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Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-27, 23:04 PM

I have been fighting a strange thing with my G7 Power for a while. When I wake the phone up it looks like chrome pops up with websites recommended that look suspicious. I can close out chrome, but a few minutes later it pops back up over and over again, no matter what else I am doing with the phone. I have deleted chromes browsing history, cleared browsing data, etc. I bought the full version of Malwarebytes and ran it several times, along with Avast and still have the problem. Anyone have any idea that will clean out what ever it is in my phone?? I am wondering if I can uninstall Chrome, and then reinstall is, and might that help??. I'm getting desperate.

Thanks for any help!!!

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Re:Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-28, 13:32 PM

Chrome is known for being taken over by Ads. Go Phone settings> apps and find Chrome and the in it's settings find Storage and clear Data and Cache.

 

If possible disable and use a better browser like Opera from the Playstore,

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opera.browser

 

and make Opera your default Browser.

 

Opera not only has a great ad-blocker it uses compression to save data and also has a free VPN for more secure browsing..

 

HTH :)

 

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Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-28, 20:41 PM
Use adguard https://adguard.com/en/adguard-android/overview.html Blocks just about everything very small and minimal battery drain.
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Re:Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-29, 3:48 AM

I disabled Chrome, but that didn't help????

 

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Re:Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-29, 8:52 AM

Try Malwarebytes,

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.malwarebytes.antimalware&hl=en_GB

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Re:Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-29, 19:46 PM

Got the paid version of Malwarebyses,  tried Avast, they found nothing. Tried other advice from searching the internet, and and got appwatch. Said the last program that ran before the unwanted ads popped up was Chrome. I disabled it, and that didn't help, reinstalled  it. Ready to try a 5# hammer.

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Re:Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-29, 22:49 PM
Did you try adguard?
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Re:Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-31, 3:30 AM

I'm downloading adguard right now, but it says Adblocker Only for Yandex.Browser and Samsung Internet. Will try anyway???

 

Nope, will not work with Chrome. I went to the link above, but don't know how to install on my phone??

 

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Re:Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-08-31, 10:22 AM

You downloaded the playstore app which is an extension for those browsers only.

 

Go to the link I posted,download adguard.apk and install as a standalone app.

 

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Re:Chrome keeps poping up strange web sites

2020-09-01, 3:33 AM

I don't know how to do that, old don't ya know. How does one do that?? I did download it to my computer.

 

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