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Offline Bill

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Android malware?
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:34 PM »
Every so often I pick up a fake virus "alert" that is really annoying and difficult to shake.  I haven't found a way to delete this kind of stuff.
What do you do about malware and the like on your phone and how do you tackle it?

I have run antimalwarebytes but all I could find in the 30day premium trial. And since uninstalled it.
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Re: Android malware?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 10:36 PM »
I'm sorry my friend, but I have not had that problem and have no immediate advice. I can tell you that I use Firefox as my Android browser, and I also installed Adblock Plus. Together they have been quite effective for me.

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Re: Android malware?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 07:15 AM »
Both good suggestions, I will try AdBlock Plus.
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Re: Android malware?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 02:11 PM »
I downloaded FireFox for Android and Ublock.origin which is what I use on my main system.  So far FF ver.60.0.1 seems pretty good.  Maybe I'll leave Chrome alone for a while.
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