How to protect yourself from Google Ads redirects (and false virus warning) in Chrome

In this guide we will see how you can save yourself from False ads, malware and virus alert in chrome that can be dangerous for your security.

Google announced a new feature from Chrome 64 would prevent fraudulent ads do redirect advertising to another site in the browser – often malicious, with false virus warnings (problem that happens a lot in Android ).

The sites have tackled the problem caused by such ads known as frame busting on their own, gathering user reports and blocking URLs. These pieces often infiltrate “secure ad networks” such as Google AdSense.

How to protect yourself from Google Ads redirects (and false virus warning) in Chrome

Recently, Google has spoken about problems with fraudulent ads – just the ones where you enter the legitimate site and are redirected to the malicious one. On Androidfake virus warnings try to make the user download supposed anti-virus and security features that open doors to other scams. Do not download.

“Over the past year, the digital advertising industry has faced several challenges from brand security to fraudulent advertising. These problems can … harm users with malware-laden ads as well as advertisers with invalid, deceptive or non-human traffic.” Google has blocked 3.2 billion ads in 2017.

Chrome 64 and subsequent updates

From Chrome 64, the browser already has this feature “built-in” in Chrome (even in stable version), able to block unwanted redirection. The first thing you need to do to get rid of this is to update your Google Chrome, whether on your computer or on your phone. And then you need to enable the feature, which is still a flag.

Redirect on page

Google has targeted the launch of Chrome 64 to block redirects from third-party iframes, so if it does, it would display an infobar explaining why a redirect was blocked unless the user clicked on that iframe.

Redirect to new tab

Google Chrome 65 addresses the “tab-under” issue, where clicking the link opens the desired content in a new tab (not the same page), while the tab opens normally navigates to the page that the user never intended visit.

Chrome stopping redirect on Android

However, even being on Chrome 68, these are not yet definitive solutions. In the latest stable version released for users, Google reports the following: “We are working on a new security feature that blocks redirects for multi-domain iframes. To test whether the sites used by your organization are affected, you can visit these sites by visiting chrome://flags/ and enable the #enable-framebusting-needs-sameorigin-or-usergesture flag,” it explains.

Yes, you have to turn it on.

You can enable the feature on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and Chrome OS.

How to enable ad redirects blocker


  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Type chrome:// flags/ in the address bar;
  3. Search for #enable-framebusting-needs-sameorigin-or-usergesture;
  4. Activate by choosing the “enabled” option;
  5. Close all the windows and open Chrome again.

The feature is still in development, so it can not block all redirects at the moment. But it should help reduce false virus warnings on Android.

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