1. spwexler's Avatar
    I have cleared my cookies, but when I go to phonearena.com I am getting brought to this page. How can I block?
    Attached Thumbnails Keep on getting brought to a website-5724.jpg  
    10-20-2016 10:06 AM
  2. YAYTech's Avatar
    You have a redirect virus. It's likely associated with an app that's installed, or something in the browser's cache. Wipe the cache (not just cookies) and look through your apps for anything that isn't 100% reputable. In some rare cases, viruses can get embedded into Android, in which case you'll need to factory reset. That's not too likely though.

    (I've had one Android tablet that a customer brought me that was rendered worthless because the virus even infected the firmware, so factory resets were pre-infected, and this particular tablet had pretty much no modding community to provide a clean image.)
    10-20-2016 11:35 AM
  3. spwexler's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll try
    10-20-2016 11:46 AM
  4. spwexler's Avatar
    I think disabling javascript helped. Chrome beta also seems faster.
    10-20-2016 06:46 PM
  5. spwexler's Avatar
    Now today all my Bluetooth connected devices are missing.
    10-21-2016 10:26 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Now today all my Bluetooth connected devices are missing.
    At this point, I would recommend backing up all data and doing a factory data reset.
    10-21-2016 11:05 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    You have a redirect virus. It's likely associated with an app that's installed, or something in the browser's cache. Wipe the cache (not just cookies) and look through your apps for anything that isn't 100% reputable. In some rare cases, viruses can get embedded into Android, in which case you'll need to factory reset. That's not too likely though.

    (I've had one Android tablet that a customer brought me that was rendered worthless because the virus even infected the firmware, so factory resets were pre-infected, and this particular tablet had pretty much no modding community to provide a clean image.)
    Did that device have a locked bootloader?
    10-21-2016 11:05 AM
  8. YAYTech's Avatar
    Did that device have a locked bootloader?
    Yup, it's an old Verizon tablet. You could factory reset it, and it would have a few porn & ad apps installed already, and download a bunch more the moment it got an internet connection. I did some searching around and found almost zero information about factory images, rooting, etc. It seemed to be all sorts of locked down, and old enough that no one seemed very interested in figuring out how to do things with it. It's still sitting in my back room electronics recycling pile. Haven't pulled the trigger yet on actually sending it with the recyclers when they come.
    10-21-2016 11:09 AM
  9. spwexler's Avatar
    Haven't been on in a while. Just got my replacement phone from Motorola.
    10-31-2016 08:01 PM
  10. NX1977's Avatar
    Had this from one of the click bait ad networks you see on pages (OMG look what he found in his basement etc).

    Lots of these redirect adverts seem to direct to Amazon AWS hosting
    http://androidforums.com/threads/***...op-up.1062253/
    11-01-2016 04:04 PM

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