Anyway, I've been using Webroot SecureAnywhere Mobile for the past seven months and am extremely satisfied with it (it runs faster, more efficiently and gives me fewer headaches than Netqin), but lately I've noticed a popup appearing on my mobile browser called "Mo.gifts.org" that tries to shut off the site I'm on and take me directly to their site. There's no way to even go to a new window, the only ways to escape are to either click OK on the popup or push the Home button, then go to Settings, then force close and clear the Browser. I should point out that I don't even go to any suspicious sites, these popups came up when I was on perfectly safe sites, namely ESPN.com.
What I'm wondering is this: Is Webroot aware of this problem and are they planning to take action to stop this potential threat?
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Best answer by JimMView original
In the mean time, if you clear your browsers cache, does it still pop up?
Let us know of any recent apps that you have installed just before this started.
Java script in the browser seems to be the enabler of the culprit. Site owners will need to deal with this in the mean time, as I don't see a way of security apps stopping this, at this time.
Welcome to the Webroot Community and thank you for bringing this issue to our attention! :D
As djames pointed out, it seems like this (very persistent) "ad" has plagued a number of Android and iOS users and seemingly just started recently!
Our threat team is currently looking into this aggressive ad, but each isolated case gives them a better idea of what they're dealing with. I have opened a support ticket for you and am sending you instructions (to the email address you used to register here on the Community) to gather the necessary mobile logs. Please check your email for this message and we will continue the conversation along with troubleshooting steps through our support system!
Please let me know, thank you.
It's not necessarily a technical commonality that must exist on the device for the people who see these ads to be receiving them. More likely the ads were streaming in via an ad server at a particular time and then ceased. Looking around the internet, I'm seeing a lot of different websites being reported as sites that had this kind of ad on them for a period of time, but going to those sites now results in no malicious ad appearance. That would be because the site admins had the offending ads removed. Since this kind of awful ad is a detraction from any website, site owners seem to be pretty quick to have those kinds of ads removed quickly.