I use the standard default browser on Android. Last week I went to a Comcast website to view tv listings. Now, when I open my browser it goes to the Comcast website. My homepage was not reset; it is still www.google.com
Here's how it works first thing in the morning after sitting all night unused:
After that I can close and reopen the browser and it shows the last page I was on as it should. If I leave the phone alone for a while, it resets itself so when I open the browser it goes to Comcast. I never go to the Comcast website myself. I went there last week because I was at a friend's house - I don't use Comcast. Don't have it bookmarked.
I cleared my cache. That didn't fix it.
These are the URLs of the two windows that always appear.
Warning - If you go to these websites on your phone it may mess up your Android browser
I scanned my SDCard and didn't find any references to Comcast. I don't think they intentionally did this to mess anyone up. However, knowing this is possible someone could find this and use it maliciously.
HTC Evo running Android 2.3.3
I'm sure I already know the answer, but is comcast set as your home page under browser settings by any chance? I know you said you don't have any bookmarks, just want to make sure we are looking at all possibilities.
It stopped after about a week. I don't know why, I never solved it or fixed anything.
(As I stated above, it did not reset my homepage - my homepage the whole time was google.com.)
For anyone who's good at these things and wants a challenge, go ahead and go to the xfinity tv listings link above on your phone. See if it does it to you. If so, can you figure out why?
As far as I'm concerned: case closed.
I tried it on my Epic and wasn't able to get the same results, but the browser on the Epic is a little different and I'm still on 2.2, so that might be another factor.
If it comes back (or anyone else gets the same issue), let us know!