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Discussion in 'Support and Feedback' started by JoanneF, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Anyone else had this? I assume on my phone I must be accidentally hitting on a dodgy ad or link but I have noticed a few times this week that I get redirected to a site telling me my phone is infected (it's not) accompanied by an alarming buzz; offering me a deal at Asda; or various other things - I just close the window before they come up properly. My history shows obeyter and I think rglshark (please don't access these just in case) Anyone know what's going on?
     
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    That sounds nefarious, like your phone has been compromised. As a protective measure I'd be looking at running reputable malware/AV on your device ASAP. I haven't used Android in anger for a very long time (because it's a Google product ;)), but there should be something in the Play Store to help.
     
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    Thanks, I did that! It has happened before, ages ago, but now several times this week but only from this site. Also with Mr F's phone when I pinched it while mine was on charge (don't tell him ;)) and it's the dogforum that is the common denominator. Sorry @Josie and @Oliver!
     
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    Hi @JoanneF - sorry Oliver hasn't been in the office today but is on his list of things to check asap!
     
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    No worries, thanks for checking it out when you can.
     
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    I'll look into this @JoanneF, sorry you're having some troubles.

    To confirm, it's only on mobile and ONLY when using dog forum right?
     
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    Yes, thanks @Oliver. If it helps I am using a Samsung Galaxy J2016.
     
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