mobile phone virus

Which is the best security/app to get rid of pop ups for dating etc, I clicked on a link on hukd and got infected with something, phone buzzes etc warning me

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That's a html notification being abused by a crap website. Not a virus.. Annoying ain't it! Pop up blocker/add blocker browser can help but just ignore and carry on.

Get from the playstore.. Adblock Plus. It's a Firefox browser that blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default

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wayners

That's a html notification being abused by a crap website. Not a virus.. … That's a html notification being abused by a crap website. Not a virus.. Annoying ain't it! Pop up blocker/add blocker browser can help but just ignore and carry on.




Ok, thanks, it happened twice on The Times website which never has any third party links only adverts, strange how it was soft core porn dating stuff

download cc cleaner, Macfee or clean master. all are free for the play store. I like Macfee best.

If android give it a scan with malwarebytes. Don't leave on phone though as slows to a crawl with daily scans.

if you have bt broadband you get mcafee free for pc and android

Yeah. I had it a few months back and going back just caused the phone to vibrate again. Had problems shutting the website because I was flapping a bit and not thinking. Finally got out. I heard it talked about on possibly the Android Central podcast? They said its a harmless notification being abused in the browser, but it frightens people which can lead them to more trouble.

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mlear2006

if you have bt broadband you get mcafee free for pc and android



I'm with BT and have free Macaffe on my other devices, never thought I could use it for a mobile.

airfix

Ok, thanks, it happened twice on The Times website which never has any … Ok, thanks, it happened twice on The Times website which never has any third party links only adverts, strange how it was soft core porn dating stuff



​that's happened to me too oO

I use kaspersky. it's good.

Get a free one as non of them work and all they do is slow your phone down and kill battery

spencer24

Get a free one as non of them work and all they do is slow your phone … Get a free one as non of them work and all they do is slow your phone down and kill battery



​Yeah. Makes people feel safer though.

airfix

I'm with BT and have free Macaffe on my other devices, never thought I … I'm with BT and have free Macaffe on my other devices, never thought I could use it for a mobile.



​they just brought it to android in November it's on the play store and you get a verification code through the website

What phone is it? I'd check you're on official software and then factory reset, your data is compromised, I'd not continue using it until it's sorted.

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dcx_badass

What phone is it? I'd check you're on official software and then factory … What phone is it? I'd check you're on official software and then factory reset, your data is compromised, I'd not continue using it until it's sorted.


It's a newish Moto g

airfix

Which is the best security/app to get rid of pop ups for dating … Which is the best security/app to get rid of pop ups for dating etc, I clicked on a link on hukd and got infected with something, phone buzzes etc warning me


check all the installed apps especially ones from odd named developers, with low number of downloads, "questionable download source" etc. remove them and close all the tabs in chrome. that should solve the problem.

Try Malwarebytes(free).
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