Is UC browser spam

How can I prevent my Android device from sending spam in both the browser and the application?

I recently downloaded two games:

  1. Deer hunter
  2. Prehistoric worm

But after that I have my browser that keeps turning me back to

This happens every time I load the page. After a few seconds it will be automatically redirected to this AdsMatte and will not return to the previous page even if I press the button.

In an application like WebMd, when I load the app, after a few seconds it becomes covered with a full screen display while the options menu appears. This is blocking my view and I cannot see what is being displayed by the application.

The WebMd app that shows the message "Update browser" with the link "Install now" to the Play Store (click on the picture for a larger version).

I don't have Opera and it still asks me to update my Opera browser.

I closed the application and tried again. It will reappear with the message “Warning that your HM1S has been infected” and it will vibrate.

Note: Please avoid this post going well with MIUI / forum. I've already asked there and received a very immature answer to disable java scripts even after seeing my screenshot below.

[Update] I tried using cellular data and now it doesn't get redirected so it's more of the modern issue that the app is clean


Which browser do you use? Opera or Chrome or something else?


It is a UC browser with activated ad blocker and activated pop blocker


Viruses may not affect your device. I used a UC browser and it was recommended to download unwanted apps and alerts like this one. So I suggest that you use a Chrome or Opera browser. The redirect problem may be due to an extension (add-on) you installed your addons and reset your browser settings.

Izzy ♦

First, check out our malware tag wiki and follow the first aid links. As you mentioned earlier, after installing these apps, the problem came up: did you try to remove them? Did that help? And by the way: where did you install these apps from? // @Lucky not a "virus" on Android;) But malware in fact, yes. For this reason I added the tag to the question.

Andrew T.

Based on the same problem on AskUbuntu, this is not OS dependent, but an attack on the router. Try hard reset the router.

This doesn't seem to be an OS related issue. I would recommend you read this

Basically, it is an attack on / via your router. You should reset it hard. Many computers on my intranet were affected. I got rid of it like this.

If that still fails, try in Security.SE to find the DNS address on both the router as well as on the Android device too check and correct .

If your router is affected and your devices are having different problems (Android has no ads, the computer does), you can check / change your DNS settings on both devices and on the router.

I think your Android phone is using a different DNS server than your PC. Your PC is likely using your router as a DNS server (e.g.) and your Android is using third-party DNS like Google (,) or OpenDNS. For this behavior check: This answer to Super User

To clean up your router, you might have a look at: this answer to Security.SE

How to check the DNS settings on Android:

  1. Open Settings - Wi-Fi
  2. Long press the access point and select Change network
  3. Activate Expanded options
  4. Change the IP settings to Static
  5. Check / set DNS 1 and DNS 2 on Google DNS (and) or another trusted DNS server.