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Hi all

I'm a premium user and I'm constantly being redirected to different .PW domains alerting me that I have "several viruses" (fake) .  It seems to happen a lot whenever I visit news sites (daily mail, the independent, etc) so I'm thinking that the redirects are triggered by malicious adverts.

I'm quite surprised that Malwarebytes doesn't detect or fix this problem I'm having!

I've given MB full admin rights and I always update and scan my phone regularly.

What can I do?

Thanks.

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Hi @Gotanno,

These types of ads are browser related. This is caused by the way most browsers handle redirections executed by javascript code.  Most browsers don't do a great job of preventing these redirects, which also cause ad pop-ups.  Advertising affiliates are aware of this, and exploit this weakness.  Even if an advertising affiliate is shut down for using this exploit, they just come back with a different affiliate id and are right back at it.


The best way to block these pop-ups are to try a different browsers, disable javascript, install a browser with ad blocking (like Opera), and/or install Ad-block Plus.


If you encounter these pop-ups again, back out of them using Android's back key. Also, clearing your history and cache will help stop the ads from reoccurring.


Thanks for reaching out,


Nathan
 

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