Well, I would say the problem with the @OP has already been sorted out and I don't think he requires thing....... rather than now what OP has been looking for is way to safeguard his device in future from these type of attacks and I would say it would be much more helpful if you can guide us with the same !
peter it's a pity you don't know what your talking about.
try learning something instead of thinking only your posts are of help and telling other posters their replies are useless, this is not your first reply in a topic i've read where you think only your posts hold any meaningful content that the op might find useful info, and any other posts after yours offer nothing relevant to the topic and are a waste of time.
my post tells you exactly what i think the problem is, the cause of it and also reassures you it's nothing to worry about unless you install the malware onto your device the warnings are trying to get you too.
the problem was sorted out because it wasn't a problem in the first place, (his device wasn't blocked needing him to start in safe mode and follow this to remove the bad app :- http://www.wintips.o...id-koler-virus/ ) so there was no malware on his tablet/phone, he didn't need to do a factory reset, or re-install the os like you suggested, no virus causing the popup like you also said he must have gotten from an app installed from somewhere other than the google playstore, etc. etc.
my post tells you why he didn't need to do any of those things, where the popup actually came from and what the cause is, it also told you how to stop seeing those popups ever again, by simple turning off javascrypt in your web browser.
so if that doesn't cover your "rather than now what OP has been looking for is way to safeguard his device in future from these type of attacks and I would say it would be much more helpful if you can guide us with the same !" statement, then i really don't know what does.
please don't take offence with this post, it was written rather tongue in cheek.
carry on helping out as best your able to on the forum but try and stop commenting on the usefulness or otherwise of other people's posts.
if they are wrong or you think the advice is bad then certainly comment and point it out.
just saying their posts offer no help to the op and are just a waste of time tho is nothing but rude and helps no-one while making you sound like a spoilt kid.
thanks for making me laugh tho and have a nice day,
more info here :- https://blog.malware...mac-os-x-users/
Q. Does this ransomware actually infect my Mac? Is it an exploit?
same thing on android.
Edited by terry1966, 23 January 2015 - 04:23 AM.