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Beware of "Android Launcher Update Required" Fake and Malicious Messages

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Beware of "Android Launcher Update Required" Fake and Malicious Messages

If the pop-up message below: "Android Launcher Update Required." shows up on your phone while you are browsing the web or using a certain app, please do not follow the instructions in it, just ignore it because it is a fake. The fake message was created by cybercriminals to frighten and trick mobile users into visiting malicious websites, downloading malicious apps, visiting phishing websites that steal personal and financial information, or visiting spam websites. If the message popups on your mobile device and prevent you from doing anything else, please press the "Home" button on your mobile device, which will take you to the Home screen. Then, use the "Recent Apps" button to close the browser window or the app that is displaying the fake message. Or, just restart your mobile device.

Please continue below.

The Malicious "Android Launcher Update Required" Message

The page at
www.mobiley.xyz says:

You must update your Android Launcher now or your phone will locked within 1 day

Ok.

Android Launcher Update Required

Due to the latest report hacking event targeting BLU Dash C Music Android phone, we released a launcher update, and it is required for every Android phone.

If you do not upgrade your BLU Dash C Music phone will be locked with 1 day

Cancel Update Now

Android users whose mobile devices are constantly getting pop-ups, can do the following to fix the problem:

  • Open your web browser on your Android phone and let the page load,
  • Go to "Settings,"
  • Click "Privacy,"
  • Click "Clear your Private Data" or "Clear browsing data,"
  • Clear your "Browser History" and Cache.

Also,

  • go to "Settings"
  • change your "Homepage" to something else, if "www.hetria.xyz" is set as your default Homepage.
  • Go back to "Settings"
  • Go to "Application Manager"
  • Remove all unknown apps, or apps you think may be causing the popups.

The fake message is similar to the following:

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Jan 21, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Liberal, Kansas, United States

    "Android Launcher Update Required
    Due to latest report hacking event targeting Samsung Galaxy Luna Android phone, we released a Launcher update, and it is required for every android phone.
    If you do not upgrade, your Samsung Galaxy Luna phone will be locked within 1 day."

    This is the message from hxxp://systemdotapp.com.

    Is this site safe?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 22, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Troy, Michigan, United States

      no they are criminals

      delete


    • Posted: Jan 21, 2018 by info

      The website is not safe.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 21, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Waycross, Georgia, United States

    Aye,I get the pop up Warning: you have (23) viruses

    Over and over and over again. I usually ignore but just now I have popup message: "device will lock in 1 day due to samsung hacking." I appreciate the article so danke!

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 26, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: White Hall, Arkansas, United States

    One question, I hit ok and nothing happened it didn't take me to a shady website or anything and I got the popup once, should I be concerned?

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 5, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

      YEP, its allowing other stuff in now.

      delete


    • Posted: Dec 26, 2017 by info

      No, there is no need to be concerned, once you have not downloaded and installed an app.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 26, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: White Hall, Arkansas, United States

    I got the pop-up and hit ok and nothing happened. Am I Ok?

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 26, 2017 by info

      Yes, once you have not downloaded and installed an app.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 23, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Everett, Washington, United States

    I accidentally downloaded the app and it wanted me to install the SurfEasy VPN and it showed my information on the app. After reading this I deleted the app and cleared browser history, but is that enough?

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 23, 2017 by info

      Yes, that is enough.

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

    I had a pop up saying my mobile would be locked in one day unless I activated a mobile cleaner. Is this true?

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

      Yes, I am unable to get pass this warning.

      delete


    • Posted: Nov 2, 2017 by info

      No, it is not true.

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 12, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Jüri, Harjumaa, Estonia

    My phone also started to vibrate, but I did not download anything, just closed the browser and the message did not pop up anymore. I'm just thinking is it safe to use this phone now. Reading the comments and answers below I guess i'm ok. . .

