Virus pop up

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Hi, I just went to my simple mp3 music downloader app and a popup with the android man said that my phone was infected with a virus, remove now. Is this legit or is it a virus within a virus?
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Jan Cochran

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rikkster, Mobile Master

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It's likely an advertisement trying to get you to download an anti-virus app. If you don't have an anti-virus app installed, chances are the mp3 app you're using is ad-supported.
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Sounds like a popup telling u have a vIris is the virus. They might be trying to trick you into downloading an app or paying to "fix" your problem. I would never trust a popup.
I would get a recognized virus scanner via the google pay store directly.

However this is only my opinion. I would google this issue along with your mp3 app to see what others have said
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Install and run Comodo Anti-virus from the Playstore it will tell you if you have a virus. You can also use it to scan for pop up advertising and delete any app that has them.
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Awesome. Thanks guys. I do have an anti virus scanner but it didn't pick it up, so I'm thinking it was an advertisement pop up. Appreciate your help!
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Adware can come bundled with certain MP3 downloaders, Java update and Flash Player update. In some cases, ad-supported software might appear as harmless. Adware is not virus but a threat. I suffered from the same virus pop-up with you and it caused by a program called Gom Player (here is an overview). The ads went away after I removed the program.

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