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Possible security issue? Ad videos automatically downloading to my device

  • Hey there, I've been trying to report this for several days but unfortunately kept hitting roadblocks. I didn't get a reply on Twitter and the support email redirects me here, so here's hoping.

    I've found a few random ad videos that have been automatically downloaded to my device from Opera. I only noticed them as they popped up as a folder in my gallery the other day. I have absolutely zero malware. Is this intended behavior?

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  • @doctorowl Since it seems to be at Opera cache, I guess it's something coming from a site you've visited or from some malware in your device.

  • @leocg Yeah, I've run multiple scans (Malwarebytes & Sophos which are 2 of the only few ones that actually work lol) and nothing comes up. I have Opera website permissions turned off/denied for everything including storage and autoplay. Adblock is turned on. I don't know how or which website downloaded these files directly to my device without my knowledge but it would be a serious security concern for sure.

  • @doctorowl They are probably part of a page you've visited, that's why they are on the cache directory.

    Do you have the start page with news enabled? maybe it could be related to the ads displayed there.