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Old Jan 3rd 2018, 4:20 pm   #1
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Seem to have some kind of bug/malware on my Android phone. Somehow, it only pops up when I am checking BE. It's usually a message along the lines of "Your phone (and identifies the brand/model) is 28% infected with a serious virus and you need to install this software now". It's dressed up as a Google alert, but it's come in various guises so is obviously malware.

I have a an Anti Virus app on the phone, which is supposed to protect, and even when I run it it doesn't seem to pick anything up. I've tried uninstalling Chrome and re-installing Chrome, but it comes back. Not all the time, it will bug me for a few days and then disappear for weeks. And only on BE.

Anybody else encounter this? Any ideas on how to fix it?
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Seem to have some kind of bug/malware on my Android phone. Somehow, it only pops up when I am checking BE. It's usually a message along the lines of "Your phone (and identifies the brand/model) is 28% infected with a serious virus and you need to install this software now". It's dressed up as a Google alert, but it's come in various guises so is obviously malware.

I have a an Anti Virus app on the phone, which is supposed to protect, and even when I run it it doesn't seem to pick anything up. I've tried uninstalling Chrome and re-installing Chrome, but it comes back. Not all the time, it will bug me for a few days and then disappear for weeks. And only on BE.

Anybody else encounter this? Any ideas on how to fix it?
https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-android-virus/
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Reset the phone to factory.
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https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-android-virus/
or maybe
Reset the phone to factory.
Thanks. Don't want to do a factory reset (except as a last resort).

Link seems to suggest more malware apps, but I will look into it some more. I just thought my Anti-virus software should already have detected it.
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Thanks. Don't want to do a factory reset (except as a last resort).

Link seems to suggest more malware apps, but I will look into it some more. I just thought my Anti-virus software should already have detected it.
There's a thread in the Lounge about this. Seems to be a BE problem. Poll on takeover spammy things and virusy browser hijacking on BE
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There's a thread in the Lounge about this. Seems to be a BE problem. Poll on takeover spammy things and virusy browser hijacking on BE
Thanks. Will check it. The problem does seem to have something to do with the BE site.
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