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40_Percent_Trash #1 Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:35 AM

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I was on Fandom Wikia recently doing research for a game Metro Redux. I was on the website two days prior to that that was discussing moral points, a system that effects the ending of the game. Nothing happened two days ago but today on the other hand... (Not gonna post spoilers)

 

And so an "ad" pops up on my phone for an offer for a chance to win 3 grand for guessing the founder of Facebook :sceptic: ... That's not fishy at all... I inspected the element and it was from an unknown source... 

 

Closed the tab and do a virus scan nothing comes up bad but I want to make sure my device suffers no damage. (Any suggestions to be ultra sure nothing happened? Not much of a techie myself but being careful in a world with almost everything digital now doesn't hurt.)

 

Also I go on the Fandom Wikia so much because the information is reliable. I don't want that site to fall into bad hands and I don't want others to suffer a terrible fate.

 

It would be one thing if it was porn and that happened a person would know what they are getting into :trollface:

 

Also not gonna post the link because

 

1. Going back to the website that set off my firewall is a bad idea.

 

2. Some dummy will click it and then I will get blamed.

 

3. I gave you the information to Google if you feel you have strong enough security to handle it and see for yourself, reading this thread you know the risks.

 

 

Tl;DR: If there is a way to flag it for potential virus threat let me know, and ways to be sure my device is unharmed and nothing rooted in my phone.



_UrgleMcPurfle_ #2 Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:44 AM

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I actually just got a virus on my PC from going on a website (without clicking on anything). However, I don’t think fandom wiki is compromised; it’s just that one ad. 

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Ericmopar #3 Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:54 AM

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Adds are a huge source of malware. Hence why I use Adblock plus in Firefox most of the time. It's available for Chrome now too.

 

Other than that, I had strange things start happening on my Android after downloading the Blitz Assistant. Strange and huge increases in battery usage when the phone should have been asleep etc. Taking too long to load web pages etc. (as if a whole lot of resources were being used in the background)

I uninstalled it, which helped, but ended up resetting my phone to get it working properly again.

It was the only app I ever added to my phone, I'm very strict that way and I've had no problem since.


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7_3_PowerStroke #4 Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:19 PM

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Yeah. I'm not sure if I opened a spam email or what, but my laptop (the one i use for blitz and WoWS) is running slow and buggy if I have more than just Chrome and 1 game open. Now I probably have to get it looked at. Ran a virus check and came up clean but battery usage is through the roof and it has other issues. Something's up...

Edited by _Maho_Nishizumi_212, 04 January 2018 - 01:22 PM.

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