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This keeps coming up on my phone and I have done factory resets thrice already.
My phone is only 3 months old, please help me get rid of this and it seems to infect other phones as well.

I think it was this URL:

http://androidmax.mobi/service.customermarket.5206/hwo3ng/back.php?brd=HTC&mod=One%20M9&brw=Chrome%20Mobile&ts=tfx03&var1=68cd67c2-563d-4b02&var2=55b77b9d2a2c4a382546679e&var3=&cs=zno1&voluumdata=vid..00000003-fee6-4323-8000-000000000000__vpid..7b2dc800-430a-11e5-8cee-c3f8afba77aa__caid..d27753a5-480e-4bf9-8fef-29072ffa67a5__rt..R__lid..6056fb29-a6f1-4b3b-82ff-56f1f82adadc__oid1..e43f1ba3-2cda-4f7b-94f8-176b5506c3a3__oid2..10897965-279f-4048-b4e9-d5cec6dc0941__oid3..85de288c-6197-4636-bea1-0dc212cab827__var1..68cd67c2-563d-4b02__var2..55b77b9d2a2c4a382546679e__var8..55599084af7e637526681985__var9..3510__var10..nativeButton__rd..&imp_id=68cd67c2-563d-4b02&app_id=55b77b9d2a2c4a382546679e&idfa=&mac_address=&android_id=&mobile_id=&campaign_id=55599084af7e637526681985&bid=3510&creative_size=nativeButton
  • Can you give use the URL where you see that message? Also, it's more or less a spam so don't worry much. – Firelord Aug 15 '15 at 6:28
  • Android Max mobi – Melanie Mulcahy Aug 15 '15 at 6:29
  • I don't know because I panicked and came away straight away tell me how to find it and I'll get it once u can help to get rid – Melanie Mulcahy Aug 15 '15 at 6:36
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    I think this question was asked before by you. It's not a virus. Websites use pop ups to redirect you to malware sites or to third party app pages. I've already told you to use Firefox browser and it's add-on AdBlock Plus. – MANI Aug 15 '15 at 6:43
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    As @Mani said. There are millions of sites out there that have all kinds of popups trying to scare you and trying to get you to install rogue software. Seeing how you said you have factory reset the device. Is it only when you goto that site or any site? I tried both sites with and without ad blocker and they just seem to endlessly redirect. I am wondering, If they are targeting an exploit that might be in the HTC One? Also when you did the factory resets, did you reinstall all the apps you had before? Cause one of them could be malware and causing this to popup. – jer3my Aug 15 '15 at 6:55
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It is a Spam and it has nothing to do with your Mobile phone.

There are many websites out there that use these tactics to persuade users to click on malicious link.

  • Please do not click on "Remove risks now"
  • Avoid visiting such links as much as possible
  • Also, install Adblock plus

As of the website, Scamadviser (it reports on the safety of web sites by crawling the web and testing the sites it finds for malware and spam) mentions here,

  1. It is 58 days old (as of September 14, 2015) and has a life expectancy of less than a year, which probably means it is a scam website changing its domain every now.
  2. The owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity. (Some owners do not wish to receive any spam, so they conceal their identity but many scam sites use this as a method to hide their identify)
  • Can I get rid of it or block it I don't understand all the computer terms I feel like selling my phone – Melanie Mulcahy Aug 15 '15 at 6:48
  • Just install this adblockplus.org/android-install – Manubhargav Aug 15 '15 at 6:55
  • Simply put, If you visit those sites in any of the phones, you'll get the same pop-up. It doesn;t mean all those phones are infected. Just install Ad-Block. It will go away. – Manubhargav Aug 15 '15 at 6:57
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    If something tells you "there's a VIRUS on your Android phone" – be sure it is scam. There are no viruses for Android. You know why penguins and ice-bears can neither be friends nor foes? In nature, they never meet (the bear lives in the north, the penguin in the south). Same with Android and viruses. Stop visiting that zoo (ahem, site), and your issue will be gone. – Izzy Aug 15 '15 at 13:33
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    Additionally, @manubhargav, you might want to mention the fact that the owner "hides its identity" (btw: very good find with the scamadviser site, which says this – just upvoted your answer). With the context of the other data, this makes your conclusion (which I share) even more likely. – Izzy Aug 16 '15 at 9:22

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