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  1. chellybeeean's Avatar
    i was on google searching the internet and a pop up came up saying my device had been infected and to hit ok to fix it. Well i didnt hit ok i just closed the website out and cleared all my google chrome info. Should i be worried? the phone is acting fine now but im worried
    11-01-2014 04:19 PM
  2. black_thorne's Avatar
    Mine did this yesterday. Its probably a trojan trying to get you to install something.

    I think it said it was tap snake or something like that. I think it was an app I downloaded. I uninstalled the app and haven't had the pop up since. Hopefully that was it.

    If there is anything new you installed, try getting rid of it and see if it fixes it.
    11-01-2014 04:41 PM
  3. black_thorne's Avatar
    Well, a message just popped up again saying my phone was infected with a virus, so I guess it wasn't that app. Annoying
    11-01-2014 04:57 PM
  4. mark5019's Avatar
    get avast mobile or simular anti virus give scan
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    11-01-2014 08:50 PM
  5. chellybeeean's Avatar
    Ugh well it hasn't happend again for me but we will see. I deleted the last three recent apps and it seems fine now.
    11-01-2014 11:57 PM
  6. punk999's Avatar
    It's happens on some ****ty websites, I usually clear my cache and restart chrome, just to be safe.
    11-02-2014 01:28 AM
  7. AZgl1500's Avatar
    Normally, it is a rogue website that is trying to get you to give them Permission to install something on your device.

    Anytime you see something like that, kill the browser NOW, I don't even back out of it, I just hit the Double Menu on the S5 and kill all apps. Then you need to do as mentioned above, clear the cache, uninstall any recent apps that you might have installed as a precaution.

    That is why I keep a log of my apps as they are installed, way too easy to forget that you just installed a new one....

    Restart the phone to make sure all vestiges of the rogue app is cleared from memory.
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    11-02-2014 07:04 AM
  8. Rmedy21's Avatar
    Well, a message just popped up again saying my phone was infected with a virus, so I guess it wasn't that app. Annoying
    You probably went into a went into a website without even noticing. Or you clicked on a link and it took you to that pop up screen. If you want to be safe just factory reset your phone so it can be fresh. You don't have to I'm just saying. I only suggest this because this too happened to me. I don't have a virus software no need to it just eats up the battery and takes up space. Plus I have one built in the phone.

    Posted via Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5😎
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    11-02-2014 07:42 AM
  9. black_thorne's Avatar
    You probably went into a went into a website without even noticing. Or you clicked on a link and it took you to that pop up screen. If you want to be safe just factory reset your phone so it can be fresh. You don't have to I'm just saying. I only suggest this because this too happened to me. I don't have a virus software no need to it just eats up the battery and takes up space. Plus I have one built in the phone.

    Posted via Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5
    I'm pretty sure that's exactly what it was. I clicked on a link from another forum I was on and that's when it popped up. It happened twice and that's when I realized it was the sight doing a pop up.
    11-02-2014 08:28 AM
  10. Country67Mouse's Avatar
    If you do factory reset will you not lose your contact list or photos etc.? I receive a virus notice and all I did was update my apps that I use ie Facebook and Twitter to name a few. Now when I go on to Accuweather that's when the virus notice comes up; but, so far it's find on other websites.
    09-06-2015 10:14 AM
  11. Evan Mohr's Avatar
    If it is on browser it is not a virus Get DU Speed Tester and it comes with security and it pops up when downloading something with virus

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-06-2015 07:41 PM
  12. kayme713's Avatar
    I had Avast and scanned it after I got this message, and it didn't pick up anything. My parents told me to get BitDefender, scanned it and found 4 Trojans.
    01-27-2016 11:01 PM
  13. Blacklac's Avatar
    Make sure your not allowing installs from unknown sources and dont install/give permissions. Close the tab. G2g? Seems so. I see these all the time. My phone & tablet act completely normal once the tab has been closed.

