I'm good with Windows, pretty darned good some would say, but I am a total newbie when it comes to Android so I am reaching out to those of you who have far more experience than I.
I am running Jellybean (device doesn't support newer) on a Motorola Xoom tablet. Recently I have been getting a popup that says "The page at whitcombteam.com says" and then it's pure gibberish, as if it's looking for a language module that I don't have.
All there is is an OK button, if I tap anywhere it goes to the next screen which is a clear phishing attempt and another popup that says:
"The page at www.gauwzaken.com says:
Your Phone has (13) Virus!
The Virus may comput you data.
Please follow the instructions to remove the Virus"
It's clearly a crappy attack, the english is all screwed up and I'd never trust a popup anyhow.
The odd part is that it happens in Firefox and Chrome. Supposedly you can long press a notification and learn what app is sending it, that is not working. Long pressing does nothing.
I can hit the back button and go back to my page, but not until it also opens the play store and tries to get me to download "Lazy Swipe".
Anyone know how to remove a hijacker from Android? I've used Malwarebytes and the AVG antivirus (yeah, it's not that great but I can't afford a real one) with no luck.
Edited by computerxpds, 14 May 2015 - 09:43 AM.
Moved from DOS/PDA forum to Android OS forum