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A number of websites “Bitcoin.news”, “Androidfixed”, “cc-news.space/en/#ad” and some others seem to be able to push data onto my phone, (using Firefox or Chrome as a conduit?). Most times the page is overlaid with a page offering to tell me how to last for two and a half hours in bed (presumably having sex). The interesting thing is that the overlays have an area of what I think is Russian script.
I think that it is likely to be another app that is piggybacking on the web browsers (Firefox  and CHROME) I have removed all the other apps I installed recently and re-installed the web browsers and still get the interrupts. The latest one “cc-news.space/en/#ad” carries a message saying “tap here for antivirus update” which sounds like a trap to me, also “Jessica” is asking if I am alone?
I have just installed the a “block site” add on from Firefox. I will see what happens next.
The "block site" add on seems to be partially resolving the issue, it stops the website appearing but leaves you with a screen saying it has done it.
The following thoughts come to mind;
1.     With respect, any question about “have you installed an app recently” is irrelevant, it seems to me that all the apps are constantly re-installing so if one has a corruption, planned or through malicious intent it could be an app I installed a year ago which has recently been updated.
2.    It is definitely the web browser which is giving the bad guy access to my phone because
a.    The rogue websites appear in a browser screen
b.    The Firefox add-on can stop them
3.    That said, since Chrome does the same thing (but without the ability to block the sites) it is not Firefox which is causing the problem. However it is Firefox which is aiding in the problems occurrence.
4.    The question therefore becomes does anyone have a decent, reliable virus protection, add-blocker which can shut the source down by preventing it from functioning. Alternatively do we have a contact in the android developers who can deal with the problem?
I look forward to a response…geoff
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Hello,
 
Have you tried running your phone in safe mode yet? Instructions for doing so can be easily found by a Google search for your phone model. See if the problem persists in safe mode.
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Hi Nikhil,
Good try but no help i'm afraid. I restarted in safe mode (having been using Firefox as a browser), the only browser option after restart was chrome so I started it and it went straight to one of these intrusive websites telling me how to have sex for 2.5 hours. Also I get a message saying 'the website wants to send me notifications --  block or allow'
Unfortunately the block option has no affect it is as though the screen is not sensing my touch and i don't want to try allow.
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can someone hacked your phone with a phone call or just coming near you.
how can I keep my data more safe from everyday intefaction.
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I am having a similar problem with Androidfixed.com, my-news.top/en, Offline-news.top.
I use the menu option to close all windows.  I only have chrome as main browser on phone but have outlook also.
Tried add blocker, no help.  Went to advanced security setting on the chrome account via PC and blocked the sites.  No help.
Will try blocking in outlook/MS.
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The problem with internet access seems solved now. And I succeeded in deleting Firefox. I tried uninstalling Firefox and installing Opera instead. Didn't solve the problem. Now the problem just occurs in Opera. So it's not browser related.

I downloaded the app "Addons detector", but not sure, how to use it.
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