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Is it possible for malware to be embedded in Cache & Cookies?


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#1 dtfdonut

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:43 PM

I have a question about Google Chrome for Android. Is it possible for adware to be embedded in its browser cache? Before I cleared my cache, a new tab keeps opening up randomly to a dodgy site. This seemed to have cleared after i cleared my cache and cookies. Is this coincidental?



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:53 AM

What I personally use for my phone.

 

You will need FireFox for android.

Self Destructing Cookies.

Ublock Origin.

Anti Ad Block Killer

Dns Changer Android.

Use Alternate DNS.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:09 PM

Clearing the browser cache can sometimes eliminate all sorts of problems. As for Cookies...they are NOT a "threat" in the typical sense we think of malware infection. As text files, cookies are inherently harmless and cannot be executed to cause any damage. See my detailed explanation about cookies and links to resources in order to mitigate them.
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