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How to do a factory reset when recovery mode, usb debugging and factory reset don't work?

I have a device called "EXEQ SET": http://www.exeq.ru/produkcija/pristavki/os-android/set.html It runs Android 4.1.1. It is spitting out errors like this every other second, making the device almost ...
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How do I do the emergency turn off Android device with embedded battery?

Imagine your device is hacked and you want to turn it off now (because of it is using network in bad manner), but the rootkit blocked all functions. How do I forcibly turn off the device? I've tried ...
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Why Everything has exchanged places on my android Interface? [duplicate]

Well, I don't know how but today suddenly my first (and new) android phone (Moto E) got "sick" and everything on both the sides of the interface switched places. It is like reflection about vertical ...
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How to root the HTC Desire 300 (also known as Zara Mini)

Okay please forgive me if this has already been answered, I've read a few questions on here but I still don't understand. Firstly, I'm not a "techie" or anything like that, so some of the really ...
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Why do I sometimes get requests for root access from unusual applications?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running a rooted stock firmware, Occasionally I get a popup from my superuser application saying that an application that I did not specifically install or launch has ...
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Possible Virus; Eratic Behavior on Galaxy Pocket Neo

Some time ago(a few months) I've bought a Galaxy Pocket Neo from a local internet store, which isn't really famous (actually everyone I asked knew nothing about it). It turned out to be a branch of ...
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Got text message with 'download' button, how would I look at the link source or gain further info to see if this is safe? 2.3.6metropcs

In the 'messaging' app that comes standard with metropcs, I received a text message that had 'no subject' and was just a download button. I know the person, so there is no need to mention not to trust ...
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Wallpaper changing randomly [closed]

I'm using HTC desire HD with sense UI. Lately my wallpaper is being changed by the system at random (the images are some random scenery). I have checked all the recent apps I have installed, all from ...
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Android Spy Apps

Is it possible for someone to install a spy app on an Android phone JB os? Do these spy apps really work? Can anyone install this spy app to your mobile phone without your knowledge? If you suspect ...
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does it really work? rekey.app claims to protect agains Master Key vulnerabilities

The android app rekey claims that it can protect android device against "Master Key" vulnerabilities on their website they have a test/proofOfConcept To verify that your device has been patched, you ...
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Banner Ads on bottom of different apps- Is this a Virus?

I have Android 4.4.2. On a couple of apps (like Huffington Post and NBC 4 LA)I've noticed different banner ads that appear on the bottom of the screen inside different apps. The thing is these banner ...
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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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Uninstall Spy Apps

There are a lot of spy apps, that can record audio of the surroundings of the phone, take pictures and trace the phone using GPS, Cell towers, and transfering the information to the spy ...
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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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How to find and remove spy software on phone

My girlfriend has an admirer which started out as a good friend. He confessed his love for her some time ago and started to become more and more aggressive while being rejected. He recently started to ...
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Android adware lets me opt out: is it safe?

Recently my mom's phone running Android 5.0 has been infected with a piece of adware: At first we thought this was caused by applications, but as you can see here, only the Google/METROPCS Internet ...
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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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Removing Cheshire Police virus scam

My Android tablet is locked by a Cheshire Police virus scam ransomware. How can I remove it? I am in safe mode as I write this.
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How to remove or disable pop-up alert()/confirm() box from build-in Browser from malware?

My young niece install low rating free games from Store and she have no any security concern. Some malicious application open malicious site which ask for money in alert() and confirm() message ...
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How to remove spy-ware and how to turn off GPS-Tracking? [closed]

Someone installed spy-ware and is also tracking my GPS. I can tell because when I open navigator the location is not where I am. I have driven to the location and someone is sitting in their car. ...
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What should I do about this pop up on my android device?

Any ideas what this is? It keeps popping up randomly on my device. I can be completely ignoring my browser, and going through my gallery and apps and it pops up. Click image for larger version
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An unknown app called 10102 shows up in Data Usage graph

A mysterious app named "10102" shows up in my data usage. It bears only the standard Android app icon (the Bugdroid logo with a cube on its torso). From what the graph tell me, it has used 36 ...
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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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What are ways of contracting malware/viruses on your Android phone?

I'd like to know so I can prevent it from happening.
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Can your android device get malware? [duplicate]

I admit, I watch porn now and then on my android phone. But I never, ever, download something or click any adds or links. But here's the weird thing, sometimes when I visit such a website, an ...
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Strange Android app displaying in Mandarin

On my Samsung Galaxy Note phone I started receiving strange notifications in Mandarin (the language of the people of China). Once I click on the notification it opens my browser with a blank page and ...
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Ways to check if your phone has been compromised?

