1. galbenush's Avatar
    Most of the times when i click on a link, Edge loads that page and after a second redirects me to sites like ads.iconpeak . com, asking me to install non existing apps, or letting me know that my "adroid phone" is affected by viruses etc. After i go back and reload the initial page, everything is ok.

    Same thing happends if i type an adress myself. On WI FI or when using mobile internet connection.

    Windows 10 should be safe from viruses etc, hence there are no antiviruses for the platform.

    What i noticed is that after it redirects me, i can browse on any page without further issues. After a few hours when i use Edge again, it redirects me to an ad site.

    I was wondering if anyone has this problem also.

    This is what i got after i typed windowscentral.com.
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    midnightfrolic likes this.
    08-03-2015 04:12 PM
  2. npoe's Avatar
    Weird, are you using your home wifi network or cellular carrier?
    08-03-2015 07:24 PM
  3. galbenush's Avatar
    home wi-fi, work wi-fi, cellurar, it doesn't matter....
    08-04-2015 02:40 AM
  4. chmun77's Avatar
    If it is some malware attacks, it will be interesting. So much for being the safest mobile platform. But on the bright side, perhaps W10 is getting popular hence the attackers are taking it into considerations as well. LOL!
    08-04-2015 03:27 AM
  5. RuleOfSines's Avatar
    Did you try using the Tabs view to manually close all your open tabs? The ad may have opened in a background tab at some point and every time edge reloads the last state it is triggering the redirect.

    Just a guess on my part.
    08-04-2015 08:48 PM
  6. hprvez's Avatar
    Are you using alternative dns?
    08-05-2015 06:09 AM
  7. Ekmeet Singh's Avatar
    It might not be a malware but the website may have ads triggering mechanism when u load the certain website that will happen in any browser or OS . So I think that ur phone is safe from adware and malware.
    08-05-2015 06:40 AM
  8. Raviraj Halarnekar's Avatar
    I thinks the pop ups are causing the issue.
    Have u tried opening the same link using other browsers?? Try ucweb or opera mini
    08-05-2015 07:00 AM
  9. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    Well considering Edge Mobile identifies as Chrome mobile for websites, I'm not surprised it was susceptible to ad malware.

    That's my biggest pet peeve with Edge Mobile is the fact that websites will try to push their android apps on me because it thinks I'm using a droid.
    08-05-2015 10:44 AM
  10. Jazmac's Avatar
    Well considering Edge Mobile identifies as Chrome mobile for websites, I'm not surprised it was susceptible to ad malware.

    That's my biggest pet peeve with Edge Mobile is the fact that websites will try to push their android apps on me because it thinks I'm using a droid.
    I've never seen that happen but I'll take your word that Edge identifies as chrome. Even sounds weird.
    08-05-2015 02:03 PM
  11. Jazmac's Avatar
    Only time I've seen this happen is when you connect to an open wifi and you had to agree to some things before you were allowed to use it. This is the result of that agreement.
    08-05-2015 02:37 PM
  12. Asskickulater's Avatar
    I've never seen that happen but I'll take your word that Edge identifies as chrome. Even sounds weird.
    Edge often indetifies as chrome/android in order to get around websites loading broken IE6 compatible versions of their website that are tied to IE's user string.

    and, to debunk this right now, identifying itself as a different browser/OS that is susceptible to adware/viruses does NOT make edge itself vulnerable to those same viruses, its just detail spoofing, that's it
    Jazmac, realwarder, a5cent and 1 others like this.
    08-05-2015 03:17 PM
  13. Panos Athanasiou's Avatar
    the same happens on my android tablet its just an ad from the sites thats what i came to understand after seeing it on edge with the same message xD just stupid ad sites nothing more they use different ads for phones it seems :3
    08-09-2015 03:38 PM
  14. galbenush's Avatar
    Did you try using the Tabs view to manually close all your open tabs? The ad may have opened in a background tab at some point and every time edge reloads the last state it is triggering the redirect.

    Just a guess on my part.
    Yes...i tend to close all tabs before closing EDGE.
    08-24-2015 10:37 AM
  15. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    My views at what's happening here is that you're touching an ad in the page, and that ad is opening a new tab. Very easy to do while scrolling, especially if touch is set to be sensitive. I often open ads unintentionally that way.
    08-24-2015 10:59 AM
  16. woe3000's Avatar
    Hi I have a similar problem - although its not 'ads.iconpeak.com' when I try to remove malware or install AVG or whatever on my phone it just blocks the app or causes the download to fail I can see the adware taking over as it goes from right to left across my screen. asking if I want to 'claim PPI online' etc - opinion varies on how to remove it from 'there are no viruses/malware in WP8/10 phone to 'I have malware' lol any advice you had on how you got rid of yours would be appreciated - p.s. I am not a guru - I don't know what a sandbox is unless you mean what I used to play in when I was in nappy's. Cheers Ian Roe UK
    10-27-2015 03:03 AM
  17. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Hi I have a similar problem - although its not 'ads.iconpeak.com' when I try to remove malware or install AVG or whatever on my phone it just blocks the app or causes the download to fail I can see the adware taking over as it goes from right to left across my screen. asking if I want to 'claim PPI online' etc - opinion varies on how to remove it from 'there are no viruses/malware in WP8/10 phone to 'I have malware' lol any advice you had on how you got rid of yours would be appreciated - p.s. I am not a guru - I don't know what a sandbox is unless you mean what I used to play in when I was in nappy's. Cheers Ian Roe UK
    The very first time I heard something like this! The only boring iussues on IE / Edge Mobile are all the same fast redirecting pages I resolve tapping fast the back arrow, or stopping and entering in Settings and clearing cache.
    I know using free / home wifi with open dns or google dns presetted cause jokes like this, in fact when browsing via Vodafone HSPA I have no redirects.

