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Ads Hijacking Mobile Browser   Technical Issues /Bugs

Started Apr-18 by john7g2; 272 views.

From: john7g2


When I check in on my phone using Chrome I do not log in so therefore see ads.  A few of them have been hijacking the mobile Chrome app, specifically the particular Chrome window that is opened.  I can't back out of them, have to close that window and reopen.  

I got some screen shots of them.

18 April

16 April. 9 April, 2 April, 1 April

12 April, same one got me 2x.

1 April



From: gunter


Looks kike you picked up some adware/virus, not caused by us.

How to remove “Congratulations Amazon User” pop-ups (Survey Scam)

Adware By Stelian Pilici on January 3, 2018

If your web browser is constantly being redirected to sites that display a “Congratulations Amazon User” message, then it is possible that you have an adware program installed on your computer.

Kid (Kidmagnet)

From: Kid (Kidmagnet)


A few of us had this happen on our iPhones a while back. I just kept clearing my cookies (which can be pretty annoying if you use your phone to access sites you save preferences on) and it stopped.

This amazon user one has recently crossed over to Android, but if you don't follow it it's probably just detecting the cookie and serving you the temptation. Go through your cookies and see if any of those names/addresses pop up. Or do the lazy bit like me and just clear them all out (make sure you know your passwords etc if you have them saved on Chrome)

In reply toRe: msg 2

From: john7g2


Thanks Gunter I'll take a look at the link later this evening.  I hope I didn't imply that it was Delphi, never thought that at all.  It seems there is some trigger in the ads that show in Delphi that causes the pop ups.  It hasn't happened on other pages or windows or sites but I don't do a lot of surfing with my phone either.  Maybe it's a coincidence but it's a regularly reoccurring one on my android phone when checking in here. 


From: Showtalk


I had that, too. Something in an ad triggers it.  I was unable to remove it so I stopped using that browser.

Gary (GARY479)

From: Gary (GARY479)


I have an iPhone and iPad and I do not get those ads in normal Safari mode but they are most common on Facebook which uses a ‘portion’ of Safari (its own version).