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 12, 2017 by info

      Yes, it is ok to use your phone. The vibration was caused by a set of instructions that cannot harm your phone.

      delete


      • Posted: Jun 12, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Jüri, Harjumaa, Estonia

        Ok, thank you. I have one more question - I was redirected to several sites during this incident and some of the sites are quite suspicious, for example: one of them trackmedia101. Could automatically open sites somehow harm my phone or somehow be dangerous later?

        delete


        • Posted: Jun 12, 2017 by info

          Only if you download and install software from the website you were taken. Therefore, to be safe, never download software or apps from websites you are not familiar with.

          delete


  • Posted: Jun 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Malden, Massachusetts, United States

    Thank you, this article was extremely helpful. I do have an Android phone, but had multiple messages showing up in SafarI on my iPad telling my I had to hurry or my phone would be locked. I cleared the browser history and cache on the iPad, and it seem to be fine now.

    The whole thing was very suspicious, but I know people who have gotten into big trouble by "clicking on the link." NEVER click the link!

    delete


  • Posted: May 10, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    I got one stating that if I didn't update my virus protection, my phone would be locked. I accidentally pressed OK and my phone vibrated twice, but I managed to get out of the tab before a page loaded or additional dialogues were created. I downloaded AVG and it said nothing's wrong-- am I okay?

    delete


    • Posted: May 10, 2017 by info

      Yes, you are ok.

      delete


      • Posted: Nov 24, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Tbilisi, Kalaki Tbilisi, Georgia

        Tank you very much.

        delete


  • Posted: May 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

    I was on iphone going through safarI when it popped up. I clicked launch and it took me to the app store to download a VPN. I clicked the VPN to install however midway through the download I canceled it. Do they already have my information? Because nothing fully downloaded? Am I ok?

    delete


    • Posted: May 3, 2017 by info

      You are ok. The purpose of the popup is to trick you into downloading the VPN client, which may be malicious.

      delete


      • Posted: May 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

        So because it was halfway downloaded there was no way for them to steal my info? Or can they while the app was still downloading?

        delete


        • Posted: May 3, 2017 by info

          No, the complete app has to be downloaded first before it can work.

          delete


          • Posted: May 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

            Alright, thank you for all the help ❤

            delete


  • Posted: Apr 29, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

    I have the subject message on my Samsung phone and suspected it as phony. However, trying to follow your directions I have no "privacy" to click in my "settings"
    Really want to get rid of this, thanks

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 29, 2017 by info

      Which browser are you using?

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 24, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Collinsville, Illinois, United States

    Oddly, I got this message when I clicked on TWC app on my iphone!! Not that I did not recognize it as spam but that they thought by not "updating android launcher" it was going to lock my iphone; was a little far fetched. Yes, I did previously own an android a year ago.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 21, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Springfield, Missouri, United States

    I got the message on my iPhone and I hit update like an idiot not even realizing it said Android and then it to me to a website. I didn't click on anything to download but at the end of the page I did hit the done button. What should I do?

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 21, 2017 by info

      It appears you didn't download anything on your iPhone, therefore, you are ok.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 17, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Leesburg, Florida, United States

    I'm getting the same message on my iPhone 6S.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 5, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Longview, Washington, United States

    Just got the android launcher pop up while on Facebook.

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Washington D.C. (Southwest Washington), District of Columbia, United States

    Within the last hour or two hours my browser displayed the following box.

    "hxxp://www.taporinx.info says:

    You must update your Android launcher now or your phone will locked within 1 day.

    OK".

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 3, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Dearborn, Michigan, United States

      Me as well and I didn't do anything wrong.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 30, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

    This an attempt to compromise your phone and HACK your data and files. Android Chrome browser version 34.0.1847.114 opened popup browser window from "www.mobileelson.xyz" with a 'warning' (paraphrasing here):
    "p*rn sites have infected your Android Samsung (Model Number) phone with 4 viruses. If you don't click on the button below and install the app your phone will locked within 1 day."

    I've never permitted my phone to be used for such perversion, so I knew it were liars attempting to deceive me and steal private info. I pressed the "Back" button on the phone. Another popup appeared, and I took a screenshot. This popup said verbatim, The page at www.mobileelson.xyz says:
    "You must update your Android launcher now or your phone will locked within 1 day."