    Tecnically, there's not any virus or malware on Windows Mobile till now according to Kapersky labs and collegues, in primis due to the the closed s.o., and then to the too much little diffusion in USA to ensure a "money return" for virus development efforts
    10-27-2015 04:39 AM
  18. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    Most of the times when i click on a link, Edge loads that page and after a second redirects me to sites like ads.iconpeak . com, asking me to install non existing apps, or letting me know that my "adroid phone" is affected by viruses etc. After i go back and reload the initial page, everything is ok.

    Same thing happends if i type an adress myself. On WI FI or when using mobile internet connection.

    Windows 10 should be safe from viruses etc, hence there are no antiviruses for the platform.

    What i noticed is that after it redirects me, i can browse on any page without further issues. After a few hours when i use Edge again, it redirects me to an ad site.

    I was wondering if anyone has this problem also.

    This is what i got after i typed windowscentral.com.
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    Thx info. Never heard of this before. Never experienced it either. Does it happen when the page renders in mobile and desktop mode? Does it happens if you hard reset the phone? Try hard reseting the phone and do not opt to restore from backup and try it.

    It could possibly be an full page ad overlaying above the page that's completely transparent and whatever you click on the page will trigger the overlay ad and bring up another page, making you think it's redirecting you. Just a thought. Hoping it's not malware...last thing we need.
    10-27-2015 09:17 PM
  19. galbenush's Avatar
    Problem seems to be solved now. I did reset without restoring, on newer build also. Not sure when it happened, but the problem went away. Hope it will stay like that.
    midnightfrolic likes this.
    10-31-2015 04:43 PM
  20. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Problem seems to be solved now. I did reset without restoring, on newer build also. Not sure when it happened, but the problem went away. Hope it will stay like that.
    Went away because the cache deletes oldest entries or the smart screen filter updates its list and blocks it.
    The next time press the back arrow more than one time till you land on a normal previous page, or press Tab and close it, and enter in settings and delete cache and history. It's not a virus or malware, simply an annoyng redirect pop-up . same as desktops
    a5cent and galbenush like this.
    11-01-2015 04:06 AM
  21. syousaf's Avatar
    I am facing the same issue on my laptop and my windows phone. I reset the phone, uninstalled unnecessary apps but the ads are still there. Can some one please post how to resolve the issue. I can't browse any site on my phone. With every site it first redirects to an advertisement. Checked on different browsers as well.
    03-07-2016 10:51 PM
  22. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I am facing the same issue on my laptop and my windows phone. I reset the phone, uninstalled unnecessary apps but the ads are still there. Can some one please post how to resolve the issue. I can't browse any site on my phone. With every site it first redirects to an advertisement. Checked on different browsers as well.
    Common iussue : the problem is IN YOUR WIFI ROUTER, not in pc and phone!
    Open menu router and check dsn settings: I bet they are not in auto. Put them to 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4 or use Open DNS.
    It's a common home router security bug, check google for a firm update or the security roundabout (very easy)
    Windows phone can't get virus due its architecture, but can't stop dns redirecting advertises if they are routed in the home / office lan
    Last edited by Maurizio Troso; 03-08-2016 at 11:40 AM.
    03-08-2016 03:55 AM
  23. syousaf's Avatar
    How can it be a problem with the router. I have three different routers and internet connections at my office. And i face the same issue on all of them. On
    my phone i use 3G. I am already using 8.8.8.8 DNS. No extension/add-ons or unnecessary softwares are installed. I get ads powered by DnsUnlocker.
    03-09-2016 01:00 AM
  24. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    How can it be a problem with the router. I have three different routers and internet connections at my office. And i face the same issue on all of them. On
    my phone i use 3G. I am already using 8.8.8.8 DNS. No extension/add-ons or unnecessary softwares are installed. I get ads powered by DnsUnlocker.
    Google Search: it's a common router bug spread all over the world since 2 year. Did you cleared cache, cookies and chrono on your phone? Yes. So the problem is out the phone. Try browsing connectin to a wifi free mall or restaurant or etc.

    I resolved 3 affected phones by curing their office routers
    03-09-2016 02:20 AM

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