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By bonesy, Senior Member on 14th March 2014, 01:09 AM
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So I thought it may just be me but after getting a fee people to test it seems this site is trying to install malicious software when you visit and are not logged in (mobile device) I've included some screen shots as I think this is quite a big security breach with the amount of users here..



Isn't the while point if the forums to stop things like this? I sure as hell don't expect XDA DEVS to need to install this app on my own phone. I was under the assumption that developers could be trusted on here so why the need for this? Also a simple search on Google flags it as malware
 
 
14th March 2014, 02:43 PM |#2  
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So I thought it may just be me but after getting a fee people to test it seems this site is trying to install malicious software when you visit and are not logged in (mobile device) I've included some screen shots as I think this is quite a big security breach with the amount of users here..

Isn't the while point if the forums to stop things like this? I sure as hell don't expect XDA DEVS to need to install this app on my own phone. I was under the assumption that developers could be trusted on here so why the need for this? Also a simple search on Google flags it as malware

Thank you for reporting this - this isn't something XDA itself is promoting but it is coming through one of our ad networks and we have been unable to track it down. Did it take you to the play store to install that App? Or did it download the APK directly?
14th March 2014, 02:44 PM |#3  
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Thanks for responding.First time was just for the apk second time it was play store
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Thanks for responding.First time was just for the apk second time it was play store

Was it for the same app?
14th March 2014, 04:32 PM |#5  
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I'll try to replicate it to get the non market one again as I denied the dload when it asked. Will report back
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I'll try to replicate it to get the non market one again as I denied the dload when it asked. Will report back

I go that on a different site yesterday. Bad popup ad with no ability to click out of it. What happens when a site doesn't screen their advertisers, they get to look like idiots.

As a note, my bet is it's "Clean Master" as I'm seeing that same general popup without the virus warnings today.
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I applied xda reconized contributer form last month . I got a reply including a link containing comments of my application reviewer . I just follow that link , but I get Notification from my antivirus about bug contents .

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