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Hi,
my cell phone Blackview BV6000 (android 7.0) is protected by Panda Dome for two years now. And it worked well!

Now, when using google maps for navigation (or other apps), the display suddenly switches over to internet browser, trying to open gestyy.com.

Panda scan does not find any virus.
I installed Malwarebytes full trial version. Malwarebytes does not find any problems either.

Checking the internet, Gestyy.com is a browser hijacker

How can I remove Gestyy.com virus from my android 7.0 phone?

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Hi @Woita,

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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Thanks Nathan!

1. Is there no chance, that MalwarebytesApp solves my problem, by scanning my cellphone and clearing/deleting the infected areas?

2. the following browsers are installed: Firefox, Chrome, Startpage. I cannot delete Chrome, but I could deactivate it. Popups still come... Where, at Firefox, I can find the infection? There's no suspicious AddOn.

3. How do I disable Javascript on an Android7 system? But this action surely will cause side effects on other apps, right?

4. Android's back key - what's that? How can I clear the history and cache? (I already did restart of android, as well as switch on/off)

I'm not a rookie, but surely not so familiar with Android7 system. I'm really happy about more detailed information, e.g. step-by-step instruction how to find and delete the infection.

Thanks a lot

Best regards!

Woita

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Solution: Installing Kaspersky Internet Security, trial version.

Full scan.

Infected app (Office Viewer base.apk) found and deleted.

Problem solved.

 

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Hello, it is sad that the team around Malwarebytes for Android could not help in this matter!
 

MAM

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