    Edit: just ran Malwarebytes and Bitdefender out of curiosity. Found nothing as expected.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-27-2016 11:15 PM
  14. ChiefDog's Avatar
    I have a popup that says my battery is infected with a virus. Googled it and it is a scam.
    01-28-2016 04:51 PM
  15. Tech-Newb's Avatar
    I have a popup that says my battery is infected with a virus. Googled it and it is a scam.
    Hahaha a battery can't get infected by a virus. Ads nowadays are strange .

    Posted with ❤Love❤
    01-29-2016 09:38 AM
  16. accelerator Kurapika's Avatar
    I have a popup that says my battery is infected with a virus. Googled it and it is a scam.
    I just got the same thing going to a website for song lyrics. I restarted my phone and cleared cache. Should I be worried of anything?
    02-12-2016 05:37 AM
  17. ironass's Avatar
    I just got the same thing going to a website for song lyrics. I restarted my phone and cleared cache. Should I be worried of anything?
    Hello and welcome to Android Central Kurapika!

    Not really. These bogus warnings.... (I mean... a battery virus... no such thing! ), are just a pain. Just don't download anything that they might ask you to. If you are at all worried, you can install one of the many free anti virus apps from the Play Store, such as AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android or Antivirus & Security, and run a scan.
    02-12-2016 05:47 AM
  18. scottanimator's Avatar
    Just had it on my Samsung4. It came up while checking a site that I built. My client's site had been hacked with a "Redirect" file. My phone had a window come up that said "Your battery is infected and that I had 5 minutes to click the button at the bottom to fix it." a timer started a countdown and something else about leaving the window would give me some issues. I shut the power off right away and rebooted. All seems ok now but I'm backing up stuff to be sure.
    03-21-2016 02:08 PM
  19. Netherscourge's Avatar
    Malwarebytes has a good Virus Scanner app for Android too. I use that one.
    03-21-2016 03:50 PM
  20. joe_socket2me's Avatar
    If it is on browser it is not a virus Get DU Speed Tester and it comes with security and it pops up when downloading something with virus

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It's a website link on your browser that's telling you you have a virus. Sometimes you have multiple tabs on your browser and the virus message is on the last tab. Just keep hitting the previous button (bottom right key on a Galaxy) and delete all the tabs by clicking the X on the right side of each tab. It's an annoyance that wants you to download some app. DON'T PANIC.
    04-14-2016 09:35 AM
  21. swille1981's Avatar
    The pop-up comes from certain websites (the shadier kind) and programs that are nothing but fake adware versions of genuine apps. If you tend to visit the red light district of the web or install goofy apps, this can happen to you. Safe to ignore, but install an antivirus application if you are nervous.
    04-14-2016 10:36 AM
  22. larafale's Avatar
    The pop-up comes from certain websites (the shadier kind) and programs that are nothing but fake adware versions of genuine apps. If you tend to visit the red light district of the web or install goofy apps, this can happen to you. Safe to ignore, but install an antivirus application if you are nervous.
    This has happened to me twice recently and it's true that the first site was one of those dodgy lyrics sites (why is it not possible to search for song lyrics without getting attacked by vicious spam/malware, btw?) but the second time I had followed a link to webmd. Which I thought was pretty mainstream/safe??
    04-24-2016 05:26 PM
  23. Nay2003's Avatar
    Just had it on my Samsung4. It came up while checking a site that I built. My client's site had been hacked with a "Redirect" file. My phone had a window come up that said "Your battery is infected and that I had 5 minutes to click the button at the bottom to fix it." a timer started a countdown and something else about leaving the window would give me some issues. I shut the power off right away and rebooted. All seems ok now but I'm backing up stuff to be sure.
    I got the same thing every time I open YouTube or chroe
    04-28-2016 09:38 PM
  24. pb5525's Avatar
    Dont worry, unlike windows this app wont take over the system. it is just a repeating ad.Just check the box to prevent it from popping up again close it out and stay off the porno sites.
    05-19-2016 06:39 PM
  25. laurade's Avatar
    have a samsung gallaxy four and have service through metropcs. the message came from metrozone saying my phone had viruses and if i don't download install and use supercleaner my sim card will not work. is this legit?
    05-29-2016 12:57 PM
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