Forums - Website Topics - VGChartz doesn't let me use it anymore, keeps trying to infect my phone

I'm getting redirected to a virus page very, really very often while browing VGChartz lately.

No matter if it is on the front page or the forums topics, suddently the site will just prompt me to another page that tries to infect my phone.

I took two screenshots, of the fake warning I get and the site I get redirected to. The two come together.

Notice that I first took the picture of the fake warning that is over the site when I'm redirected and closed it all, then after some 3 minutes of it I decided to come back to the site again to also take a picture of the redirect site under the fake warning sign itself, and didn't have to wait more than 2 minutes browsing the site for it to happen again so I could take this second screenshot, as you can notice on the images clocks, they are two separated times I came to this site, to show how often it's happening to me, I just can't use the site most of the time nowdays.

It's all in portuguese but you don't need to read it to get it, it's saying my phone is infected so I should click on that button to fix it... yeah, lol, gotta become true if you do xD

Anyway, hope it can be fixed soon so I can actually use the site again...

 

EDIT: New kind added, not being able to use it at all today.

Now I can win some expensive phones together with the virus!

Last edited by BraLoD - on 26 June 2018

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If anyone else is getting similar issues please (if you're able to!) post in this thread. If you can take a screengrab of the page(s) that'd probably be helpful too. I'll show the thread to Brett.



I've been getting that exact page for over 5 months. It's the reason I don't visit as often as I'd like.



Insert Coin. Press START. You Died. Continue?

I'm not lasting half a minute now, seriously.
I'm only able to post by turning my wifi connection off quickly after the page loads, write what I want, turn the wifi back on and post it quick, then turn it off to be able to read what I wrote without getting redirected to the virus pages!
Turning it off!



BraLoD said:
I'm not lasting half a minute now, seriously.
I'm only able to post by turning my wifi connection off quickly after the page loads, write what I want, turn the wifi back on and post it quick, then turn it off to be able to read what I wrote without getting redirected to the virus pages!
Turning it off!

Is it only on vgchartz that you are getting this? You've not downloaded any mp3 downloaders or other dodgy software on the phone recently? Just that it could be non site related adware on the phone.



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

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The same happened to me when I was logged in a few weeks ago on mobile since my PC was gone for a while and I could only use my phone, logged in to post once and then one of those things popped up/redirected that don't let you leave unless you exit/refresh the site or something. I logged out but then oddly enough when I visited the site later it said I was logged in again.

Not even just that but basically anytime trying to look at VGChartz on mobile you constantly get those redirects every few minutes, it's been like that for months now, it's not worth it to even try on mobile until it's fixed honestly. 

Can those things fuck with your account or infect it? Since it happened to me when I was logged in. I had been meaning to ask about this since a few weeks ago since it worried me. Also makes me want to run a virus scan on my phone if that's even possible. 

Last edited by FloatingWaffles - on 26 June 2018

FloatingWaffles said:

The same happened to me when I was logged in a few weeks ago on mobile since my PC was gone for a while and I could only use my phone, logged in to post once and then one of those things popped up/redirected that don't let you leave until you hit refresh or something. I logged out but then oddly enough when I visited the site later it said I was logged in again.

Not even just that but basically anytime trying to look at VGChartz on mobile you constantly get those redirects every few minutes, it's not worth it to even try on mobile until it's fixed honestly. 

Those ads can't fuck with your account or infect it or anything, right? Since it happened to me when I was logged in. I had been meaning to ask about this since a few weeks ago since it worried me.

The very nature of these types of redirect which you cannot leave are to trick you into installing software which is designed to "infect" your phone, the majority of them will try and shove adverts down your throat while you're browsing or just as notifications in general.

 

If you are worried just jump on the playstore and get the free version of AVG antivirus, tell it to go away with offers of paid services and just update the free version, run that on your phone if you're worried about anything you might have accidentally picked up, after using the software though... I would almost advise you uninstall it again, as the free version of AVG itself does actually advertise you to pay for the full version on occasion and isn't something I leave run all the time on my phone.



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

Those haven't appeared in a while for me but it was kinda frequent this year.



I have ran into similar issues in the past, somewhat recently. Finally installed ad block on my phone to prevent it. Hopefully the admins can root out whichever ad is causing the problem and fix it.



Ganoncrotch said:
BraLoD said:
I'm not lasting half a minute now, seriously.
I'm only able to post by turning my wifi connection off quickly after the page loads, write what I want, turn the wifi back on and post it quick, then turn it off to be able to read what I wrote without getting redirected to the virus pages!
Turning it off!

Is it only on vgchartz that you are getting this? You've not downloaded any mp3 downloaders or other dodgy software on the phone recently? Just that it could be non site related adware on the phone.

It's VGChartz exclusive.

Maybe it was moneyhatted.

Edit: I take very good care of this phone, zero chance it's something else than the site.

Last edited by BraLoD - on 26 June 2018