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  1. Opal Lee's Avatar
    It goes onto say -
    We detect that my samsung Galxy s5 active is 28.1% damaged because of four had,flu virusesm from recent adult sites ( ALTHOUGH I haven't visited ANY TO MY KNOWLEDGE). Soon it will damage your phones SIM card and will corrupt your contacts photos, data and applications.etc.

    if you do not remove the virus now, it will cause severe damage to your phone.
    ( then it gives instructions step by step)

    step 1 : tap the button and install app for free on google play

    step 2: open the app to speed up an fix your browser now.
    and has a - repair fast now box that can be clicked what do i do?
    I need to go there to repair phone
    05-08-2017 09:01 PM
  2. michael williams37's Avatar
    i agree that pornhub is a cleaner pornsite but I've even got this message when visiting pornhub. the reason being is pornhub is a clean pornsite within itself but it is affiliated with a lot of other pornsites some good some bad. what i would like to know from these security programs, carriers like sprint, metro pcs, at&t, etc is; just who is responsible for sending these messages. . when i first received one of those messages (and in the interim you will get different messages from whoever is sending them some say u have 4 viruses some say 10 and i even had one to say i had 28)to me this sound like some convoluted marketing practices because as i said i clicked on 1 and it redirected me to google play to download either a cleaner or a antivirus. and wheater they are viruses or malware or merely popups remains to be seen. because I've had some that if u simply erase or clean your browsing history will stop them but only temp. but then there are some more tenacious than others for they are hard to get rid of and can have dire consequences on your phone and its settings. i think from the reality point of view that most of us even gov like fcc don't want to admit to and that is, as for the internet we have created a monster that have gotten to big to control. and most of this stuff is coming from big company apps that we install that want to know all of this personal stuff about you before they let u download their app. then they hit u with the biggest lie saying "oh we care about your privacy and we will not sell or give your email address or otber personal data to a third party" fuey! as soon as u're off their site and downloaded their app they'll give your information to any and everyone.this my friends is the price we pay for networking. and last i don't see any improvement or ways to control messages like these until the gov and companies like microsoft ,google, etc find and do the seemly impossible and that is to find someway of controlling what can be said or did via the internet. and back to those messages saying u have viruses on your phone which you don't then trying to sell u a bill of goods such as cleabers and antiviruses isn't that the same as false advertising
    08-08-2017 02:22 AM
  3. Leader ship sm's Avatar
    My systeam heavily damage by four virus on my phone
    08-11-2017 05:48 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Let's be clear: these kinds of popup warning that your phone has been "heavily damaged" by viruses are FAKE. They are popup ads associated with the website you're visiting, designed to scare you into thinking your phone is infected and then downloading some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably malware itself. If you ever get stuck on one of these popups, do the following:

    1. Tap the Recent Apps button.
    2. Swipe away the browser window.
    3. Now reopen your browser, and avoid the website you were just visiting.
    4. If you reopen the browser and it goes directly to that website, then exit out of the browser again, go to Settings>Apps, select the browser, and Clear Cache/Clear Data.
    08-11-2017 07:31 PM
  5. jb843's Avatar
    Let's be clear: these kinds of popup warning that your phone has been "heavily damaged" by viruses are FAKE. They are popup ads associated with the website you're visiting, designed to scare you into thinking your phone is infected and then downloading some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably malware itself. If you ever get stuck on one of these popups, do the following:

    1. Tap the Recent Apps button.
    2. Swipe away the browser window.
    3. Now reopen your browser, and avoid the website you were just visiting.
    4. If you reopen the browser and it goes directly to that website, then exit out of the browser again, go to Settings>Apps, select the browser, and Clear Cache/Clear Data.
    Started getting that bogus popup this afternoon. I've followed your steps including rebooting my phone. I also installed Kaspersky earlier today and several scans confirm phone is obviously clean. Is an A5. Any other suggestions to help me return to using the Samsung browser? If not, I'll have to stop using it. I have always had the popup blocker setting switched to On for the app, so am puzzled why it isn't working today. Any other ideas?
    09-21-2017 06:31 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Is it only happening when you visit certain sites, or does it happen on any site? Is this the stock Samsung "Internet" browser, or is it the version of Chrome that is preinstalled on more recent Samsung devices?
    09-21-2017 07:21 PM
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