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  1. hawwie_4's Avatar
    @hawwie_4
    If you had two step authentication with your phone set up
    Its possible someone tried to login to your account
    Just change the pass and you'll be set.
    I checked my recent logins the only activity I saw was from IPs registered to my devices
    01-12-2015 08:16 PM
  2. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Why did you contact Microsoft?
    So they can find the Market Advertiser and remove the ad from the servers.
    01-12-2015 08:18 PM
  3. hawwie_4's Avatar
    Should I go ahead and change my password?
    01-12-2015 08:20 PM
  4. hawwie_4's Avatar
    Could it be caused by me changing sync settings for my passwords and having a 2- step/ authenticator set up on my profile?
    01-12-2015 09:02 PM
  5. gernerttl's Avatar
    Help! MSN sports brought me to this website for an article, while reading a popup on my phone said "warning your phone has a virus" my browser opened another tab and brought me to this thing for the Google play store. Does my phone have malware on it? If so how can I check if I do and remove the malware?
    Did it look like this? If so, ignore it. It's annoying, but harmless.

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    01-13-2015 01:57 AM
  6. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Help! MSN sports brought me to this website for an article, while reading a popup on my phone said "warning your phone has a virus" my browser opened another tab and brought me to this thing for the Google play store. Does my phone have malware on it? If so how can I check if I do and remove the malware?
    It's just an advertisement designed to provoke you into buying their product... just like how tv ads tell you how fat, how malnourished or how poor you are. Just ignore the ad and be at peace in knowing that there are no known viruses for Windows Phones. Besides, only a sophisticated anti-virus software can detect viruses remotely... not some sports webpage.
    hawwie_4 and xandros9 like this.
    01-13-2015 05:36 AM
  7. Ruined's Avatar
    Could it be caused by me changing sync settings for my passwords and having a 2- step/ authenticator set up on my profile?
    yes
    hawwie_4 likes this.
    01-13-2015 06:17 AM
  8. rollindice's Avatar
    ignore link , you good, chill bro, we have safest mobile OS ,PERIOD!
    gernerttl, hawwie_4 and xandros9 like this.
    01-13-2015 07:43 AM
  9. wayn1ak's Avatar
    Another reason why I'm staying away from Android and will only go to iOS if I really really really have to ;)
    01-13-2015 08:43 AM
  10. realwarder's Avatar
    No Malware is possible.
    01-13-2015 11:09 AM
  11. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Stop visiting porn sites !
    01-13-2015 01:53 PM
  12. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Go to any website you want to on Windows Phone. You are safe.
    01-13-2015 07:48 PM
  13. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    I came across the same situation on my Lumia 928. I was on the Facebook app and clicked an article which opened in IE. While reading the article, a banner that is native to the WP OS popped up warning me of malware/virus. It's actually concerning because it does not look like an ad on the webpage, it's actually a black banner similar to how Cortana notifies you of a calendar event!
    That's a JavaScript popup. It appears native to any platform.
    01-13-2015 09:16 PM
  14. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    It's called scareware, it's why there are botnets in the 10's of millions in western countries. People get all this tech and have no idea how it works, they will believe anything that pops up that looks remotely like they should believe it (and by remotely I mean, not even close to remotely, but you know, all pop ups look the same).

    It is the BEST tool for hackers to get machines infected and the BEST way for pen testers to successfully get into secure networks. Never click the X on those in a browser, it's just a link to install, right click on the task bar and chose to close the open window that is supporting it.
    01-14-2015 10:20 AM
  15. awilliams1701's Avatar
    As a web developer I can reproduce that exact thing in less than a minute. It would take longer to type all of that, then to actually make it show up like that. In javascript there is a command called alert(message); The variable message contains that text and it will show up EXACTLY like that (because that's probably exactly what caused that in the first place).

    Did it look like this? If so, ignore it. It's annoying, but harmless.

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    01-14-2015 10:59 AM
  16. Prajjwal Dimri's Avatar
    No that's not a malware!!!
    01-14-2015 12:06 PM
  17. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Go to any website you want to on Windows Phone. You are safe.
    A friend of mine got herpes from visiting a website with his Windows Phone. Not safe.
    01-14-2015 03:57 PM
  18. John Naas's Avatar
    Some of my favorite automotive forums have been running ads for candy crush and age of empires. As soon as that ad loads I am ripped from IE and the AP store opens to one of those games. It will keep doing it until I refresh the pages without those ads. Its horrible and ensures I will never download or use those aps/games. I have been notifying the forums that display these ads since they don't like them either, it actually reduces visits to their forums.
    01-16-2015 10:14 PM
  19. sumothong01's Avatar
    Im getting the same thing. I know to ignore it, but now will pop every few seconds and stack on top of each other and will not stop. It's really annoying.
    01-22-2015 11:09 PM
  20. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    How are you so sure?
    just don't care about that popup....its quite common some website display these ads so that some user visits there targeted website.......the ads are designed so cleverly that its resembles a system notification....but don't care just ignore them
    01-23-2015 12:04 AM
  21. OriginalPoster's Avatar
    I ran into this scareware this morning on my Lumia 1020, but I stupidly did click the x on the first pop-up message, which was just some garbled text, followed by the usual alert and then the Google play link for the android app. My phone appears to be working fine, but should I be taking any precautions?
    07-25-2015 01:26 PM
  22. gernerttl's Avatar
    I ran into this scareware this morning on my Lumia 1020, but I stupidly did click the x on the first pop-up message, which was just some garbled text, followed by the usual alert and then the Google play link for the android app. My phone appears to be working fine, but should I be taking any precautions?
    You will be fine. It was targeted towards an Android user and won't affect you. Any kind of malware designed for Android, won't work on Windows.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-25-2015 01:53 PM
  23. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    On a related note, the "Placebo Antivirus" app I built has been downloaded over 148000 times. Go figure...
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-25-2015 03:18 PM
  24. OriginalPoster's Avatar
    Thank you!
    07-25-2015 04:42 PM
  25. thebcooper's Avatar
    On a related note, the "Placebo Antivirus" app I built has been downloaded over 148000 times. Go figure...
    You think people would notice that the apps like that don't do anything. -__- I'm hoping that with windows 10 there will be more apps submitted that are actual apps which people shouldn't feel ashamed to use which will push apps like that down and they will eventually fade into oblivion.

    Maybe someday there will be an adblocker built in anyway, like iOS 9 is pushing for. (if there is one already, I'm sorry, please point me towards it!).
    Then again, when that happens, ad companies will find ways around it and do different things.
    Ad blocking is a difficult subject anyway. Websites need it to stay afloat, but it is not good for end consumers normally.
    07-25-2015 04:43 PM
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