    An "OK" button was below the poor grammatical warning. I closed the Chrome browser window, and performed a "WHOIS" lookup of www.mobileeson.xyz, which revealed their location to be an ambiguous physical locale in the nation of Panama. What's especially weird is that the domain administrator's email address is a checksum algorithm. Here's the administration email address: f369c5578cd24efcbe6d316dcbill431.protect@whoisguard.com.

    The solution: save your most important bookmarks, completely uninstall Google CHROME Browser, delete all associated files and directories, and change to a high security password. I hope this helps others.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 18, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    It said the same to me just today; thanks for telling me that it's a fake message and warning me that theses pop-ups are fakes.

    Thank you. I wonder what would actually happen if it did do that to someone.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 18, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Missoula, Montana, United States

    I got a pop up that said it was from spectrum, it had my name on it, and it said that if I didn't download this certain update my phone would lockout in 1 day....how did it get my name? And why was it from Spectrum? Should I be worried?

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 18, 2017 by info

      You may unknowingly sent your information to them via a phishing scam, or you may have a malicious app on your phone.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 13, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Lansing, Michigan, United States

    Received an alert from Arosilus indicating that my phone would be locked if I didnt download their app. Threat had Google Logo. I clicked my home button (LG G4) removed the page, rebooted my phone and did not receive alert for the remainder of the day.

    Received alert again the following day indicating if I closed the browser, my phone would be locked. Closed browser, removed page, rebooted phone and phone not locked but it is a pesky. Ran scan for viruses from my VZ Protect app and no virus detected. Should I be concerned?

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 13, 2017 by info

      No. Once you have not downloaded any malicious app, you are OK.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Penal, Penal/Debe, Trinidad and Tobago

    Its true, I kept getting that my phone will lock if I dont update my android launcher.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 28, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Lewisham, England, United Kingdom

    So I was eating j pop on some website, and then it said

    If you do not install this android software Your iPhone will be locked within 24 hours

    Wtf???? An iPhone with android software?

    How did it know I had an iPhone?

    I tried to press ok but the screen on safarI was frozen so I had to reset it and quickly delete all my web tabs. Since then my phone has been mildly glitchy

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 25, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Changwat Surat Thani, Thailand

    I have fake massage popping up every 2 seconds saying "system is damage, please check!!!".

    I have checked everything, deleted all programs I don't know about, checked all apps in Terminal mode, turned off Internet, start the phone in safe mode, taken out the SD card, deleted all browsers.

    I have even reset to factory mode several times. I have installed several ad stoppers including Adblock Plus on root level.

    The phone is a Chinese unbranded 4G phone and I can not find the Stock ROM to flash the phone. Nothing works.

    Please advise.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 24, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Dunker (Flen N), Södermanland, Sweden

    I got this message: "You must update your Android Launcher now or your phone will locked within 1 day."

    I did not press OK, I just closed my browser and reopened it, will something happen?

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 4, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Aurora, Colorado, United States

      I got the same message for on my Lenovo phone. Thanks for letting me know. There is an application Dr.Clean, does that help in any way.

      delete


    • Posted: Feb 24, 2017 by info

      No, you are OK, as long you didn't download any app or send personal/financial information.

      delete


      • Posted: Apr 24, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Strongsville, Ohio, United States

        What if my phone is Jailbroken?

        delete


        • Posted: Apr 24, 2017 by info

          Jailbreak or not, you will have to download some malicious app or visit some phishing website for you to be in trouble.

          delete


  • Posted: Feb 18, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Chula Vista, California, United States

    I have gotten that message 5 or 6 times, still waiting for my phone to lock...I also have anti-virus scanner, no threats have showed up.

    With that, I highly advice against p*rn sites, as they get hit frequently.

    Yes, I have gone there, that's why I'm telling you.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 15, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    A friend's child put the "talking Tom " app on my phone and when I go into it a message about having a virus and also the one about updating my android, or it will be locked in one day.

