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Sorry if this doesn't go here... So for the last week or so phone has been acting funny. Redirects, normal sites now have ads, or internet/wifi will cut out. Just numerous issues. Now I have read that most samsung phones now have got usually over 400 system apps I did not know this, but to reassure me could someone take a look. I am not sure what you need, but I'll post a couple pictures. My phones a Samsung A32.. I'm not sure what you will need from me, but there is a couple screenshots from malwarebytes. Are all those apps, or processes supposed to have access to all that? Does the phones come like that now. Anyways let me know what you need from me and thanks in advance!

 

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Hi @tdoerr1017,

Regarding the the redirects/ads, these types of ads are usually browser related. This is caused by the way browsers handle redirections executed by JavaScript code.  Most browsers do not do a great job of preventing these redirects, which can also cause ad pop-ups.  Unethical 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 is to try a different browser, 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. Clearing your history and cache within the browser will help stop the ads from reoccurring.  In addition, clearing the Storage & Cache within the browser’s App Info itself also helps:

 

  1. Go to Settings > App Info
  2. Go to your browser app icon in App info list (such as Chrome) and click on it
  3. Once in your browser’s App info, go to Storage & cache
    1. Click Clear Storage
    2. Click Clear cache

 

Thanks for reaching out,

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