You are not alone, there is a long thread about this problem, mostly affecting S6 models. Take a look for possible solutions.



    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=971617
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-17-2019 10:56 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    alright, I have signed up. should I repost my question or just keep this one?
    Welcome, your good
    08-17-2019 10:59 AM
  7. azellnir's Avatar
    I saw that thread, it is almost the same problem, even websites are similar and I tried what I can but the problem still continues.
    08-18-2019 09:42 AM

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