1. recDNA's Avatar
    I was just cruising the internet and looked at a number of websites. At some point a download occurred called js.moatad.com. I never selected any download. I was on ratemyprofessors.com ratemyteachers.com and linkedin. I only noticed the download when I was done browsing. I deleted it immediately. I deleted cookies in samsung internet app. I ran a virus scan on avg antivirus free. It found no viruses.

    Has anyone ever heard of this?
    07-17-2015 09:30 PM
  2. PapaGary's Avatar
    Has anyone ever heard of this?
    Google is your friend. Search on js.moatd.com gets 8080 hits. Happy reading!
    07-17-2015 09:42 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    It is "moatad.js" not moatd

    I have already googled and found nothing I understood except it is javascript of some kind. Is it a virus? Perhaps someone else will help?
    07-17-2015 09:44 PM
  4. recDNA's Avatar
    Do you think by deleting the download then deleting the cookies and cache in browser I have eliminated it? I've never seen a file of any kind download all by itself just by cruising the net. I did have cookies enabled so I just disabled it. Of course my fear is malware. I really don't care if someone tracks me for ad specificity but I don't want anyone to steal my data etc.
    07-17-2015 09:53 PM
  5. PapaGary's Avatar
    It is "moatad.js" not moatd
    Okay, I mistyped. So sue me.

    I have already googled and found nothing I understood except it is javascript of some kind. Is it a virus? Perhaps someone else will help?
    See:
    is js.moatads.com a scam or legit | js.moatads.com trust reviews |check js.moatads.com for fraud and risk | is js.moatads.com safe or fake
    07-17-2015 11:33 PM
  6. recDNA's Avatar
    No offense and thanks for replying but if someone could answer directly I would appreciate it.
    07-18-2015 11:25 AM
  7. Mannikon's Avatar
    Appears to be javascript adware. I would say delete it and clear all browsing cache and cookies. If you have flash enabled in a browser, set it so it prompts you to use the plugin so only sites you trust will use it.
    recDNA likes this.
    07-19-2015 05:59 AM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    I do have flash but I did not think Samsung stock browser could run flash. Anyway I did those other things you mentioned. Thanks so much for a clear answer!
    07-20-2015 03:44 PM

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