Redirects drive us mad because they make us do actions against our will. Nobody wanted to open that sketchy web page and watch its corny advertisements! But there you are, providing traffic to an unwanted website. This is how those little satan’s helpers work: ads load inside an iframe on the page and then click themselves and bust out of the iframe.
Are redirects dangerous?
Well, yeah! You obviously don’t want them in your Android browser. Redirect ads are not just annoying usually they lead you to malicious websites containing malware. You then may be surprised to find unrecognizable new apps installed on your device most likely adware. Those apps are nearly impossible to remove through your efforts, you will have to reset your phone to its defaults at the end. So it’s better to stop browser redirects on Android then to deal with consequences later.
So, how do I solve this problem?
This problem mostly affects Android users, so Google embedded a default option to its latest Chrome version which disables redirects. But it’s just as worthless like every other anti-ads or anti-pop-ups settings Chrome offers to us. You can stop redirects on an Android phone by editing Chrome flags.
- Open Chrome on your phone and copy paste this line in a browser address bar chrome://flags/#enable-framebusting-needs-sameorigin-or-usergesture and press GO or SEND.
- In a drop-down menu next to Framebusting requires same-origin or a user gesture choose Enabled. By enabling this option, you forbid iframes to navigate you outside the web page without your permission.
So, will it work like voila?
If you’re interested, whether this method will block redirects on Android for sure then I can’t say. It’s more like heads or tails game, as Chrome flags is still an experimental feature and nobody knows how effective it will be. But it will be definitely useless if you caught an Android website redirect virus then nothing but the complete cleaning of your infected device will help.
How to prevent redirects on Android using AdLock
Ad blocker, ad blocker, and ad blocker once again is all you need to prevent redirects on Android and to remove ads overall. And as you are on our website we want to offer you our ad blocker AdLock if for some unbelievable reason you’re not yet using it. To start a new internet experience download AdLock for Android and follow instructions to install it on your smartphone. You can use AdLock for free during the 14-day trial no strings attached, no pushing and if you have no heart, you can uninstall it anytime. Now launch the application to complete two steps of adjusting.
- Check for updates
- Switch to the AdLocker tab and enable HTTPS filtering.
Open an app, tap on the three dots at the top right corner and choose Check updates. In a new menu tap on UPDATE ALL
HTTPS filtering is essential to stop being redirected to another website. Android as a part of the greatest advertiser, Google, hates when a user tries to get rid of the ads and you most likely to receive a warning dialogue window. Just tap OK remember you are the master of your own phone. Then you will be asked to set a drawing pattern to verify your identity for future actions. Draw a pattern you surely will remember. It’s just a formality remember AdLock doesn’t send data outside your device. You need to turn on HTTPS filtering to block ads on the websites with secure internet connection otherwise ad-blocking will be either average at best or impossible at worst.
That’s it! After completing all previous steps, you can be sure you won’t catch redirect virus on Android.