Warning system damaged on Google??


AlJones2402

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 16:50
Hi

I don't know what is happening lately but on a couple of occasions now when opening a topic to view within the Pentax forum I suddenly get a Google system warning. System corrupted?

Just this evening I clicked on Conqueror recent topic to read in the "latest topics" column and suddenly I have these pop up messages. Very frustrating!!
Just wondering has anyone else had this issue. Are there any bugs within the website??
I have attached a couple of Screen shots of what appears.

Never had it before and only occurred on this site!!

Any feedback appreciated.

Al




punkrockemo

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 17:40
I have had a similar problem on my phone (android) , again always with this site

I disconnet from internet and delete history
Last Edited by punkrockemo on 24/11/2016 - 17:41

CiderDrinker

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 17:50
I have also had the same on my phone with this site.
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pgweber

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 17:56
Me too.
28.1% and 4 viruses as well.
On this site with my Android mobile phone.
Peter

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Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, , 55-300, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Last Edited by pgweber on 24/11/2016 - 17:57

JAK

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 17:59
Looks like a scam to me. Probably wants you to install a virus!
No issue on my PC.
If only it was easy to run Adblocker on Android it would prevent that. Unfortunately the phone needs to be rooted to run it, which might mean the firmware won't update afterwards.
One of the reasons I hate accessing the web via phone.
I'd actually report that problem to Google.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 24/11/2016 - 18:00

chris667

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 18:05
Looks like malware. Have you installed any apps recently? It's worth installing antivirus on Android devices, even though Google says you don't need them.

I recommend Sophos - very unobtrusive and has saved my bacon more than once. Free to download and use via the Play store.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 19:02
I've also had this issue and have been in contact with the site developers over it.

Same here, same pop up. Freaked me out!

Installed 3 different antivirus apps, one after the other, and not one found any threats on my phone.
Gareth
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 19:04
Just emailed Rick with a link to this thread for him to have a gander
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 19:06
Quick question peeps.

Does it do it for you when on WiFi only, when browsing using your mobile data connection eg. 3G or 4G or doesn't make a difference how you're connected?
Gareth
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 19:49
cardiffgareth wrote:
Quick question peeps.

Does it do it for you when on WiFi only, when browsing using your mobile data connection eg. 3G or 4G or doesn't make a difference how you're connected?

Thanks all for the comments. It obviously looks like there's a malware problem with the site possibly linked to mobile browsing as I forgot to mention I only have this issue browsing through my mobile phone.

Gareth, I can be on Wifi or 4g and appears to make no difference unfortunately.

I have no problems when logged in via the Laptop.
Lets hope the it lot can sort it out.
Cheers guys.

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 21:07
Cheers Robert,

Looking online:
http://androidforums.com/threads/android-chrome-redirection-virus-malware-adware...
Seems a few others are having this issue which would lead me to think that it's an issue with the Chrome browser and not this site, although as a few of us are having issues with just this site, then maybe how this site communicates with a device is where there is an interception.

Someone on that link mentioned disabling Javascript in the settings as a quick fix or maybe using a different browser, such as Opera or Firefox.

Other useful links:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/Q74jiLWfLdM%5B176-200%5D
http://androidforums.com/threads/android-forums-is-loaded-with-malware-ads.89511...
Gareth
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Last Edited by cardiffgareth on 24/11/2016 - 21:09

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 24/11/2016 - 21:17
This was from my old phone. I picked up a new phone on Monday, completely fresh and today I had the dreaded pop up !


Screenshot_2016-11-10-17-36-40 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
Gareth
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Last Edited by cardiffgareth on 24/11/2016 - 21:18

JAK

Link Posted 25/11/2016 - 00:14
It'll be the app that's got the virus in it. It's scareware to make you install it. Whatever you do do, don't do that!
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 25/11/2016 - 00:16

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 25/11/2016 - 16:39
Yeah the more I read up on it the more I know it's not actually a virus it's just malware. Rick sent me some information on it also so I've been reading that as well. Apparently it is able to explore a vulnerability either in the interent browser on your device, or in the website you're trying to connect to if it displays ads, because it is not a virus, more of a Google ad type pop-up that appears. I was looking on one website and it was saying that it's potentially an app that is on your device that is infected, only way to find out is to delete one at a time and then eventually come to the right app and then delete that. Someone mentioned about going into Settings>Accounts>Google and then scrolling down to Ads and then pressing "reset your ads ID". Then to go to your browsing search history, remove everything from "the beginning" so there's nothing, not even passwords, cookies etc. Then go to Settings>Apps>Chrome (although your Apps might be called App management) and here force stop Chrome, the clear the data and also the cache. Once all this is done, then restart your device. I have a few potential apps that could be the cause so they've gone. Here's hoping.
Gareth
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 25/11/2016 - 16:43
Having said and done all that, as the page was refreshing from saying my post was successful I had the dreaded pop-up!!
Gareth
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