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I just went through a bunch of steps from another site in order to remove the masterhost.space virus.

Is this a new virus and Malwarebytes has not gotten to getting it in the current version or was something missed that I am not understanding?

I do have the Malwarebytes premium service.

Phone carrier: T-Mobile

Phone brand and model: Pixel 4XL

Which Android operating system you are running: Android 11

If your phone is rooted: No

If you are running any other security software: No

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Hi @David_Bass,

Is masterhost.space a website you are being redirected to?

This could be 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 Brave), 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.

If this isn't the case, you can send Apps Report and we can look for malware on your phone.

To send an Apps Report with Malwarebytes for Android use the following instructions.

1. Open the Malwarebytes for Android app.

2. Tap the Menu icon.

3. Tap Your apps.

4. Tap three lines icon in upper right corner.

5. Tap Send to support

Choose an email app to send Apps Report.

Your email app will open with the Apps Report included.

At this point, it would be very helpful to mention you are submitting via recommendation from the Malwareybtes forum.  This allows our support staff to know where to direct it.

By sending the Apps Report, you will create a ticket in our support system.

Private Message (PM) me the email used and/or the ticket number assigned.

Nathan

Thanks for reaching out,

Nathan

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Thank you for the information and I will follow your directions.

I did originally think it was a browser issue, but I completely disabled Chrome and starting using Firefox. I started getting the same popups with Firefox, so I figured it was something more than just the browser.

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David_bass listen up. 

I had the same virus for days now. 

The solution is - just go to the barcode app you probably have and delete it. 

Mine was the source for the adware, saw it on a forum. 

Look at the reviews in the play store.

Good luck, hit me up if that solved it

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