1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    Need some help. The last couple of days i use my ie browser and when i google it, it find's a site, and once i enter that site my browser then gets redirected to either a porn site or a site saying that my phone's been infected. i tried to press back but sometimes is unresponsive. Read some articles saying to open a new tab but i don't want to do that all the time. Is there a shortcut around this??
    Second, should i use google or Bing?
    Third and lastly, this redirecting also happens on my android chrome browser

    Thanks for any advise
    03-08-2015 01:46 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    Need some help. The last couple of days i use my ie browser and when i google it, it find's a site, and once i enter that site my browser then gets redirected to either a porn site or a site saying that my phone's been infected. i tried to press back but sometimes is unresponsive. Read some articles saying to open a new tab but i don't want to do that all the time. Is there a shortcut around this??
    Second, should i use google or Bing?
    Third and lastly, this redirecting also happens on my android chrome browser

    Thanks for any advise
    If this is also happening on your Android Chrome Browser, then it is likely that the problem is not isolated to your IE Browser. Hence, your IE Browser was most probably not hacked/hijacked. If you were looking for the same site both in your IE browser and your chrome browser, it is safe to say that the redirecting is caused by the website itself. I would avoid that site, unless something really important can be found only in that site.

    Depending on the nature of your search, certain websites are designed to scam people into either believing that there is something wrong with their phone/pc and convince them to buy something, or redirect to a porn website where the user would most likely spend some time (maybe hours) browsing through that site, hence generating revenue through advertising.

    Lastly, Bing and Google seem to interpret key words a bit differently. I'm used to using Google in my laptop, but I use Bing freely in my phone. Whichever works for you (whichever gives you the result you're looking for faster), use that - sometimes Bing wins, sometimes Google wins.
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    Need some help. The last couple of days i use my ie browser and when i google it, it find's a site, and once i enter that site my browser then gets redirected to either a porn site or a site saying that my phone's been infected. i tried to press back but sometimes is unresponsive. Read some articles saying to open a new tab but i don't want to do that all the time. Is there a shortcut around this??
    Second, should i use google or Bing?
    Third and lastly, this redirecting also happens on my android chrome browser

    Thanks for any advise
    If this is also happening on your Android Chrome Browser, then it is likely that the problem is not isolated to your IE Browser. Hence, your IE Browser was most probably not hacked/hijacked. If you were looking for the same site both in your IE browser and your chrome browser, it is safe to say that the redirecting is caused by the website itself. I would avoid that site, unless something really important can be found only in that site.

    Depending on the nature of your search, certain websites are designed to scam people into either believing that there is something wrong with their phone/pc and convince them to buy something, or redirect to a porn website where the user would most likely spend some time (maybe hours) browsing through that site, hence generating revenue through advertising.

    Lastly, Bing and Google seem to interpret key words a bit differently. I'm used to using Google in my laptop, but I use Bing freely in my phone. Whichever works for you (whichever gives you the result you're looking for faster), use that - sometimes Bing wins, sometimes Google wins.
    Laura Knotek and RumoredNow like this.
    03-08-2015 03:13 AM

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