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10-16-2015 03:27 AM
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  1. Athinakap'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 Biing
    Third and lastly, this redirecting also happens on my android chrome browser

    Thanks for any advise
    03-08-2015 01:56 AM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    Hopefully all this experience is on a Windows Phone. If yes then be rest assured, Windows Phone does not have a virus, yet. You can try cleaning your browser cache and see if it helps. Secondly a search engine preference is completely subjective. I use Google because it gets the job done soon. Or may be i never got used to Bing :-/
    xandros9 and ven07 like this.
    03-08-2015 01:58 AM
  3. Athinakap's Avatar
    It's on my lumia 920 amd yes i clean it all the time plus it still happens.it's annoying
    03-08-2015 03:01 AM
  4. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Did you already go in IE > 3 dots ... > settings > advanced settings > and use SmartScreen filter and block cookies.
    03-08-2015 03:12 AM
  5. Athinakap's Avatar
    ok try and see in a bit what happens. Till now it's done
    Thanks
    03-08-2015 03:22 AM
  6. cjmacbeth's Avatar
    I've had the same problem for the couple of days on my 820. Normally redirecting me to a page saying my battery is damaged and I need to install an app to fix it (although said app is only available on android). I blocked cookies, deleted tabs and history, tried using bing and google, soft reset and the problem didn't stop.
    What does work though is if you hit the cross in the address bar as soon as you see it change to the redirected website. It stops it from loading the page and seems to get rid of the problem for a while.
    Also clicking the link just opens the store where it turns up no search result for the app (surprise surprise) which also seems to quell the issue for while.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-08-2015 03:59 AM
  7. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Seems like the actual problem is you going to sketchy sites.
    ven07, matt john2, Jazmac and 2 others like this.
    03-08-2015 04:06 AM
  8. cjmacbeth's Avatar
    I'd hardly count the BBC and lonely planet as sketchy websites. Although in my case I am using WiFi of a questionable source (in rural Thailand). Don't know whether its possible for that to be my problem.
    03-08-2015 09:39 AM
  9. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    I'd hardly count the BBC and lonely planet as sketchy websites. Although in my case I am using WiFi of a questionable source (in rural Thailand). Don't know whether its possible for that to be my problem.
    Somebody must have set up a sketchy network then, regardless of what you're using. (and redirection is not the only danger of this)
    03-08-2015 06:24 PM
  10. cjmacbeth's Avatar
    It seems odd though that its only started happening in the last two or three days and I've been using the network for nearly two weeks.
    Is it also just coincidence that someone else is experiencing almost exactly the same problem at exactly the same time?
    03-08-2015 06:32 PM
  11. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    It seems odd though that its only started happening in the last two or three days and I've been using the network for nearly two weeks.
    Is it also just coincidence that someone else is experiencing almost exactly the same problem at exactly the same time?
    Then it REALLY IS a sketchy network. Stay the heck outta it ASAP.
    920Walker likes this.
    03-08-2015 08:33 PM
  12. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    There doesn't seem to be a problem with either your android or windows device, its the website which you are googling, maybe domain change of site, or google misinterpreting it for some other site...whatever it is....but rest assured your device is safe and you better find and alternative website...and change the network....and check whether this happens again!
    03-08-2015 09:24 PM
  13. cjmacbeth's Avatar
    Seems to have stopped happening now anyway.
    03-08-2015 09:33 PM
  14. jmshub's Avatar
    Windows Phone doesn't have malware issues, so you didn't have a virus or anything on your phone that is causing the problem.

    If you are connecting to a Wi-Fi network, it is easy for the network's owner to modify DNS, the Internet's URL lookup service, to point legitimate webpage URLs to sketchy sites. The very reason that person left the network open may have been to try to redirect traffic to illegitimate sites.
    Jazmac and anon(8150199) like this.
    03-08-2015 10:48 PM
  15. wuiyang's Avatar
    either cookie malware (happens to every single browser, it override read of the cookie and set code to redirect to other page), or there's a hacker in your connected Wi-Fi. They could edit the headers of your browser, and set it always to connect to 1 website, and whatever you go, it will redirect to that site only (dont input anything when this happen, hackers can see what you have typed)
    03-09-2015 01:48 AM
  16. farhanaxiq's Avatar
    I have the same problem. Sometimes on Windows Central I get stupid advert pop upwp_ss_20150118_0001.png
    I Clear the cache, still get this annoying pop up
    never happened on WP 8 IE10
    Last edited by farhanaxiq; 03-10-2015 at 01:17 AM.
    03-09-2015 01:55 AM
  17. SRK62's Avatar
    All happened from adds, i think especially from gooogle. Nothing to fear.
    03-09-2015 02:36 AM
  18. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    I have the same problem. Sometimes on Wikipedia I get stupid advert
    Getting's adds on the page is a different thing, what the OP says is the page is totally being redirected to another website..!
    03-09-2015 05:44 AM
  19. rockstarzzz'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 Biing
    Third and lastly, this redirecting also happens on my android chrome browser

    Thanks for any advise
    ​Can we see some screenshots, please?
    brusbrother likes this.
    03-09-2015 06:06 AM
  20. envio's Avatar
    Sounds very much to me that the WiFi access point has something to answer for. It's quite easy for legitimate DNS lookups to be redirected. I'd be amazed if the phone itself has been compromised in some way. One way to check would be to empty any browser cache including search results, turn off WiFi and if possible, try using some mobile data and see it produces the same dodgy results.
    03-09-2015 06:26 AM
  21. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I had this issue with my android phones. I have never watched porn on my mobile devices and yet they seemed to load up. It could have been an app. But seeing how secure windows phone is and app integration I highly doubt it. It must be a cookie or start page or the website you're visiting. Hmm... Keep us updated.
    03-09-2015 06:30 AM
  22. Jazmac's Avatar
    Screen shots or it didn't happen. Having said that, you should be aware of what you agree to when connecting to a public wifi.
    03-09-2015 08:46 AM
  23. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Goes to show connecting to open Wi Fi hotspots especially sketchy hotspots, is a complete No-No as anyone can watch what your browsing, in real time modify your traffic and can access your device - such attacks are commonly known as the "man in the middle" attacks.

    BBC News - Free wi-fi hotspots pose data risk, Europol warns
    Jazmac and 920Walker like this.
    03-09-2015 09:37 AM
  24. 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 Biing
    Third and lastly, this redirecting also happens on my android chrome browser

    Thanks for any advise
    This was double-posted.

    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.
    03-09-2015 01:27 PM
  25. Asim Ansari's Avatar
    Lumia 535 D user here with wp8.1 latest update.
    I am redirected towards a site called fastads.com or something whenever I use IE. On data package the situation is even worse, the redirects are more often and my connectivity is nearly lost as a dns error comes on my face mostly when I use data connection these days.
    10-04-2015 08:25 AM
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