I’m a huge fan of Google Chrome – especially the Android version. However the past couple of days have been a nightmare for me. Every time I attempted to navigate a website with advertising, I would be automatically redirected to a malicious site, for example one offering Samsung prizes.
I cleaned Chrome, and even removed it from my phone; Reinstalled; Installed Malwarebytes and other software removal tools – they all found nothing untoward. I also carried out a fresh installation of Android. Nothing seemed to work 😡
Eventually, I disabled Chrome and started using Firefox while I searched for an answer to my frustrating problem. I found it. If you too are having the same issues and are being redirecting to a malicious site, do this… hell, do this anyways to protect yourself:
On your phone, in Chrome, type into the address bar:
- Press Go.
- In the first drop-down menu, next to ‘Frame Busting Requires Same Origin Or A User Gesture’ choose ‘Enabled’.
- Now restart Chrome.
By enabling framebusting, you forbid frames from navigating outside of the current website without your permission. This helps protect you from rogue advertising.