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Old October 19th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first time here.

I had this problem last week with my Nexus One Android smartphone. I was browsing at leasetrader web site to take over car leases and everything was fine. I clicked on one link and it took me to a porno website. I have never gone to any porno sites and was really shocked and upset. I tried closing the browser, but it would return again. Then I erased my cache and shut down the phone and restarted it again, and that did the trick.

The only new application I downloaded was a QR code reader. I did some research online and found out that the program running the QR code is too small to have any malware, virus or adware. Is that true? I am very concerned about safety, actually I am over cautious when it comes to safety on my computer and smart phone. I have tried to replicate the incident to try and figure out what started this thing but could not. I know Android does have safety issue since apps can be introduced to the market without Google testing the apps like Apple does.

How can I make sure this thing does not happen again? I tried AVG Android version but it found nothing. I have not used the browser for several days now. Please help.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello hijacked. I'm sorry you had an unpleasant browsing experience. You might try retracing your browsing history on your PC and see if you can replicate... or at least discover the link that you chose that had a bogus destination. The problem could be within your phone but it could also be a problem with the site you were visiting.

I wish you luck in finding the culprit and I would like to extend a welcome to Android Forums. I hope you enjoy these forums.
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Hi hijacked, is it possible that you bumped an advertisement? But I'd follow olbriar's advice, see if you can replicate the issue.

As far as an app being too small for malware, I'm not sure. I recently saw something saying that the difference between good and bad software can be only a few bytes, so I'm not sure....

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