[Solved] Lighutake.com virus????

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  1. Joe Droid

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    Starting today while playing words with friends, I keep getting the screen that wants to know which browser I want to use. When I click on one of the browsers, I'm sent to a warning of a virus. The warning is:

    WARNING: You Can Not View Our Website YOUR PHONE HAS A RISK. Please Scan and Remove Viruses NOW!

    Then there's the "ok" that can be clicked to "remove the virus".

    Of course, I didn't click on it, but my question is how do I remove the constant popping up of this item?
     
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    Sounds like it's an ad. Are you rooted? If so, get an adblocking app. If not, then I don't think there are any real solutions other than to uninstall words with friends.
     
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    I don't think it is a words with friends ad issue. The same thing started for me today. I was just browsing CNN on chrome when it started. I have never installed words with friends
    I haven't clicked on any of the prompts, I closed with the task manager.
     
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    I'm not rooted. I googled the website, and it looks like something I don't want to go to, especially with my desktop. Did closing with the task manager stop it from recurring?
     
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    Do you have the Team Stream app installed?
     
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I noticed the same thing lately, but only when I use the Team Stream Bleacher Reports app.

    HELP !!
     
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    Welcome to the forum

    It appears that app is where the ad is coming from. That's why I asked the question.
     
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    My 5S is not rooted either. LIGHUTAKE did open again time closing with task manager. :( but I haven't seen it today
     
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    I do not have Team Stream or anything from Bleacher Report
     
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    That is probably not the only app creating those ads. But it sure is one of the most prevalent.
     
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    I do not have the Team Stream app. I also, haven't had the issue today.
     
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    It doesn't sound like a virus to me, just an annoying ad. However, if you feel like you're device is ever infected there are virus scanning apps in the Play Store by well renowned companies. I believe off the top of my head I've seen, Norton, Kaspersky, and Malwarebytes.
     
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