With more and more people using custom ROMs and APKs from unknown sources (some with root access) it's inevitable that Android phones are getting compromised. What are some methods that can be used ...
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Problem with some Apps trying to install

I have a problem with my Android 5.1 When the screen is locked, and I to unlock it, a popup shows, that some unknown applications are trying yo install. I have formatted the mobile twice, but it ...
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Potential Android virus removal and best practices

I was browsing the web and I ended up on a site with one of those pop ups that plagued my browser window with "Your device is infected, please go to insert dodgy link to remove malware" type messages. ...
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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. ...
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Tampered phone - Consistent Denial-Of-Service on device

I believe my ex did something to me phone. Everything has led me here. Please help. Recently, my phone will stop working unless he is around. I have been seeing my email on FaceBook to turn to ...
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How to remove gunpowder virus?

I have recently been having problems on my device which includes random apps appearing on my phone and some chinese app that somehow was "pre-installed". As i scoured the internet for answers, i ...
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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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TAB.S Screen start flash with blue streaks and then device reboots by itself

Days ago after installing and deleting some apps (maybe malwares...?) from the Samsung store my tablet tab.s starting at a random point of use to flashing blue streaks on screen before rebooting by ...
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OnePlus One infected with malware/virus. Webpages redirect to tradexchange.com

My OnePlus One seems to have been infected with the tradexchange virus. My PC suffered from it, but I managed to remove using a variety of malware removal tools. However, now, my phone is affected, ...
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i cant disable alarm controller, what to do?

Many unwanted apps get installed automatically , many ads flashes on the screen. I read on the internet about this and tried everything they said I rooted my phone by -'kingo ROOT', then i installed ...
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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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How can I stop my Samsung Galaxy S5mini being redirected when I use the Internet?

When I go to the Internet I keep being redirected. This happens if I use Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox. The name wonderlandads.com comes up briefly, then I get taken to another site. I think ...
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Problems with Monkey Test, Adobe Air, Measure [duplicate]

I have an Prestigio MultiPhone 7500, and I have got a some of problems with it. The problem is when I switched on after the switch off, in that time, errors appear like "Adobe Air has unfortunately ...
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Photo Editor HD causing ads to show over apps

I somehow downloaded and app, Photo Editor HD. Since then I've been getting full screen ads over all apps and on my home screen. The app has an icon on the home screen, but I cannot find it in the ...
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How to remove monkey test and time service? [duplicate]

I am using a Micromax Canvas A116. It's not a rooted phone. I've done a factory-reset, but still malware app existing. How to remove monkey test, time service in mobile phone? And everytime phone gets ...
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11 “Android System” running

One of them is taking up ~45% of all ram. My battery is dying even when idle and charging. I've scanned for malware on AVG and DU and haven't hit anything. I am on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ...
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Tapping Back button for closing Chrome always redirects to the same website

Every time I want to close chrome with the back button I am redirected to same website. I want to get rid of this website but i cannot. I cleared the browser history but the website keeps reappearing ...
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Directory named with random characters automatically (re)created in SD card? Could this be a malware?

Lately, I've seen that a directory with what seems to be a random name (like Z0tQWDVmQmoyRUxVSWdBU2pwNzAxMzc1Mw) is present in the local storage (/sdcard) of my Samsung Galaxy S5. When I delete it, ...
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Is Applock by Gizmoquip safe? [closed]

I tried to install an app on my tablet called Applock, by a developer called Gizmoquip (I think there are a few apps with that by different developers). AVG came up with a message saying it will ...
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How to remove spywares from factory reset list?

I have a lenovo phone with Android in it. The phone is so infected by auto installed apps for the past few weeks that I've decided to do a factory reset. However, the factory reset happen to reinstall ...
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Mysterious Wifi traffic questions - Malware/eavesdropping?

everyone - I'm having some suspicions of malware infection on my phone. I have around 150 Mb unaccounted for by the built-in tracker on Android. Is there a way I could diagnose that? I have scanned my ...
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Pop Ups and Page Redirects in Browser

So I have this exact same problem as Marz in this post - Pop Ups in Browser - Possible Viruses? - but instead of happening while moving to Japan it happened while I was in Brazil for work. Even the ...
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Removing AdsMatte and YourAdExchange popups [duplicate]

I have a Moto G XT-1033 with Lollipop OS and with all browsers except Opera Mini. I get redirected to ads.adsmatte.com, then to youradexchange.com and then an ad to install Opera Mini and that my ...
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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 ...