Support Configure stock browser to stop automatic apk downloads

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Players' started by ottavio, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. ottavio

    ottavio Active Member
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    Hello, Galaxy 4.2 Wifi (UK edition) here, stock Android browser.

    On some sites I get random automatic downloads of presumably malicious apk's, usually from dgtina.co.uk.

    Is there any way to prevent the browser from downloading these apps? What if installed another browser (Firefox or Opera)?

    Thanks
     

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  2. exscentric

    exscentric Well-Known Member
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    How do you know they are "presumably malicious apks?" Apk files are normally app install files.

    Most browsers ask you if you want to download something. If yours is look in options/settings and see if there is an option.

    Definitely try another browser if you don't find something to shut off.
     
  3. ottavio

    ottavio Active Member
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    I am using the stock Android browser in Gingerbread and there's nothing in the setting that allows me to display a download dialogue.

    I once installed Firefox and I forgot to check this thing because it was so slow and heavy that I uninstalled it straight away.
     
  4. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me
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    I realize this is old and maybe you've solved your problem since it hasn't been posted on. I'm providing an answer for anyone who may run into the same issue.

    In your settings (not browser) there is an option to not download from "unknown sources."
    Settings / Security / Unknown Sources
    Uncheck it.
     
  5. ottavio

    ottavio Active Member
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    Thanks for your effort but no such setting on my 4.2 SGP.
     
  6. prnapper

    prnapper New Member
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    Hi I have a similar issue. It's not the installing apps, it's the downloading of the files.
     
  7. Rybuzz

    Rybuzz New Member
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    Hye. I also have the same problems.
     
  8. Sideman

    Sideman Well-Known Member
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    I have the 5.0. But try looking here...

    Applications, Unknown Sources....uncheck it.
     
  9. dumbth

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    Use boat or dolphin browsers which are far more capable and user friendly...
     
  10. joeygirlshimmer

    joeygirlshimmer New Member
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    This is happening to me on my SG5. Unknown sources is unchecked and still happening
     
  11. LucyLuLuu

    LucyLuLuu New Member
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    On my s3. Sense a theme? With the galaxy ?
    Browser trying to DL mp4s, an apk, not picky apparently
    Just started happening, unknown is not checked, never had been, I haven't done anything to settings, I've gone thru everything that makes any sense plus a few that really didn't but I was going a bit nuts.
    Chrome has no option to not auto download?
    Any ideas would be awesome ty
     

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