Fighting trojans and other malware with so-called "anti-virus" apps. If your question rather is about some piece of malware itself, use the 'malware' tag instead.

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Android root sandbox?

On Windows I would use a sandbox to easily see file-changes made by shady programs to see how it would affect my system. What are easy methods (except decompiling and looking at the actual program ...
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Please help. How can I remove viruses from android phone that doesn't even go after factory restore and without a memory card?

First the phone used to delete contacts after some time. I tried fixing. used apps software root method. not sure if root works. after that the system downloads and installs random dirty stuff itself. ...
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I installed and executed this app which is a virus or malware now what to do?

I had this message pop up and unfortunately I installed and executed this app which is a virus or amalware now what to do ? Please see the photo here Of course I mean the app that came when I ...
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Possible .obb virus?

I have a strange problem. I've been searching for a possible solution for a long time, finding nothing, so here am I. So, I was trying to transfer an .obb file from the Pc into my Android phone ...
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adware site through Phishing attack activated a VAS on my android

I suddenly got an sms from my service provider (Vodafon IN) that Silk Pack is active on your number as requested and rental of Rs. 15 has been deducted I had made no such request so i ...
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Getting a virus via .jpg file?

I've read somewhere that the only way to get a virus on Android is via an app installed outside the Play Store. I want to be sure anyway of this fact, since I think I opened an infected .jpg file. I'...
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Clueful warning: this app uploads your unique device identifier to mapyrpc.smobil.cz

I installed Clueful Privacy Advisor on my android phone, which is an app by Bitdefender that checks the apps on your phone for possible privacy issues like data leaks, etc. When I ran the app it gave ...
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Concerned I may have dropped Malware on my phone via a redirect to an advert?

In short I think I may have a slight chance of having dropped Malware on my phone via an infected ad (redirect was to rdr.harbwire). Am just keen to ascertain the risk given some of the things I have ...
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Blank Text Message from random number - is it a virus?

So I just got a blank text message from some number that I don't know. My worry is that this is some sort of intrusion attempt. My understanding is whenever I receive a text message, or a message ...
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Apps are installed in my smart phone without my permission?

When wifi is on, Some strange applications are being installed automatically. I don't request them. They are downloaded without my permission. I uninstalled (removed) the unwanted apps from my smart ...
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Picked up a virus that self-installs apps on my phone

I thought that it's not possible for any virus-like app to self-install apps on a mobile phone. But this is happening in the case of my friend. And I have no idea how to help him. Namely, he has a ...
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What is DSMLawmo? How to remove it?

A recent AVG anti-virus scan on my Android tablet flagged DSMLawmo as malware. The antivirus states that it can't be removed and that DSMLawmo was pre-installed. The tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 ...
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After downloading APK Games weird things happening

I downloaded APK Games and one thing I know when I woke up my built-in apps were being replaced by "pornclub", "sexyhot", etc. I did Factory data reset but it deleted my built-in apps. I was going to ...
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Samsung galaxy note 3 is saying my phone is infected with virus

I was on my phone browsing through the internet like i normally do. I typed in the google search bar from my home screen what i wanted to search. i read a article when i went to click out of the ...
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MMS from Unknown Numbers and from “Contacts”

I have been receiving random multimedia messages from random numbers and from my contacts (but they aren't sending me anything) on my phone for a couple of months now. It's a 1kb file that never ...
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Help! 25 unkown apps messing with my phone

These apps keep showing up in my data usage screen. I have no idea what they are or where they came from. There are 25 of them by the way. All they seem to do is use up data and interfere with my ...
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format and install new OS to get rid of viruses

I have an android phone (my uncle's) that is full of viruses that display adds and reinstall themselves I'm guessing there is no important/needed data on the phone I tried factory reset, after used ...
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Pros and cons of rooting using apps (“Soft Root”) compared to other methods (“Hard Root”)

There are quite a few app based rooting methods. A recent review 9 free software apps to root Android devices, points to some of them and there may be more apps, paid or otherwise. From what I ...
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Find the file referred to by a home screen icon

I have an icon in my home screen that I haven't installed and looks like malware (Logo of O2, which is not my network, with the name "Priority". I opened it once and it showed commercials). Last ...
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Unable to remove malware

I have android tablet and every time i open a browser, any browser, it automatically opens pages with ads or making me download things. Obviously the tablet got a malware but i am not able to remove ...
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Are there PC programs that can scan an Android device for viruses?

Suppose I am worried my Android device has been infected by a virus or other malicious software. If I tried to install and run a virus scanner on the device, a sufficiently advanced virus could ...
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How to stop coreservice walton primo GF3

Monkeytest and Timeservice were annoying me so I reset my phone which caused great problems in my phone. Now I think my phone is affected by a virus named core service, and my phone works very slowly ...
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Galaxy Prime iLocker virus

A friend's Galaxy Grand Prime was infected by a virus, I tried factory reset, and surprisingly the virus appeared on screen once factory reset completed and the phone restarted: I tried hard reset, ...
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had a message from "android.lockmaster.com: saying a virus was on my phone?

Was checking my weatherapp and all of a sudden notifications blew up on my phone saying it was from android.lockmaster.com. It told me I needed to update the version of my phone otherwise my phone ...
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Why does AVG consider android keychain harmful?

