1. truasianxtc's Avatar
    This is f'ing RIDICULOUS & very frustrating!!!! When I try to read articles from links shared on FB (ThinkProgress, dailydose, etc) it will go to various full screen ads that I can't close out. I have to hit "back" a million times to get out of it - and give up on reading that article. Wtf!! I have a virus scanner, ad detector, etc and it picks up on nothing!! The same links and articles are fine when I go to them from my iPad. I have a Samsung Galaxy 5 running the latest Lollipop. (I swear Lollipop causes all the problems I have with my phone!)

    I'm freaking pissed!!!
    06-08-2015 02:19 PM
  2. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Hi, try running malwarebytes. Sounds like you have aggressive malware on your phone.
  3. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Hi, try running malwarebytes. Sounds like you have aggressive malware on your phone.
    06-08-2015 02:28 PM
  4. truasianxtc's Avatar
    Thanks, mrsmumbles. I have tried that before and theres never any malware detection. I googled "mobvertising" and came across a Google Chrome forum. Apparently, its been a problem with chrome for quite awhile. It seems to be going through wifi/dns and redirecting you to bs ad sites. I switched from wifi to my cell network and am no longer being redirected to ads. So that works to a certain extent; however, now I'm using my data when I could be using wifi instead. So it's not a fix, sigh. What is also strange is it ONLY happens on our phones (both Galaxys) and not on the PC - even when using Google Chrome. 😠😠
    06-08-2015 03:57 PM
  5. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Thanks, mrsmumbles. I have tried that before and theres never any malware detection. I googled "mobvertising" and came across a Google Chrome forum. Apparently, its been a problem with chrome for quite awhile. It seems to be going through wifi/dns and redirecting you to bs ad sites. I switched from wifi to my cell network and am no longer being redirected to ads. So that works to a certain extent; however, now I'm using my data when I could be using wifi instead. So it's not a fix, sigh. What is also strange is it ONLY happens on our phones (both Galaxys) and not on the PC - even when using Google Chrome. 😠😠
    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome? If you don't delete data it might save your settings but I'm not sure.
    06-08-2015 04:45 PM

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