I have Lenovo K4 note running on Android 5.1. This problem started today. Whenever I click on any page on chrome, the browser gets redirected to go.deliverymodo.com.

We have three smartphones and a laptop connected to the same wi-fi router, the problem is occurring only on this one smartphone.

Have scanned the phone with Trend Micro, McAfee, Malewarebytes, and AVG antivrus Free Android security but none are able to identify / remove the adware.

Disabling JavaScript does prevent the redirection but then the regular links on the pages also do not work.

Can someone please suggest some tool that will resolve this problem.

  • Did you check if there's any malicious app installed in your device? Because there's no way Google Chrome for Android can be infected with adwares (like PCs). Did you try using different browsers? – Gokul NC Jul 2 '17 at 11:39
  • Trying different browsers indeed is a good idea to narrow down the culprit. If they all show the same behavior, it's rather something intercepting your network traffic on that device (most likely the DNS, so all host names resolve to that site). – Izzy Jul 2 '17 at 12:02
  • @Izzy Or a piece of malware that toyed with the hosts file. – Death Mask Salesman Jul 2 '17 at 12:39
  • @DeathMaskSalesman that would be toying with DNS while requiring root. Possible, yes. Also likely is some app that uses VPN functionality to reroute traffic. But that's all speculation without more facts :) – Izzy Jul 2 '17 at 12:41
  • Have observed the same behaviour on UC Browser. Uninstalled and re-installed UC Browser but the problem persists. Checked DNS name on router -NETGEAR 2750U. It had been compromised but I set it back to the regular one. Two other devices , Lenovo K3 and MOTO G4 plus, both having higher versions of Android , connected to the same router continue to work properly. I have not installed any new app, if something got installed by itself in the background then there could be a problem. – neelanshu Jul 2 '17 at 16:14

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