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    Possible malware?

    I received a myspace friend request notification earlier on my phone, checked out the profile, saw it was a newly created account and obviously fake. So I hit the back button on the phone to go back and decline the friend request and I got a phone dialog box saying something about malicious code but it was horribly worded so I figured it was fake and I hit "cancel" instead of "okay" or whatever the affirmative answer on the left was. Now occasionally when I go to my phones home internet page instead of going to "www.google.com" like it always did before now I sometimes get sent to http://m.yp.com/search... That website wanted to know my location which I clicked "decline" for but it didn't look like the usual android menu pop up style. So I thought I'd come here and ask if anyone else has had anything similar happen? I tried scanning my phone with my pc's av it only took like 1 sec and said that it didn't find anything but since it was so fast I'm not sure it worked at all.
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    I don't know that getting sent to that site is a result of the myspace notification; but the site you mention is itself legit. It's the mobile version of yellowpages.com - and it uses location info to show nearby results.
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    Okay but I've never been the yellowpages site before. Anyway I just went and looked in my phones browser history and found what freaked me out. http://scaner-r.tk/scanner11/?afid=51 and http://checkwinonline.com/fps/q=jy7lno3o. Clicking back a few times from those sent me to the radio-stations-broadcast in San Francisco, CA - YELLOWPAGES.COM... I can't see the rest of that url. Both of those top two are in my history right after http://messaging.myspace.com/index.c...on=mail.center.
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    It sounds like one of those browser redirects that would have resulted in one of those fake malware scans and subsequent infections had you been on a PC. Since those don't exist for Android, i'd say you are safe. The redirect to yellowpages was probably a part of the whole thing, but is harmless.
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    I hope they don't. I'm kinda surprised it was susceptible to the misdirect.

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