New quiet lifters,
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Android 'Enhanced view' == malware
I use AO about 50/50 W7 laptop and Android 4.4. phone. There is no problem on the PC.
On Android the @Enhanced Mobile View is still dreadful - forgets login, unresponsive links and navigation, and pop-up ads.
In the past week I've had highly intrusive pop-up ads repeatedly appear, sourced from rdr.harbwire.com. Once on the screen they cannot be dismissed except by closing the browser entirely. The close buttons simply redirect to the ad site. Norton reports no malware. However, the same ads pop up over AO a few minutes later, over and over again.
The only way I was able to get rid of rdr.harbwire.com was by closing the browser and emptying all its data and cache. That got rid of it for a day or two, but then it returned, again when I was browsing AO in Enhanced Mobile mode.
I have tried to make screen captures of this, but the ads block capture, possibly because they use all available cpu. I cannot capture the ad once it's in the foreground.
I turn off enhanced view, and use the ordinary mobile forum view, and sanity is restored. But sooner or later enhanced view springs back to life like a flesh-eating zombie. It is pretty much malware, delivering malware. It is really p*ssing me off.