Is this a real virus?

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I have a Samsung Galaxy J3 and while on FB the following message popped up; "The page at "http://us.aearthq.top" says: Your system is heavily damaged by Four Virus! We detect that your Samsung Galaxy J3 Duos is 28.1% DAMAGED because of four harmful viruses from recent adult sites. Soon it will damage your phone's SIM card and will corrupt your contacts, photos, data, applications etc. If you do not remove the virus now, it will cause severe damage to your phone. Here's what you NEED to do (step by step)". I have NOT been on any Adult sites; is this real or is someone trying to get access to my phone?
 

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Welcome to Android Central! No, those are always fake browser popups designed to scare you into installing some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably itself malicious.

Did this happen while you were on the Facebook mobile website on your browser, or on the Facebook app itself? If the latter, did you click a link that opened the browser first?
 

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Thank you! My Mom was on the FB app and click on something to read further and the notice popped up. I have never had that happen on my iPhone, so I was not sure if it was valid or not. Thanks again!
 

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Welcome to the forums. I would do a browser data clear to make sure that pop-up doesn't hijack the browser.
 

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The popup was associated with the website -- you tend to see these kinds of annoying popups on certain kinds of sites. It's not just the shady sites, either -- they also occur with some of those clickbait-y Buzzfeed-wannabe sites.
 

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The popup was associated with the website -- you tend to see these kinds of annoying popups on certain kinds of sites. It's not just the shady sites, either -- they also occur with some of those clickbait-y Buzzfeed-wannabe sites.
True, but that doesn't preclude the possibility of an eventual browser hijack.

In all honesty, this sort of thing irritates me. If the people who are responsible for this were in your position, I'm sure they would be irate.
 

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Welcome to Android Central! No, those are always fake browser popups designed to scare you into installing some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably itself malicious.

Did this happen while you were on the Facebook mobile website on your browser, or on the Facebook app itself? If the latter, did you click a link that opened the browser first?

It happened when I was on yahoo and I clicked the repair fast option and installed an app it didn't work so I deleted it now my simcard is no longer accessing network
 
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Welcome to Android Central! Unfortunately, that "Repair Fast" option is most likely what they were luring you to install. It may have installed a malicious app. Does the problem persist in Safe Mode? If you don't know how to access Safe Mode, let us know which phone you have.
 

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