I just got this Lenovo tab 2 A8. When I ran my first AVG scan, it pinpointed Keychain as a threat. What is Keychain? Is it necessary? If not, how do I get rid of it?
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Did my android phone get a virus by being connected to a computer with a virus? /WLan issue

My phone is in developer mode. I connected it to a computer where a later learned that the computer has a virus. My computer can't connect to my WLan in the normal way anymore. The only way to get ...
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Check Android device for malware or unauthorized access

I'd like to check whether my rooted Android device (running with Cyanogenmod 12.1) has any malicious software or unauthorized access, because a few days ago the root rights were not accessible for me ...
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Virus smartphone not going away

This keeps coming up on my phone and I have done factory resets thrice already. My phone is only 3 months old, please help me get rid of this and it seems to infect other phones as well. I think it ...
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Help me please someone

Hi iv an Android phone I had a virus on it, it popped up virus from visiting adults site so I done a factory reset and then it went to my sisters phone so she done a reset a couple of weeks went by ...
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Track down what is putting icons on my desktop

Starting in the last week, something is putting icons on my desktop. I've not installed anything new on this phone (Android 4.2.2) in at least 2-3 weeks (and anything that was installed has been ...
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Android not loading JPG files

Nexus 6 (Android 5.1) I downloaded a JPG file from androidwalls.net. When I try to open the file via Download manager it doesn't let me open it as it says 'Can't Open File'. Why does android not ...
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Andorid - Possible virus

"I got an message on my android Galaxy S3, while reading my usual online newspaper on Chrome, the exact content is: The page at download.com-01.mobi says: POSSIBLE VIRUS A website you visited could ...
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What is “antivirus” on Android?

Today my mobile operator sent me another advertising SMS. They tell that lots of swindlers are trying to crack my mobile phone and steal my money. And I need to buy antivirus, it protects me from ...
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Does retrieving backup from SD card retrieve malware & virus, too?

I think I read in other questions here that you can reset your phone to factory setting to get rid of most bad stuff ordinary people can secretly put on your phone such as spy apps, malware, virus etc....
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Malware on LG G3 redirecting all browsers

More or less two or three weeks ago strange pop ups came up on my PC. Antivirus detected ga.js as virus. I thought it was a false positive. Then I've found that the thing somehow jumped on my phone. ...
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How does antivirus find the files accessed by an application without root access?

I haven't rooted my mobile phone, but an antivirus is running. Without rooting, how will the antivirus come to know about the files accessed by an application? Normally, in Linux distributions, it ...
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How to uninstall AVG which isn't listed under My Apps? [duplicate]

That's pretty much it, my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact came with AVG antivirus preinstalled and I can't see how to uninstall it, since it does not show up in Play Store under My Apps / Installed (or ...
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Could a virus be preventing me from installing an Anti-virus?

My Nexus 7 has recently been behaving oddly (closing apps unexpectedly for example). I figured I would install Lookout on my device, and tried to download it twice, it seems to download but after the ...
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Can I get a virus on Android 4.4.2 by clicking “no thanks” on one of those virus browser pop-ups?

I opened a link using the built-in facebook browser yesterday, and pop-ups on the website kept asking me if I wanted to install some anti-virus and they had two options: No thanks and OK. Normally I ...
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Is my Android affected by malware?

Occassionally when I click on a link in Google Now for one of the cards for something I've searched for (in this case, it was SmartPhones), it'll open up the site and then immediately open up a popup. ...
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Can't get rid of an Adfoc.us redirect virus

My Android seems to be infected with a very nasty virus. Sometimes when I open links to totally safe pages (like stackoverflow) from my mobile I got redirected to a page called adfoc.us (adfoc.us/...
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Can I use XPrivacy as an Antivirus?

I am using XPrivacy + Xposed Framework. is it safe to consider that malware can be controlled thank to Xprivacy?
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How do Antivirus for Android detects a Malware application?

While researching about malware analysis for Android, I found that there are few applications that were removed from the Google Play Store because they were found to be malware. I guess Android ...
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How can I delete AVG Antivirus on my Xperia Z1?

I have installed AVG Antivirus Free Edition, but when I go to setting to delete it I can't do it, neither the data, only I can delete the cache. If I go to google play and to AVG Free edition there ...
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Is it a good idea/useful to use two Anti-virus apps on Android?

Is it a waste to load two anti-virus apps on your mobile? Are two AV apps more effective than one?
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Setting a Hardware ID on an Android Tablet

I wonder if I could get some guidance. We purchased 6 android tablets for our kids over Christmas and shortly after we also purchased McAfee Live Safe so that we cold protect all these devices. Now, ...
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My “Avast: Mobile” security is giving me massive warnings about Trojans such as: “Android:SMSSend-DC[trj]”

I got these warnings on my Samsung phone by the "Avast: Mobile" Security application about having malware (mostly trojans). So I scanned my phone and Avast said that i had over 50 applications ...
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I clicked on an anti virus scanner pop up on my android?

I was browsing Google when a message popped up saying something along the lines of me having a virus. Okay, I'm not stupid. I've seen these on a computer before. I also saw the word yahoo somewhere on ...
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Lookout - Which application is trying to access the system with no authorization

Is there any log where I can check which unknown source app is trying to access the phone without authorization? Lookout keeps popping up this message but don't tell me which application is! It ...
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Can Anti-virus affect device performance?

I have installed some anti-viruses on my device, and since then I am feeling that the performance of the device is quite slow, and when I uninstall them the device works fine, and the device starts ...