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  • scuzz
    Member

    Evening,
    You’re serving up a malicious add.
    Browsing the forum on my android I will occasionally get a pop up with the text:
    The page at ads.yahoo.com says:
    “Virus affecting your android ? Turn on Virus scanner Now!”
    Has Ok and Cancel dialogue boxes, am presuming Ok takes you to a site with an APK with shady permissions but haven’t had a look.
    Thought I would bring it to your attention.

    All users, don’t select Ok or download any suspect files after being invited to click on a link.

    Can someone please report this post for visibility? You can’t report your own posts! πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon jamj1974
    Subscriber

    Reported.

    CountZero
    Member

    Not an issue. πŸ˜‰

    allthepies
    Member

    countzero wrote:

    Not an issue.

    Burn him!

    πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    For future reference.

    Website technical enquiries

    If you have any questions or concerns about this website – @singletrackworld.com">tech@singletrackworld.com

    ohnohesback
    Member

    There are good reasons to install AVG or similar apps on your ‘droid.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    If you have any questions or concerns about this website

    Please email us privately so we can keep it quiet.

    beiciwr64
    Member

    I get a lot Lovelinks pop up on my android tab and then opens play store. πŸ™„

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Please email us privately so we can keep it quiet.

    If that were the case we’d delete any reference to problems but yet we don’t.

    deadlydarcy
    Member

    If that were the case we’d delete any reference to problems but yet we don’t.

    Admirable.

    slowoldgit
    Member

    And a advert to the right for free malware removal. See how the world goes round.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
    Subscriber

    I reported this to the mods earlier in the week. They are usually pretty quick at removing these ads.

    CountZero
    Member

    allthepies – Member
    CountZero said Β» Not an issue.
    Burn him!

    Is there an app for that?
    πŸ˜†

    Selled
    Member

    Bump

    Getting fedup of it now. Constantly occurring on both android phone and tablet.

    Any suggestions yet?

    Premier Icon bruneep
    Subscriber

    virus in your device(s)?

    not an issue here.

    Selled
    Member

    Don’t think so… can never be 100% though

    I’ve been looking into this a bit more and have a few observations,
    We only use the major ad networks Google, Microsoft, AOL and Switch. They are very conscious of ad malware and I would be surprised if they were distributing this code.
    We have hundreds of thousands of Android users on the site and it is the same few who report recurring problems.
    I use the site on my Android Nexus 7 and HTC One S regularly and have never encountered a problem.
    All this leads me to believe the problem may be with the users devices. Google does not vet the quality of apps distributed via the Google Play store so the odds are that some of our users may have installed a dodgy app at some stage. Equally, Android devices are vulnerable to viruses and other malware. It is recommended that you should run anti virus package on your device.

    Ultimately as I have been unable to replicate the problem I can’t see how I can help further. If you have any further information that would help me identify the cause of the problem I would be happy to investigate further.

    We are keeping the ad networks informed of the concerns in case they are the source..

    Premier Icon scotroutes
    Subscriber

    It’s on the device but only happens when browsing Singletrack?

    Chinny reckon

    eskay
    Member

    I had the same thing happen last night on an android phone.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    It’s on the device but only happens when browsing Singletrack?

    I’m with patrick – if it weren’t the device there would be an awful lot more people complaining about this across a range of platforms and devices.

    And why only on Android devices – the ad serving systems that stw use are largely OS agnostic.

    no idea if there’s a malwarebytes equivalent for android and I’ve not needed it on my Sony but if I were affected I’d assume it wa sme and not stw.

    My laptop keeps blocking a popup today; this is only occurring on STW.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    have you run malwarebytes etc?

    unless the code to launch the pop-up is delivered by stw or it’s ad partners it’s not really down to them is it?

    Merely commenting that I am getting this on a windows system and only with STW. Seems likely to me that a popup that only appears on STW and not on the 100’s of other sites I browse may be something to do with STW.

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    Patrick- do you make allowances for the difference between premier users reporting issues and the lowly proles?

    scuzz
    Member

    Afternoon,
    Flashed to downgrade back to 4.3 Jellybean.
    Only re-installed a few apps after reading the latest reviews on Play store,
    Still having the issue.
    For what that’s worth! πŸ™‚

    lowly proles?

    I only let P lapse because I never rceived a free gift!

    kcr
    Member

    I got a similar dodgy pop up while browsing on an Android phone, suggesting a virus had been detected and inviting me to clean it. No “Cancel” option, only an “OK”, so clearly a scam. I just used the back button to cancel the window.
    As reported by others, I have only experienced this on the STW site.

    Underhill
    Member

    Been experiencing this for about last week, and only on STW. No apps downloaded recently. Running a Desire S with Gingerbread & Avast installed

    I only let P lapse because I never rceived a free gift!

    Scuzz: Did you contact us at the time?
    Also, what apps did you install and were you flashing from a clean distro with security updates applied?

    Patrick- do you make allowances for the difference between premier users reporting issues and the lowly proles?

    Stoner: Not sure what you mean. Are you asking if Premier users with ads switched off are being affected?

    Premier Icon cp
    Subscriber

    Happened a couple of times to me during the last week on Android. Only on STW, not had it on any other site.

    cp: do you have ads on or off?

    scuzz
    Member

    Hi Patrick,
    I didn’t & I’m not too fussed, I was just having a dig at Stoner – I know you’re good at sorting out missed free gifts and didn’t mean to imply any fault on your part πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon cp
    Subscriber

    patricksingletrack – Singletrack Webby
    cp: do you have ads on or off?

    I have them off.

    Premier Icon cp
    Subscriber

    I’ll run AVG or something on the phone this afternoon, just to be sure.

    Cheers cp, that suggests it may not be ad networks.

    edlong
    Member

    Surely if the adverts are tailored to your browsing habits (which everyone always says is the case) then you would expect only some users to be served the “dodgy” ones, no?

    Wharfedale
    Member

    I’m getting the same messages. Android KitKat 4.4

    Selled
    Member

    I have both AVG and malwarebytes running on android. I get the popups fairly frequently on both phone and tablet.

    Premier Icon Mark
    Subscriber

    Not all the ads are targeted. Some are targeted at demographics, some using geographical data, some using past browsing data. We are treating this seriously and are looking under the hood and examining everything we can think of. But the suggestion that it’s happened to a user with ads turned off is causing some head scratching here.
    If anyone has any more technical details they can pass on to us, browser data, version etc then all of that will help us. The more details the better for us. And if you can post it directly to us at @singletrackworld.com">tech@singletrackworld.com that will be really helpful.

    pitchpro2011
    Member

    This is not happening on my kindle fire or htc one. You guys sure you haven’t installed a file by accident that’s searching itself to your most used sites?

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