Admin: Malicious Advert
Wasn’t worried about security, as plyphon says, unless you tell it to install, it won’t.
me being a complete luddite (and there being no option for “no”) pressed ok.
now have some app, 360 Mobile Security, on my phone.
makes me wonder how many people now might be having everything they do on their phone being sent to some server in Russia/etc?Posted 4 years agoplyphonMember
That 360 App appears to be a “legitimate”* app – it’s in the app store which is how it worked it’s way on to your phone.
Which means it’s likely a safe app and isn’t harvesting your limbs for Russia.
However, that doesn’t stop the company using deceptive tactics to get you to install it in the first place, which is what is happening here I think.
* Whilst the app itself might be legit and not harbor any malicious code to skim credit cards, it may be legitimately sending data or something else about your usage or whatever for the owners to sell on or worse. I personally wouldn’t install it under any circumstances.Posted 4 years agophilbert31Member
LG g2, Android 4.2.2
Still keep getting the lovelink crap!
I have noticed an add that looks dodgy, it appears at the top of the page and looks like a Facebook bar but with no writing, just a flashing message icon, when I clicked on it it tells me I’ve won a free app, obviously I’ve not gone any further but could this have anything to do with the problem?Posted 4 years agoretro83Member
iolo – Member
I have both an iphone and s4 .
I have no issue with the iphone but lovelinks.us warning on chrome and android internet (whatever that is).
I know I shpuld have stayed with IOS as I never had a problem with it.
This S4 is bloody awful phone.
Sorry to spoil your moan but people are having the same issues on iOS. The problem is with the advert providers and is absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the OS or browser which is simply displaying that data it is served.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Just read this all the way through, and so far I’ve not seen any of these pop-ups, either on my pad or phone.Posted 4 years ago
However, I usually only go on here in the evening, and that’s via wifi at home. Since this issue popped up, (snigger), I’ve not had an opportunity to grab sneaky looks at STW while at work, so no idea about over phone networks.CountZeroMember
Just out of interest, how long do you have to be using STW before this pop-up appears? I’ve turned off wifi on the pad, and I’ve been using it for about thirty-forty minutes, and nothing has appeared yet. That’s on O2. I can’t try on 3, the signal in this part of town is almost non-existent.Posted 4 years agotn25Member
perhaps this was the cause of the problem? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/06/yahoo_tainted_ads_malware/Posted 4 years agonickjbSubscriber
Had it a lot recently. In Singapore on hotel WiFi. Android 4.3, Google nexus 4. These and the yahoo one:Posted 4 years agomilky1980Member
Had my first experience of this today on my new phone. Get a warning message flash up for a split second then the screen goes blank and the phone shuts down completely then powers up. Only happens on STW as the ads load up. Can stay on other sites for ages without a problem.
Sony Xperia SP, Android 4.1.2 using Chrome browser on O2. Doesn’t happen on the built-in browser.Posted 4 years agoEdukatorMember
I fell for the bogus Java update. Lots of programme deleting, remove Firefox including all personal settings, OS back to a recovery point, reinstall Firefox, all OK now. Except Chrome which is still screwed but only serves as a back-up browser. Apart from the games everyone else gets I get some specific French things saying I’ve won an i-pad. AVG sends me a warning from time to time and Malwarbytes considers the stuff automatically downloaded when I use STW to be nasty. There were about 80 STW related things to be deleted the last time I ran a scan. Watching the adresses flashing up bottom left when I open an STW page is amusing but not reassuring.Posted 4 years agoatlazMember
But surely it’s only the app that would propagate an exploit to drive users to download it? Qui bono? Or have I misunderstood?
Or it could be the app developers have an affiliate program that someone is taking advantage of. There’s lots of poorly run affiliate programs out there where they don’t worry about fraud as long as the sales come in.Posted 4 years ago
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