1. src1425's Avatar
    My S7 Edge is still getting great mileage and everything has been working fine. Have not installed any news apps in a while. Yesterday I received the prompt to install System Update 30 from Verizon, and immediately started getting weird behavior from Chrome. It will randomly open up and go to some sort of sports website that I have never seen before. I can close it down, but several hours later it does it again.

    Any suggestions for debugging this? Is the Verizon update just a coincidence?

    Thanks!
    07-17-2019 11:15 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    My S7 Edge is still getting great mileage and everything has been working fine. Have not installed any news apps in a while. Yesterday I received the prompt to install System Update 30 from Verizon, and immediately started getting weird behavior from Chrome. It will randomly open up and go to some sort of sports website that I have never seen before. I can close it down, but several hours later it does it again.

    Any suggestions for debugging this? Is the Verizon update just a coincidence?

    Thanks!
    Hi, you can clear history in chrome, if that doesn't work try long press the chrome app>info tap >clear cache and date then force stop.
    07-17-2019 11:25 AM
  3. src1425's Avatar
    Hi, you can clear history in chrome, if that doesn't work try long press the chrome app>info tap >clear cache and date then force stop.
    Thanks! Will report back if it doesn't work.
    07-17-2019 11:48 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks! Will report back if it doesn't work.
    Ok, your welcome!
    07-17-2019 11:53 AM
  5. src1425's Avatar
    Hi, you can clear history in chrome, if that doesn't work try long press the chrome app>info tap >clear cache and date then force stop.
    Still happening, unfortunately. The website is sport-news.icu and it most frequently pops up when I unlock the phone. It also pops up several times overnight when I'm running my night clock. Just to be clear, Chrome opens up on its own and goes to the website.
    07-18-2019 08:17 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Still happening, unfortunately. The website is sport-news.icu and it most frequently pops up when I unlock the phone. It also pops up several times overnight when I'm running my night clock. Just to be clear, Chrome opens up on its own and goes to the website.
    Wow , you cleared notification in chrome also?
    07-18-2019 09:01 PM
  7. src1425's Avatar
    Wow , you cleared notification in chrome also?
    Did not think of clearing notifications for Chrome, which I've now done. However, isn't that kind of a band-aid fix (assuming it works)? Something is causing to open on its own and go to a specific website. Seems damned suspicious!

    Thanks for your replies!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    07-19-2019 01:50 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Did not think of clearing notifications for Chrome, which I've now done. However, isn't that kind of a band-aid fix (assuming it works)? Something is causing to open on its own and go to a specific website. Seems damned suspicious!

    Thanks for your replies!
    No it's not band-aid fix , if you browse something it sometime can enable notifications that if don't delete or turn off can pop up
    07-19-2019 02:00 PM
  9. src1425's Avatar
    Thanks! It's just very odd, as I've NEVER been to this particular website. We'll see if it keeps popping up again while I'm sleeping tonight. It overrides my night clock until I close it down again.
    07-19-2019 02:06 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks! It's just very odd, as I've NEVER been to this particular website. We'll see if it keeps popping up again while I'm sleeping tonight. It overrides my night clock until I close it down again.
    Ok let me know but I think that was it .
    07-19-2019 02:12 PM
  11. src1425's Avatar
    Well this is getting pretty annoying. Chrome notifications are turned off. I just went to open my phone to read a text and up pops Chrome and redirects to that same website. I ran Zemana and the phone appears to be clean.
    07-19-2019 06:22 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Well this is getting pretty annoying. Chrome notifications are turned off. I just went to open my phone to read a text and up pops Chrome and redirects to that same website. I ran Zemana and the phone appears to be clean.
    If it can be uninstalled do that then install it , double check where that website is in chrome , history, notification,book mark, download? Double check there's something your missing.
    07-19-2019 06:36 PM
  13. kct1975's Avatar
    I hate to say it...but it sounds like you might have a virus on your phone
    mustang7757 likes this.
    07-28-2019 10:41 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did you already try clearing your entire browsing history from within the phone's Chrome app's settings menu "from the beginning of time," and doing the same on Chrome on your desktop?
    07-29-2019 12:04 AM

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