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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tacman7, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Tacman7

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    So when I got my first smartphone (sequent) a few weeks ago I was able to go to this site:

    I was able to surf there and read the page fine.

    Now when I go there it the page starts to load then I'm sent to a game site.

    Is this a virus on my phone or my ISP (boost) or the site?

    I've never bought/downloaded an app, or did any updates.

    Stock unit.

    Any help appreciated!

    Thanks
     

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  2. OverByter

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    Site loads for me with ad blocking on and off, use a different browser like Firefox.
     
  3. Tacman7

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    So I can download firefox for the phone?

    Not sure how I do that, with a browser?

    or is there an app that comes on the phone for downloading apps?

    Thanks
     
  4. rlphbgby

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  5. Tacman7

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    I'll do that, thanks.

    So you think this url redirect is happening in the phone or on the way to the site?

    Or on the site?

    Do these phones get virus's?

    Thanks Guys
     
  6. rlphbgby

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    heres a must have app to get if your rooted. Helps with ads
    AdAway
     
  7. downthemachine

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    It sounds like your browser home page was changed. Just go into settings and change it
     
  8. Tacman7

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    I never go to the home page, it always opens where I left it.

    Probably because it doesn't shut down most of the time. I don't see how to stop an app.

    I installed firefox and it did the same thing.

    The content has changed to another page.

    I'm thinking this is a redirect from boost...

    Or parental controls?

    Or virus/malware.

    Thanks
     

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