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    • Kaybenson
    • By Kaybenson 19th Jun 17, 10:59 PM
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    Annoying Congratulations Pop Ups!
    • #1
    • 19th Jun 17, 10:59 PM
    Annoying Congratulations Pop Ups! 19th Jun 17 at 10:59 PM
    Good evening all,

    I bought a Galazy 3 phone recently. Within 2 weeks the following info keep coming up. It is becoming so annoying. Please help!

    ''Congratulations!Google Benutzer!
    Your IP address....

    You are selected to win today's prize: Iphone 7, £500 Amazon bla bla bla


    Thanks

    Kay
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    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 19th Jun 17, 11:03 PM
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    • #2
    • 19th Jun 17, 11:03 PM
    • #2
    • 19th Jun 17, 11:03 PM
    if these are text messages then forward them to 7726
    • Kaybenson
    • By Kaybenson 19th Jun 17, 11:13 PM
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    • #3
    • 19th Jun 17, 11:13 PM
    • #3
    • 19th Jun 17, 11:13 PM
    if these are text messages then forward them to 7726
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    Its not text.

    It pops on when i try to go on the internet
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 19th Jun 17, 11:23 PM
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    • #4
    • 19th Jun 17, 11:23 PM
    • #4
    • 19th Jun 17, 11:23 PM
    Hi,

    should be something in settings,

    1. Open the Internet Browser apps.
    2. Tap the Menu key then select Settings.
    3. Tap Advanced.
    4. Scroll to Page content section. Depending on your current settings, tap Block pop-ups to enable or disable this option. If the box next to this option is ticked means this option is enabled and the pop up will be blocked.
    5. Tap the Back key to return to the browser page.
    Y'all take care now.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 20th Jun 17, 7:31 AM
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    • #5
    • 20th Jun 17, 7:31 AM
    • #5
    • 20th Jun 17, 7:31 AM
    It could be a dodgy app. Reset the phone to the factory settings and see if they appear. If they don't add your apps back one by one and see if they appear after a certain app is installed.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 20th Jun 17, 9:13 AM
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    • #6
    • 20th Jun 17, 9:13 AM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 9:13 AM
    Clear the cache from the application settings of the browser you are using .


    If they still appear after that then one of your recently installed apps is feeding you these popups.
    Usual culprits are "battery optimisers" "wifi boosters" etc
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 20th Jun 17, 9:20 AM
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    • #7
    • 20th Jun 17, 9:20 AM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 9:20 AM
    Sounds like a homepage setting or adware in app
    Thanks, don't you just hate people with sigs !
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 20th Jun 17, 9:51 AM
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    • #8
    • 20th Jun 17, 9:51 AM
    • #8
    • 20th Jun 17, 9:51 AM
    How weird! I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 and, following a recent update (don't start me on why we need updates for things that are working perfectly fine), I was prompted to "update" to the Samsung Internet browser. Since then I have also won an Iphone 7. It is only when that browser is open and in use and it won't go away. I will try the advice given here but if it doesn't stop, I shall ditch it and go back to Google Chrome. I think that was the default before I was "tricked" into using the Samsung one.

    Laters. I have followed the advice given above and cleared cache. Tried it and no pop-ups ............ yet!
    Last edited by Le_Kirk; 20-06-2017 at 3:25 PM.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 20th Jun 17, 4:03 PM
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    • #9
    • 20th Jun 17, 4:03 PM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 4:03 PM
    May be the MarsDae malwarelibrary. Seen it once after client installed "Avast Cleanup Pro" AKA "Avast Cleaner & Boost"
    https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/06/16/the-google-play-adware-apps-that-just-wont-die/

    Try a scan with https://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-mobile-security-free-edition.aspx
    Last edited by grumpycrab; 20-06-2017 at 4:12 PM.
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature because somebody complained that the information contained within it was too helpful.
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