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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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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How to remove secure-it.imrworldwide.com cookie/spyware/malware from android os

i wiped the cache and did factory data reset from recovery mode but this thing is still there among the cookies. I think it must be a spyware because my personal computer was attacked as well and i ...
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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 ...
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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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Antivirus for Android? [duplicate]

Ever since I got this phone, I have had Avast installed. I'm just being a little picky, but I'd like to know if antivirus software is worthwhile, or even necessary at all, on Android. For your ...
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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 ...
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Do I have a virus on my phone? A message from an Android app says so

I have just received a message from an Android app on my phone saying my phone has been infected with a virus and to click a link to fix the problem. I'm not sure I trust this, is it possible to ...
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Checking virus/security status of specific app?

So I let my 8 year old cousins play a game on my tablet for a bit and next thing i knew they had downloaded and installed three new games, some of which acted suspiciously, displaying notifications ...
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Kaspersky Mobile: disable lock

I have Kaspersky Mobile installed. Today I had to reinstall it after installing a new rom. Now whenever I turn on the phone, I have to enter the kaspersky unlock code, which is different from the sim ...
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I think that I may have been a victim of a malicious mms

I have a Sidekick 4g running Android 2.2.1. I just received a multimedia message from an acquaintance who I happened to have in my contact list. I clicked on the notification which sent me to ...
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Is it important to have an anti-virus application running on your phone or does the carrier protect it? [duplicate]

I use my phone like I do the computer. Shopping online with a credit card etc. Surfing unknown sites... Does my phone require an anti-virus application to protect the internal drive of my phone? Can ...
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Can I use my Windows anti-virus program to scan my Android device?

I have been researching anti-virus apps and before choosing one I was wondering if I could get the same detection by using my Windows anti-virus. I realize that an app will provide real-time ...
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Something's automatically sending “stuff” from my phone

Today I was on my computer and I had my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2 X) sitting beside me. All of a sudden the screen on the phone came on and instead of it showing the lock screen, it went directly to ...
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Get rid of virus that downloads apk

My android tablet, a zoom, has started to download apk's at random without any initiation on my part. I have the don't allow foreign apk's to be installed thing checked so they can't get on to the ...
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Kaspersky fails to load

I have Kaspersky installed on my Samsung Galaxy S2. Since the last update it doesn't work anymore. I get a startup screen that asks for my email address for an anti-theft account. When I fill this in ...
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Why has Android AntiVirus apps while iOS does not?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and my friend has an iPhone. I have downloaded and installed the Norton Anti Virus app. I am at a loss to understand why iOS seemingly does not need protection as such. A ...
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FakeGGSearch.a - Lookout found a virus on my Android Phone

I use Android 2.1update1 and installed Lookout, and now Lookout says that: "FakeGGSearch.a" is a trojan, but I can't uninstall it! Now what? What can I do about this? Google didn't returned any ...
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How to make sure I have no sms virus?

I'm using a non-rooted, non-hacked Samsung GT-I5700 device which runs Android 2.1. Today I've received an MMS from an unknown phone with something which looked like a spam for Mastercard. I've ...
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Questions about Samsung Galaxy S security applications

Hello I would like to know whether is it recommended to have some antiVirus+firewall application for this current phone? (I usually open email attachments for example) 1.Do these applications runs ...
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Does AVG have any features that Lookout doesn't have, or vice versa?

I'm trying to decide which antivirus/malware protection I should use on my android phone. It looks like the best options are either Lookout or AVG. Where can I find a list of features that the one ...
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Android Antivirus Software (solution and battery life relevance)

Is there a security solution for Android that's vastly regarded as "the best" one at the moment or is it like in the PC world where there are 3-4 which are "the best"? Also, what should I expect to ...
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Android and antiviruses

This is actually three questions: Are anti-viruses needed for smartphones running Android OS? Is the Android Market absolutely safe (because all precatuions are taken by Google to prevent any ...
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AVG by DroidSecurity - legit? Useful?

Re-post from StackOverflow, when suggested this was a more appropriate forum. I originally posted this on Whirlpool as well - I am very interested to see what new input I can get from this community. ...
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Is an antivirus really needed for Android?

I use Linux for half a decade now, so I am not used to dealing with viruses anymore. To my surprise, I saw some discussion about antiviruses in Android. I haven't installed any yet, but this bugs me: ...