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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Derbarbarian, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Derbarbarian

    Derbarbarian Lurker
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    Hey guys, I just got an S6 Edge + a short while ago, this is my first android so I'm still figuring out all of the bells and whistles. I'm having an issue with a mix of spam and pop up's, If I open Chrome, and type in google.com or what have you, and click go, about 90% of the time it starts re-routing me to spam pages, "you've won XYZ" and the phone will start making all sorts of noises and vibrating etc. I have Avast as well as Malwarebytes on here but despite running those multiple times and clearing out any of the programs that those flag I'm still having issues. So I'm wondering if there's anything you guys could recommend to fix said issue? Like I said I'm totally new to Androids, I've been an IPhone user since 2007 so I'm still learning the ropes. Any input or advice you guys have would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. Richard Park

    Richard Park Member

    OP, it doesn't sound like you bought this device at a Store. Did you buy this used?
    One thing I was you to try is. Turn Airplane Mode ON + Connect to Wi-Fi and browse Chrome again.
    If no pop up occurs it means you have an application that is trolling you hard.
  3. Derbarbarian

    Derbarbarian Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Nope I bought it brand new from the ATT store, I'll try your suggestion when I get home, as for an application causing this, I went through my application manager and didn't see anything suspicious, but I'll give that a second look to make absolutely sure.
  4. Richard Park

    Richard Park Member

    Okay I'll be watching.
  5. Romulous

    Romulous Well-Known Member

    Do you run Chrome on a laptop or PC!

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus release date was August 2015. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 16MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 7420 Octa processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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