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#1 Omega Knight

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

My stepdad's phone keeps poping up porn sites on chrome whenever he brings up the home screen. This screams popup malware to me, but neither Avast, nor Malwarebytes find anything. Anyone have a suggestion to kill this bug?

From what I hear. He only plays games, and watches generic nonporno vids on Facebook. I am semiskeptical, but will give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:57 PM

Google Search

 

You may want to open a topic in the Am I Infected forum here at BC.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 25 April 2018 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:09 PM

Since you say "phone" I'm presuming you mean smartphone.

 

Were I you I would definitely do a web search on the Android version it's running (or iOS version), Chrome, and "porn pop-ups".

 

Much as I endorse our "Am I Infected?  What do I do?" forum it focuses on Windows infections for the most part.


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#4 Omega Knight

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:12 PM

How would I have my parents find out what version of android it is?



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

The Android version can be found in Settings, usually in the "About Device" section.

 

You may even be able to find something without the version, so I'd definitely web search on the issue using, "Android Chrome porn pop-ups".


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:34 PM

It's an android 6.0.1, if that means anything. Beginning a search for solutions now.



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Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:59 AM

I would also add that you could (if you have physical access to the device) to check for any unwanted apps that installed without your father's knowledge

 

Here's a guide on how to check for unwanted apps and remove them: https://www.unlockunit.com/blog/how-to-tell-if-your-phone-has-a-virus

 

The main take is that you need to do the following steps:

  1. Boot the device into Safe Mode
  2. Search for any unwanted apps
  3. Uninstall any suspicious app (be careful not to uninstall any OS related app)
  4. Remove the Device Administrator Status of the identified app

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:06 PM

There might be an unwanted extension that installed itself in his Chrome browser. Removing all extensions normally removes the problem. It's not easy to infect an Android phone, although not entirely impossible.


Edited by Phantom010, 26 April 2018 - 05:06 PM.





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