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Does my phone have a virus

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PebbleTTC Fri 18-Dec-15 22:32:09

Sorry not sure where to post this. I have a s6. Every now and then when I am browsing the internet I get directed to some Facebook page saying I have won something and usually the only way to exit is to close the tab.

This happens on various websites. Any ideas / suggestions?

knobblyknee Fri 18-Dec-15 22:43:32

Avast and Malwarebytes both do free versions for Android, use them both, Not sure if I'm allowed to post the links here? But here they are;

PebbleTTC Fri 18-Dec-15 22:54:57

I have AVG the free one but it is saying I don't have a virus. I just don't understand why I keep getting redirected to spam websites

chinam Fri 18-Dec-15 23:29:43

This kept happening to me, too but only when I was on mumsnet. It seems to have stopped now. Fingers crossed it stays away.

wasonthelist Fri 18-Dec-15 23:59:38

There was a problem with ads on Mumsnet redirecting to spam and porn sites a while ago.

Onynx Sat 19-Dec-15 00:12:26

This is happening to me on iPad and iPhone on safari - I've tried shutting down & restarting but it keeps coming back. Would love to know how to get rid of it...

DontMindMe1 Sat 19-Dec-15 00:17:53

yes, it's a virus and those apps don't 'detect' it. I had to take mine in to the repair shop to get wiped clean - cost about £25 but well worth it.

save all your photos etc before you take it in as everything will be wiped clean and the whole thing reset.

DontMindMe1 Sat 19-Dec-15 00:19:44

tell the repair shop it's a virus and show them the pop up...otherwise they might just do a basic reset which you can easily do yourself.

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