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 15, 2017 by info

      The message is a fake that being displayed via rogue advertisement in the Talking Tom app. Free Apps like the Talking Tom use advertisements to generate revenue, but there are rogue or malicious advertisements called adware that cybercriminals use to display those fake messages to potential victims. Remember, although some advertisements are malicious, it is doesn't mean the company displaying them are not legitimate. The problem is that it is hard to vet all advertisements.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 11, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Palm Springs, California, United States

    I was on my iPhone when I got this message so I figured it was a scam but I pressed "Ok" to get the notification of the screen and I was never redirected to a website. Is this good or bad? Is the malware already on my phone without me downloading it because I pressed "Ok"? How do I get rid of it on an iPhone?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 11, 2017 by info

      You are OK,as long as you didn't install any app.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Hallett, Oklahoma, United States

    What happens if I already clicked in it & chose install but didn't open? Also it stated on one of the screens to click ok so I wouldn't be blocked? I'm a nervous wreck.

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 6, 2017 by info

      Once you have installed the malicious app, it could be running on your mobile device, even if you didn't open it. Therefore, go to "Application Manager" and remove all unknown applications under the "Downloaded" section.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 2, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

    I have got these messages several times that my mobile has 4 harmful viruses which can infect my mobile and that my phone will be locked within 1day if I do not update my launcher...What should I do?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 2, 2017 by info

      The messages are fakes. Just ignore them.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Boston, England, United Kingdom

    If one inadvertently clicked the OK what will happen?

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 by info

      You will be taken to a spam, phishing or malicious website.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

    What to do when message comes that your phone is in danger

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 23, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Taipei, Taiwan

      Just delete it or ignore it. The best to do is just ignore it.

      delete


    • Posted: Jan 19, 2017 by info

      Ignore it and close the browser window.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 16, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    I am unable to use my browser on my phone or load websites through Twitter because of the following pop up

    The page at de.android-clean1 .xyz says:

    "Attention!

    Your Galaxy 6 Edge Plus has been blocked because a DDOS attack occurred from your phone. It is possibly infected with a virus. If the problem is not fixed the internet connection will be blocked"

    Closing all apps and restarting my phone does nothing."

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 16, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

      Clean all the cache and browsing history.

      delete


    • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Findlay, Ohio, United States

      Re-format your device at startup. Hope its was on auto backup or was previously backedup. Unless u still can back it up. Too bad they dont make a safemode for phones n stuff like a desktops. I think thy have it hidden inside the developers options with some devices but not all.

      delete


    • Posted: Jan 23, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Taipei, Taiwan

      Did you close the twiiter app by double pressing home button and swiping? If the issue still comtinues, try uninstallimg the app and reinstall it and log in again. Contact the authorities if the problem still persists.

      delete


    • Posted: Jan 16, 2017 by info

      Have tried the instructions in the article?

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 11, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: New York, New York, United States

    Dude I just got this message on iFunny. And here's the thing, I'm on a tablet not a phone. So I knew something was fishy with that message.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 19, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Illinois, United States

      Dude same here. I just got it right now and it's only on Ifunny.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 17, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

    Thank you so much.

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 12, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Berkley, Michigan, United States

    What do I do if I hit the update button?

    delete


    • Posted: Dec 12, 2016 by info

      You will be taken to a malicious website that will infect your device with malware, or take you to phishing website that steals account credentials, personal and financial information.

      delete


      • Posted: Jan 8, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

        When I clicked on it, I got a "Webpage Unavailable" thing. Is that good?

        delete


        • Posted: Jan 8, 2017 by info

          Yes, because the malicious page was taken down.

          delete


  • Posted: Nov 29, 2016 by info

    Received via email:

    "The following website has a launcher scam: www.quegrend.top"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 12, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

    My android 5.1 launcher has viruses, what I'm do?

