Why am I seeing this?

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  1. tituswife

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    I'm seeing pop-ups like this, when I'm using Dolphin. Do I need to worry about a virus, or a security problem?

    Thanks so much.

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  2. CJM

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    Looks like an advertisement to me. I've seen this on my phone too. I usually ignore it

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    I get it with Dolphin too.

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    This is new. I'd never seen them before.

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    I've never seen that on Dolphin either. Have you recently installed any new apps?
     
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    There are apps that aren't the browser itself that can cause pop up ads. Look for turdware, remove said turdware, profit.
     
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    I installed Stack the Countries recently. I ran an ad detector, and it showed none.

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    Some sites know if your using a mobile device & will send you ads based on that. Looks like that site it one of them
    [​IMG]

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    That makes sense. Thank you.

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