We Will Lock Your Phone Soon

  1. An add on my phone came up proverb

    WARNING
    Your phone volition be locked in one day press ok.

    I didn’t press ok, but I pressed back and tge advertizement disappeared. Volition information technology lock my phone? I’one thousand really freaking out and then delight respond.

    11-27-2017 12:22 AM

  2. Tim1954's Avatar

    Don’t bear upon anything in the screen when that displays, just do what you did.
    Scan device with malwarebytes or similar.

    Boot upward in safe fashion and kill any suspect apps yous may have recently installed.

    Clear your browser history…

    Come back and tell us how you went…

    11-27-2017 01:17 AM

  3. rosie78047's Avatar

    Don’t touch annihilation in the screen when that displays, just do what you lot did.
    Scan device with malwarebytes or similar.

    Boot upward in safe mode and kill any suspect apps yous may take recently installed.

    Clear your browser history…

    Come back and tell us how yous went…

    Ok I’m back. I created an account on here so that I could reply to this. I deleted my browsing history.The malebytes said that I was malware gratuitous, does that mean my phone is condom?

    xi-27-2017 10:04 AM

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  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar

    Ok I’one thousand back. I created an account on here and then that I could reply to this. I deleted my browsing history.The malebytes said that I was malware free, does that hateful my phone is safe?

    Welcome to the forums. You should be ok at present. That ad was probably merely a browser hijack.

    11-27-2017 10:fifteen AM

  7. Gayle Lynn's Avatar

    1 of the adware scams.

    Turning off javascript will of grade limit web functions only as well some of those popups

    Use advertizing blocking extensions. Samsung Cyberspace supports those and is available for not-Samsung devices.

    There briefly was a fraudulent advertizing blocker extension for Chrome which has been removed. I reason though to be sure what you install and that your apps and system are electric current.

    Malwarebytes is nice to accept just it is next to incommunicable to stop drive past downloads malware.

    Google that msg and cheque in to a few security oriented sites. And exist cautious where you visit.

    Yous tin can utilise Individual Style in any browser.

    11-27-2017 10:31 AM

  8. MiningRobot's Avatar

    It Also Happened to me and I pressed ok Is my phone safe

    07-26-2018 11:22 AM

  9. belodion's Avatar

    Information technology Also Happened to me and I pressed ok Is my phone safe

    Welcome.

    No, I don’t think and so. Download and run a good antimalware app from the Play Store. Tell us what it finds.

    07-26-2018 01:xv PM

  10. MiningRobot's Avatar

  11. MiningRobot's Avatar

    Welcome.

    No, I don’t think so. Download and run a practiced antimalware app from the Play Store. Tell usa what it finds.

    Will it lock my phone

    07-26-2018 11:07 PM

  12. MiningRobot's Avatar

    Welcome.

    No, I don’t retrieve and so. Download and run a proficient antimalware app from the Play Store. Tell united states what information technology finds.

    Malwarebytes says there was nothing

    07-26-2018 11:08 PM

  13. belodion's Avatar

    will malwarebytes work

    I don’t know.

    07-27-2018 06:43 AM

  14. belodion's Avatar

    Will information technology lock my phone

    No, but it may do other bad things.

    Edit: I mean the pop-upwards, not Malwarebytes.

    07-27-2018 06:44 AM

  15. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar

    Will it lock my phone

    Malwarebytes should exist fine. Those popups are designed to play a joke on people. 99.nine% of the time, the danger comes later on you click on the popup or download a security app through their link.

    07-27-2018 07:01 AM

  16. MiningRobot's Avatar

    Malwarebytes should be fine. Those popups are designed to play a trick on people. 99.nine% of the fourth dimension, the danger comes after you click on the popup or download a security app through their link.

    It didnt take me to download a security app.

    I airtight the folio right later on i clicked ok

    07-27-2018 09:23 AM

  17. Rukbat's Avatar

    Next fourth dimension just hit the back button.

    07-27-2018 04:06 PM

  18. MiningRobot's Avatar

    Adjacent time only hit the dorsum button.

    Ok thank you.

    😀

    07-27-2018 08:46 PM

  19. I touched okay and immediately went and deleted my history and catches. I downloaded malawarebytes volition I be okay?

    07-29-2018 x:49 AM

  20. belodion's Avatar

    I touched okay and immediately went and deleted my history and catches. I downloaded malawarebytes will I exist okay?

    Welcome.

    Did yous run Malwarebytes?

    07-29-2018 12:30 PM

  21. belodion's Avatar

    I clicked ok is this bad

    Welcome.

    It is bad, yes, and that’southward why the use of Malwarebytes and other procedures accept been discussed in this thread.

    08-22-2019 07:46 PM

  22. B. Diddy's Avatar

    I clicked ok is this bad

    Welcome to Android Central! Information technology’d help if y’all gave more details (unless y’all experienced the verbal same thing on the exact same devices as the previous posters in this thread described).

    08-23-2019 03:01 AM

  23. Xena Turner's Avatar

    I had a similar thing this morning…

    I pressed permit for notifications from some site to prove i’m non a robot (i realise I shouldn’t have then plz don’t point that out) I and then started getting very similar messages apparently from google security. It said my phone was going to be locked withing only under 10 mins if I didn’t install some antivirus (which it didn’t name) at commencement it wouldn’t let me get to the page to go the antivirus but when I did I found the free trial was fourth dimension express before y’all could fifty-fifty use it. Also you have to pay for information technology (I didn’t even dare) went dorsum to the timer and it said around 8 mins left. later on getting it once more the timer went back to just under 10 mins. I downloaded two antivirus software from google play and they didn’t find annihilation. My built in one also didn’t observe annihilation. subsequently I had another notification saying my phone was going to be locked in something similar 72 hours… When I looked on my google account I had no notifications from Chrome listed…

    Then yeah… I had a very similar problem… I looked at images of simulated letters and found how similar they are… (too similar)

    Given all these I’d say its fake, but I’yard still gonna keep an eye out… what I did is removed permissions and blocked notifications.
    So far no issues… I likewise changed my email and phone passwords just to be sure.

    does anyone else think these messages are faux
    edit: this was on mobile non pc

    05-31-2022 06:15 PM

  24. B. Diddy's Avatar

    Welcome to Android Key! They’re fake. I would turn off the notification permission for that site.

    05-31-2022 11:39 PM

  25. belodion's Avatar

    The right diction of such messages is something like:

    “We want to go money out of yous somehow and take decided to try that by lies and deception, in the hope that you will not realise that we are in fact completely impotent until you offset clicking on links.”

    Presumably, enough people are deceived for the tactic to exist financially worthwhile.

    06-01-2022 06:35 AM

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