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 12, 2016 by info

      Try installing antivirus software and use it to scan your phone. If that doesn't work, try doing a factory reset. Just ensure that you have backup your data.

      delete


      • Posted: Jan 23, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Taipei, Taiwan

        If you back up the device with the malware, does this mean that the virus can hack into your computer used to back up the device?

        delete


        • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Findlay, Ohio, United States

          I believe it has to have coding for multiple softwares capible of reading that device. Some advanced viruses do, like zues, I believe it was called. U can also try backing it up with the system in a safemode with an encryption so your vital info is encrypted and then when process is done. Run a virus cleanup program. Or u could back it up to a none vital computer tht has no info you want stolen on it to see what happens. Or a new cloud account tht has no vital info hooked up to it.

          delete


        • Posted: Jan 23, 2017 by info

          You backup your data, not the apps.

          delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Chowchilla, California, United States

    I was worried about "Android Launcher Update" so I contacted Android, a representative told me it was "just a system update from 2nd applicant and to update" I didnt listen to him. Im glad I decided to further investigate.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 20, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

    I keep getting a message that the launcher has stopped working.

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 8, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States

    Thank you ever so much for the informative article! I had just started using an app called MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE, and the above threat began popping up. I have since removed the app.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 28, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: St Louis, Missouri, United States

    It was on my iPhone lol, its already obviously a scam, but it is on an apple phone is hilarious.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 21, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: San Diego, California, United States

    Just received the "you must restart your Android launcher now" . When I hit the back button it took me to a clean sweep app. Finally had to shut down my Galaxy 4 tablet and start it again.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 18, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Gardendale, United States

    The malicious site that has been plaguing me is secure.imamandaa.com
    It says "You must update your Android launcher now or your phone will locked within 1 day."

    I am able to change my default homepage, but the link: http://secure.imamandaa.com/... will not go away from the current page selection. Is there any way to clear that for good?

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 18, 2016 by info

      The Current Page Selection only shows the website that you are currently on. Once you go to another website and go to "Settings" and "Homepage," you will realize that the Current page selection has been changed to the current page that you are on.
      Example:
      If you go to www.google.com, and go to "Settings," "Homepage," the Current page will change to www.google.com.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 18, 2016 by info

    Received via email:
    "Android Launcher Update Required was sent out from secure.thesprintz.com"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 16, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Brooklyn, New York, United States

    Malicious apps are located the following website:
    http://www.stokeene.pw/

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 10, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Seattle, Washington, United States

    But how do I get rid of the popup that shows up each time I open up chrome on my s5?

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 10, 2016 by info

      Check the article above, we have updated it.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 9, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    Viewcomic.com has the same type of message whenever you try to read a book. It's crazy, no matter what device you use, it targets your specific device.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 7, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Spring, Texas, United States

    My mother was using the Internet on her tablet when the following message appeared from secure.imamandaa.com:

    "Android Launcher Update Required...Due to the latest report hacking event targeting LG G Pad F 7.0 Android phone, we have released a launcher update and it's required for every android phone. If you do not upgrade, your LG G Pad F 7.0 will be locked within 1 day."

    Does she have a virus on her tablet? If so, how can she remove it without restoring to factory settings? If not, what do we do now? Thanks in advance for your help.

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 7, 2016 by info

      There is no virus on your mother's tablet. The message is a fake, used by cybercriminals to frighten and trick online users into installing malicious apps or visiting phishing websites that steal personal and financial information.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 28, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Kuopio, Northern Savo, Finland

    I was panicing! Thank god I googled it. Now I'm just hoping that it truly was fake and nothing bad happened to my phone tomorrow. Thank you for making this post! It's helping a lot of people.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 26, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Elgin, South Carolina, United States

    Yeah, I just received the same message.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 25, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

    I just got this message on my Samsung Galaxy Express 3..
    "the page at www.adeabeer.top says: you must update your android launcher now or your phone will locked within1 day"

    Exited all apps and restarted phone.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 23, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

    I'm glad I didn't update it then. I've gotten similar things like this, one saying "your phone has a virus from recent websites you may have visited." But I only use Google so I never did anything. The message saying my phone would lock worried me a bit, so I'm glad I searched this before I did anything.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 22, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: New York, New York, United States

    I just got the same message & restarted my phone.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 19, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Boise, Idaho, United States

    Got a message from here:

    "http://www.amosense.pw
    Ty for this site! It rlly does help"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 18, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

    I have had the same messages. Generic Android 6.0 update from www.heaceein.top. Is there anything that can prevent these malicious things from popping up?

