1. dickeverard's Avatar
    I clicked to open Chrome last night and it went straight to https://mobile-free-mine-soft.site with a message saying that mobile-free-mine-soft had found a virus on my Samsung Galaxy S6 and I should remove it by pressing "Remove Now". I couldn't remove this message (except see later). I did an anti-virus scan using F-Secure which said my phone was clean. After 5 attempts at closing Chrome and re-starting, I pressed removed now which immediately told me to download "Dr Sweep". I looked this up on another device and it seemed harmless so I downloaded it and it did a scan and cleaned the Cache nothing more but didn't stop me getting the message that I had a virus. I then uninstalled Chrome and re-installed. The problem went away. But what happened and is my phone security compromised. I have searched for "mobile-free-mine-soft" on the Internet but get no results.
    01-11-2018 04:11 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It sounds like something forced Chrome to redirect to that site (or it was a browser popup related to a site that the browser was redirecting to). First, uninstall that Dr. Sweep ad -- anything that a browser popup suggests you install (or tries to scare you into installing) is highly suspicious at best, and downright malicious at worst. Make sure Google Play Protect is turned on (https://support.google.com/googlepla.../2812853?hl=en), and for good measure, install a reliable antivirus app like Malwarebytes and run a scan.

    The next time something like this happens, tap the Recent Apps button, then swipe away Chrome. Then go to Settings>Apps, select Chrome, then Clear Cache/Clear Data. Also, on your desktop, open Chrome (if you use it there) and go to its menu, then clear all of the browsing data "from the beginning of time" -- this might be important, since the offending site might get synced back to your phone's Chrome browser from your Chrome settings in your Google account.
    01-12-2018 10:45 PM

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