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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:23 PM

I don't know how this started and don't know how to remove it. Whenever I'm using the chrome browser on my samusng galxy s4 I will usually get redirected to adware sites such as spaces dot slimspots dot com it will show a message saying "you have won a massive prize" or "malware was found on your system!" But after 3 seconds of showing this message McAfee site advisor blocked it and classified it as a dangerous site. Is there anyway to remove this? I have tried clearing the data and cache on chrome, ran scans with malwarebytes, McAfee, avast, avg, bit defender, and many other scanners (of course uninstalling the other in case of conflicts) and they all found nothing! I am really stumped on what to do here. The redirect occurs on XDA developers, gamefaqs, facebook, supercheats and some other sites. Please help me!

Edited by awesomecooldude101, 14 January 2015 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:36 PM

I had just read about this adware the other day. I have seen tons of suggestions but nothing seems to work. I literally stumbled on this answer and looked at others who tried it and it seems to be a chrome issue. The adware doesn't bother other browsers.

Let me know if this works for you. I don't have the adware so I can't test it.

http://androidforums.com/threads/android-chrome-redirection-virus-malware-adware.878655/

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:32 PM

OK I'll try that the thing is though sometimes I get the popups on the normal android browser (internet) I'll have a look at the forum you told me to go and follow the instructions there.

Edit: Can't do the steps not sure if it will work on windows 8 and can't find the connector leads for the computer. Not sure if Firefox with ad block extension will work. Also I tried going to XDA developers on another phone that is completely clean no adware using the internet browser not chrome and guess who! It redirected me to spaces dot slimspots dot com I quickly backed put of it before damage could be done though...

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 06:44 PM

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:41 PM

From what I've been able to glean out of the 15 or 20 different posts and write ups I read. It's a flaw in the Chrome code. Other browsers don't seem to be affected like this.

Every one of the posts I read, said using a different browser doesn't seem to generate the same yet specific issue with slimspots.

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 02:13 AM

Alright then I guess I'll have to use Mozilla Firefox but what worries me is that McAfee site advisor doesn't support Firefox... Its sad that a massive company like Google can't fix this problem. Hopefully in future updates they will find a solution.

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