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Annoying competition redirection on Chrome, Galaxy S5


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shelleywa

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Hi all,

 

I have an annoying problem when I'm using the chrome browser on my Samsung Galaxy S5 (and also on Chrome on my laptop) . I will be browsing the internet (usually when reading an article of some sort) and the browser will redirect to another page that has a competition on. It's a different one every time and it happens seemingly randomly (sometimes I can view a page OK, other times I get the redirection). And then it won't let me leave the page by hitting the "back" button - I have to close the entire tab to make it go away. The most recent one I got is in the attached screenshot of my phone.

 

 

 

What is this thing?! Is it a virus? Ransomware? How do I get rid of it??

 

Any help, much appreciated, thank you! 

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probably a malware, have you tried another browser like firefox ? ou can try to reset your phone

 

 

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Edited by merar4, 06 August 2017 - 12:41 PM.

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I don't want to use another browser. I use Chrome on my phone and laptop so that I can access all my bookmarks from both. Do you mean factory reset? Is there an app that can remove this kind of browser malware? 


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