1. beerdini's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 6P running stock Android 6.0.1 and am getting fed up with what I can best describe as random browser Hijack. I can be using Chrome or clicking through an article on Facebook, it is usually something that is in a slideshow format, when all of a sudden I get either an alert that my Android device is infected by a virus, or "congratulations (ISP) customer, you won..." Where the ISP is whoever my data is going over.

    My phone is not rooted, I'm pretty careful about the apps that I install and checking what access they want. Why do I keep getting these messages? The most annoying part is that they completely replace what I was looking at so if it was a multi page article, I have to close and reopen everything to find my way back, to maybe have it happen again. I see this most of the time on my AT&T wireless or Frontier DSL. My sister also sees this with her iPhone. Thanks!
    09-10-2016 10:58 AM
  2. osubeavs728's Avatar
    The only time I ever see this happen is when I click on an article through Facebook. It only happens with maybe 2-3 certain websites.

    It's happened on my 6p and my moto z force, wireless provider is Verizon and wifi is Google fiber.

    So, I'm guessing it might be issues on the side of the website being visited. But I'm not positive.
    09-10-2016 11:28 AM
  3. fatboy97's Avatar
    IMHO, Facebook is the most dangerous place to click on anything from ANYWHERE... PC or Phone.

    There are so many articles that have viruses, and or these fishing infection web pages out there... I'm not sure what some people have to pc's or even if they use a virus scan software package at home. I'm sure if I wanted to spend numerous hours trying to help them I'd find some really badly infected pc's in their houses.

    If you are clicking on anything in Facebook on your phone... then stop blaming the phone.
    09-10-2016 11:29 AM
  4. Ron Copsetta's Avatar
    Happens to me on my Nexus 6p and moto x, and Htc m9, and m8 and lg g4, I'm on sprint and it is definitely the websites visited, it happens all the time when I'm on Afdah.tv or porn sites.
    09-10-2016 03:33 PM
  5. GSDer's Avatar
    Adblock Browser https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ckplus.browser
    You can turn off all ads if you want, or support the developers with the default settings which shows 'acceptable ads'.
    09-10-2016 09:40 PM
  6. Graymonkey's Avatar
    Install Lookout.
    09-11-2016 05:42 AM
  7. Munter2's Avatar
    I went to the full Opera browser and turned on data saving. This eliminated the problem completely.
    09-13-2016 04:42 PM

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