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Ocassional Redirection to *.cloudfront.net sites on Chrome on Android?


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#1 HighTide1

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM

Hello everyone. Just have had this happen a couple times recently, so I wanted to try and get it checked. On Chrome on Android, I've been occasionally redirected to some variant of a cloudfront.net ad, usually telling me I've won something or other. Now, I always close the website and don't click on anything on the website itself, but this has happened to me two times in the past week, so I want to check and make sure my device is okay. The issue in question only occurs when I have Javascript enabled, and doesn't occur on every site, only random ones which display ads instead. Running ESET and Malwarebytes on the system turns up nothing. Any advice on what I should do? I've also reset the cookies and browsing data on Chrome earlier, but it's too early to tell if that fixes it.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:08 AM

Hello also do these and see.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:28 AM

Umm..., it's sort of impossible for me to do any of those things? This is something that has occurred on an Android Phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5 to be exact. As far as I can tell, no AdwCleaner app exists, nor one for JRT. Again, to reiterate the issue, I'm occasionally redirected to a cloudfront ad. It doesn't happen universally, appears random at best, and doesn't occur when Javascript is disabled. I've scanned with ESET and MalwareBytes, but both come up empty. Just want to check if it's a problem on the phone, or just a malicious ad.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

Can be malicious... L@@K

Reset your browser to default.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:37 AM

I've followed the instructions given on the website. Haven't had the issue yet, but as it was random to begin with, I can't conclude anything yet. With regards to the problem itself, could that occur on a perfectly healthy device if it just visited a page with a bad ad? Or could this only occur on a compromised device? I ask because ESET, Mbar, and Zemana come up with nothing when scanning.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:53 AM

Unfortunately some sites and downloads carry extra baggage. That why I run Adware cleaner ,, Junkware and MBAM every 2 weeks and an ESET san every month


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

You're definitely right on that. For that reason, I usually do any risky browsing, or browsing in geberal, on my phone. More difficult to get malicious apps when you never install anything. Redirecting ads are annoying though, especially when they occur on sites you would think are good. I mean, I got the latest one on doodle (polling site).

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:58 PM

Just to ask, but is there anything else that I should do on this, or is that pretty much it? I tend to use this phone alot, so I'd rather not worry if it were infected or not.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:16 PM

Are they both the paid tools? ESET and MBAM?

How to Enable/disable JavaScript in Chrome

 

 

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Edited by boopme, 23 October 2017 - 02:21 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

On my phone, all I have are the free versions. On everything else, I have the licenses. I've already disabled Javascript on Chrome, but I find I need to re enable it for a fair amount of sites. Do you think I need to worry about anything else?

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 11:05 AM

Not really.. Appears its this one site that has programming issues.
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