1. Lucy Davies's Avatar
    I was on Google chrome browsing the normal websites I browse then when I exited chrome my phone vibrated which was strange then a message came up on chrome saying my phone was infected by viruses & to follow the instructions. Couldn't get rid of the message so I hit ok & at the top of the page it said Google but not in the web address bar. It said my phone was infected by visiting adult sites but I never visit adult sites. After clicking on the repair part it took me to Google play to an app that helps cool your phone down.

    Didn't install it but got rid of the page on chrome & ran lookout security & that scanned all my apps & said everything was ok. So is my phone infected or ok?
    08-30-2016 05:20 AM
  2. SandersJC1964's Avatar
    No, it's some scare-ware that you got when browsing. Go to Settings>Applications>Chrome and force stop, then clear app data and restart and it should get rid of the pop-up.
    08-30-2016 10:25 AM
  3. Lucy Davies's Avatar
    Thanks will do that if it pops up again but hasn't yet. It definitely got me worried that's for sure. Even if I did get a virus I wouldn't no how to get rid of it.
    08-30-2016 10:48 AM
  4. pbike908's Avatar
    I have gotten that scareware a couple of times on my DT2. So long as apps have to come from the Google play store and you don't click on unknown links in messages and emails, chances of getting infected are pretty slim. But as the latest IOS vulnerability showed, there is always something out there.

    But then again one can always be mugged, car jacked, house broken into, etc. no matter what precautions one takes.
    08-30-2016 11:23 AM
  5. Lucy Davies's Avatar
    I definitely only download apps from Google & don't click on unknown links in emails etc.
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    08-30-2016 06:30 PM
  6. blakcountrykiwi's Avatar
    No, it's some scare-ware that you got when browsing. Go to Settings>Applications>Chrome and force stop, then clear app data and restart and it should get rid of the pop-up.
    This worked for me, thank you. I seem to have lost Chrome but that's the lesser of the two evils. :-)

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    09-15-2016 12:53 AM

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