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By Hnk1, Senior Member on 15th May 2014, 07:51 PM
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I have recently starting to get a lot of pop up screens while browsing XDA forum in chrome saying I got 13 virus. (track.dovelane)
It is not happening on Dolphin and other browsers !
I like chrome and all my book marks are on it, so I don't want to change my browser.

I tried ads away and mother of all as blockers (flashable zip from XDA ) with no effects!
Even installing avg pro hasn't stopped those pop ups!

Any advice ?
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15th May 2014, 11:31 PM |#2  
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Hello
I have recently starting to get a lot of pop up screens while browsing XDA forum in chrome saying I got 13 virus. (track.dovelane)
It is not happening on Dolphin and other browsers !
I like chrome and all my book marks are on it, so I don't want to change my browser.

I tried ads away and mother of all as blockers (flashable zip from XDA ) with no effects!
Even installing avg pro hasn't stopped those pop ups!

Any advice ?

I use AdAway and neve have any adds or pop-ups. You may want to try Malwarebites and see if you have a suspicious app on your tablet. Otherwise try the XDA app. If Chrome Browser is the only one it happens on then don't use it.

Sent from my Nexus 7 Flo running CM 11 4.4.2 with ElementalX Kernel using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
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17th May 2014, 08:16 AM |#3  
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I use AdAway and neve have any adds or pop-ups. You may want to try Malwarebites and see if you have a suspicious app on your tablet. Otherwise try the XDA app. If Chrome Browser is the only one it happens on then don't use it.

Sent from my Nexus 7 Flo running CM 11 4.4.2 with ElementalX Kernel using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

Cheers mate.I tried malwarebytes and there isn't any such application. Moreover,this is only happening in chrome even when I have blocked pop ups!

I think the latest update to chrome might be the reason! I will try to downgrade it and report back !

Update :

DOWNGRADING SOLVES THE ISSUE
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17th May 2014, 05:46 PM |#4  
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It's not just xda. I'm seeing this on GameFAQs too.
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Happened to me for the first time today, on Gamefaqs as well.
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Cheers mate.I tried malwarebytes and there isn't any such application. Moreover,this is only happening in chrome even when I have blocked pop ups!

I think the latest update to chrome might be the reason! I will try to downgrade it and report back !

Update :

DOWNGRADING SOLVES THE ISSUE

I myself don't use Chrome. The stock browser is fast and I have Firefox for full flash capabilities using a non Hacked flash APK. Good to see you got it stopped for now.

Sent from my Nexus 7 Flo running CM 11 4.4.2 with ElementalX Kernel using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
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