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 18, 2016 by info

      <a href="/article/2016/7/17/beware-of-amosense-pw-a-malicious-website/">Click here for information.</a>

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 17, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Puebla City, Puebla, Mexico

    The message came to my phone with heaceein.top and us.fixed-85.xys address, these pages are not easily closed. Thank you very much for the information.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 17, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Henry, Illinois, United States

    My message came with a different website ending in ."top". Thank you for this website to help ID these crooks.

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 16, 2016 by info

    Here is another website displaying the fake message:
    www.heaceein.top

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 17, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Henry, Illinois, United States

      I received this one.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 14, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Overland Park, Kansas, United States

    Whenever I try and use the internet on my Android phone I get a link to www.hetria.xyz. I have rebooted and continue to receive the link when attempting to use the internet. Any suggestions on removing the link? Thanks

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 14, 2016 by info

      Open your web browser on your Android phone and let the page load.

      Go to "Settings,"
      Click "Privacy."
      Click "Clear your Private."

      Clear your "Browser History" and Cache.

      Also, go to "Settings" and change your "Homepage" to something else, if "www.hetria.xyz" is set as your default Homepage.

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      • Posted: Oct 27, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Washington, United States

        It's blocking me from even opening the "Settings". Any idea how to get around that?

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        • Posted: Oct 28, 2016 by info

          You may need to do a factory reset.

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  • Posted: Jul 11, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Bonney Lake, Washington, United States

    I received this message and was directed to the app store lol.

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    • Posted: Jul 11, 2016 by info

      That is how someone rogue developers trick people into downloading and installing their apps. Never install those apps that you are taken to after clicking on a message that states your Android Launcher should be updated.

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  • Posted: Jul 10, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    I received this message today.

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  • Posted: Jul 7, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Region, Germany

    Thank you for posting this information. I received this message on my phone and the website it took me to is www.rareclick.xyz/click/.

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    • Posted: Jul 10, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: San Antonio, Texas, United States

      I just received one of these messages today also saying: "2 viruses have been detected on your phone from a recent adult site I visited." I dont do porn sites so I figured it wasn't true. Then I received another one from Google saying: "you phone will be locked in 1 day if I don't clean it"

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  • Posted: Jul 2, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Whittier, California, United States

    Thanks you so very much for the WARNINGS!

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  • Posted: Jul 2, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Denver, Colorado, United States

    The web address is: masterminding.xyz

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  • Posted: Jun 21, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

    Thanks for posting this. Similar screen showed up with a message regarding my Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge.

    Origin of message was secure.mobspin4u.com

    Thanks for being there.

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  • Posted: Jun 19, 2016 by info

    Here is another scam that came from: http://monkey.valuableredirect.com:

    "Android Launcher Update Required

    Due to latest report hacking event targeting Samsung GT-I9505 Android phone, we released a Launcher update, and it is required for every android phone. If you do not upgrade, your Samsung GT-I9505 phone will be locked within 1 day."

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  • Posted: Jun 18, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

    This same message from mobile.xyz just appeard on my android S6 phone. I immediately got on my PC and found your information so I promptly closed this and other open windows and restarted my phone. dodged a bullet this time so thank you for the info!

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  • Posted: Jun 17, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    That happened to me, thanks for your awakening report.

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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Brooklyn, New York, United States

    Received the pop-up as a redirect from an MSN news story.

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    • Posted: Jun 15, 2016 by info

      Scammers are using legitimate advertising companies to spread their scams.

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  • Posted: Jun 11, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Naples, Florida, United States

    http://www.mobiley.xyz.
    They have a new message now that says you're phone is infected by four viruses. Thanks for the warning.

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  • Posted: Jun 9, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Marburg, Hesse, Germany

    Thx for it!

    If you could make it public in Germany would be fine... I have restarted the browser and did not click "ok". Now it works, I hope.

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