Troubleshoot unwanted popups (porn) on my tablet

keenongolf

New Member
Aug 17, 2020
2
Hi, I have recently started getting popups on mg phone and tablet. Now they are vile porn popups, hos can I get rid if them?
 

Ashish1+1

New Member
Nov 29, 2016
6
I had faced similar problem earlier. I had Lenovo tablet. Attempted almost all mobile security suites (including famous ones) nothing helped.

Malwarebytes did find the infection. It came from CM Browser (pre-installed as bloatware) which couldn't be removed. Even kaspersky helped for some time but couldn't suppress the connection that was auto-toggling Wifi/ 4g data.

Almost felt like it was something hard-coded as even factory reset did not help.

My last resort format and re-install of firmware from service centre.

It did the trick- somehow reinstall didn't accompany bloatware and now its working fine
 
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keenongolf

New Member
Aug 17, 2020
2
I had faced similar problem earlier. I had Lenovo tablet. Attempted almost all mobile security suites (including famous ones) nothing helped.

Malwarebytes did find the infection. It came from CM Browser (pre-installed as bloatware) which couldn't be removed. Even kaspersky helped for some time but couldn't suppress the connection that was auto-toggling Wifi/ 4g data.

Almost felt like it was something hard-coded as even factory reset did not help.

My last resort format and re-install of firmware from service centre.

It did the trick- somehow reinstall didn't accompany bloatware and now its working fine
Malwarebytes couldn't find anything, scans kept coming up clean so I have had to resort to a factory reset, but you would think that there would be better solutions.
 

DynaRose

New Member
Sep 29, 2020
1
I have the same issue too. Using anti-virus, it shows it was part of my phone's system that is the thing I don't understand with my handset.
Had you tried blocking those sites or deleting the chrome's data at settings?
Hi, I have recently started getting popups on mg phone and tablet. Now they are vile porn popups, hos can I get rid if them?
 

Balrog

Level 4
May 5, 2015
178
I had faced similar problem earlier. I had Lenovo tablet. Attempted almost all mobile security suites (including famous ones) nothing helped.

Malwarebytes did find the infection. It came from CM Browser (pre-installed as bloatware) which couldn't be removed. Even kaspersky helped for some time but couldn't suppress the connection that was auto-toggling Wifi/ 4g data.

Almost felt like it was something hard-coded as even factory reset did not help.

My last resort format and re-install of firmware from service centre.

It did the trick- somehow reinstall didn't accompany bloatware and now its working fine
Hi there. Almost any application can be deactivate in Android. It is not a uninstall of the app at least the app will not be active.
 

Ashish1+1

New Member
Nov 29, 2016
6
Hi there. Almost any application can be deactivate in Android. It is not a uninstall of the app at least the app will not be active.
In my case the malware infection took admin rights and overwhelmed the screen/ any opened apps with popups.

I could even open/ move to new apps from homescreen, forget reaching the settings.

Only times I could actually do so was when I entered safe mode with no wifi/ sim card

It was a bothersome week dealing with continuous popups and random install ( not initiated/ permitted by me) when I tried sorting the issues out by myself
 
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