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How can I know if the rooting files have malware?

I'm learning about how cellphone rooting works. Every procedure I've seen this far asks you to install a series of files that you download from random websites. Is it possible to know for sure that ...
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How to stop “Make your phone more social” prompts?

Alcatel One Touch 983, firmware version 2.3.7. I am frequently interrupted with a black screen displaying this prompt: Make your phone more social Authorize the synchronizing which will make ...
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Malware has corrupted SD card

I have android phone with SD card. Malware has moved all files to other folder. Then I copied it to previous place. But now it doesn't show applications placed in menu. It shows it in settings. What ...
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Device wants desperately to install a package (com.google.system.s) on its own

I have in my hands a Mpie M8 device (Android 5), The previous owner said it wasn't working properly and I suspected it had a virus. I factory reset it and now the phone wants desperately to install ...
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What is ProwlerAgent?

Like the asker of this SO question, I'm receiving crash reports that mention something called ProwlerAgent. Whatever ProwlerAgent is, it appears to have insinuated itself into my app's classpath: ...
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How do I get rid of random redirections

When browsing, I sometimes get random redirections to websites claiming my device has viruses, and that I need to click a link to get rid of those. They also make my phone vibrate, and the back button ...
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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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Why are Clean Master, Daily Racing, DU Booster, MP3 Downloader, SnapTube and TouchPal installing themselves?

One day I found myself having some weird apps in my phone I didn't remember installing. After uninstalling them, they appeared again after after some time. These apps are: Clean Master Daily Racing ...
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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 ...
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Android device beginning to go out of control when I reboot it

Sometime back I had connected my Android mobile HTC Explorer to a compromised system. It has been about one year since then. Sometimes my phone tends to react in strange ways. Sometimes(once or ...
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How to get rid of ad-ware

I've recently installed some games from Google Play Store. Then I uninstalled them all using application manager. The problem is now an advertisement popup appears now and then which stays on top for ...
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Adware in Chrome

The Chrome browser on my Nexus4 started to showing the same overlay ad on every web site I visit. I noticed it the first time using a hotel wifi a week ago. The nexus is not rooted but 'installing ...
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Sony Reader PRS-T1 becomes unresponsive

My Sony Reader PRS-T1 based on Android 2.2 is acting funny. I had rooted it in the past but is now in the "original" state, upgraded with the latest official firmware. The problem is that many ...
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it downloads apps on its own and does what it wants

I'm using Android 4.4.2 JK-760 phone and it recently started to download apps on its own, turn off and on when it wants and throws me out of any app that i try to open. I have no idea what is going ...
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LG G4 infected with MyServices malware

I have an app that has just appeared out of nowhere called MyServices which looks like a malware. It doesn't appear in the list of apps and I can't uninstall it. How can I get rid of it? I have an LG ...
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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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Does Android's implementation of SELinux's MAC inhibit apps with root privileges from accessing other app's data?

Starting with Android 4.4, SELinux's MAC is enforced. Does this mean that if an app somehow can get installed and exploit the kernel to get root privileges, that MAC will still prevent that app with ...
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Scanning Android for malwares without start via a computer

I would like to scan my smart phone (Android ) without launching it like a rescue disk scanning Windows without launching Microsoft Windows.I know malwares working in Windows are different from ...
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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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Why has my phone locked me out?

I would add photos of what it says but it won't let me. It's telling me that I have illegal content on my phone yet I don't to my knowledge, and I can leave the screen that it is locked on to check. ...
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Google Play Store is showing “top developer” sign randomly and wrong. Why?

I was trying to search for podcast apps. When the apps are listed, some of them have "top developer" sign (blue diamond), and when I select one app and go into it and come back to search results ...
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Is “Preferred Activity Setter” a malware?

I have noticed I have Preferred Activity Setter after the most recent update of Google Play Services, and it has been wreaking havoc on my Samsung Galaxy prevail LTE on my stock browser called ...
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What are the possible reactions of clicking an ad inside an app?

From famous and "trusted" android apps to not so famous and "risky" apps: What actions can be triggered by clicking on an advertisement inside the application ? Could just that click install a virus ...
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What is kcjlogger on Kyocera phones?

I have a Kyocera Hydro. There is a directory on the phone kcjlogger. It sounds suspicious. Does anyone know what it is or how I can investigate to find out? I was unable to find any answers searching. ...
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SMS sent automatically with message “HouslistacZ GMAIL” to unknown number

My phone has been sending the following message automatically about once a week since I bought it 1 year ago. As far as I see, there is no scheduled time for sending this message and the message ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is this evidence of malware?

My issue (possible malware) isn't the same as the person who posted at the link below, but the SYMPTOMS are the same. I'm not at all concerned with pasting my password. I'm concerned with whether the ...
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Is the analog clock widget somehow tied into the unlock screen?

I've encountered something bizarre on my phone which I think is just an innocent side effect, but I wanted to make sure that it wasn't indicative of something malicious. From time to time, right ...
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What is track.dovelane.com and how do I get rid of it?

Sometimes I get popups for something that claims to be a virus cleaner that redirects me to track.dovelane.com and the again to the play store page for an app called clean master. ...
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Data over mobile network switching on behind my back - what could be doing it and how to stop?

Alcatel OneTouch 983, Android 2.3.7 I normally have "Enable data access over mobile network" switched off so as not to drain my phone credit, only switching it on when I want to do something quick on ...
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Pocket Neo, possible virus?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo which I have for about 4 months now. Shortly after I started to use my mobile device, I started to get push notifications for various applications (where to remove ...
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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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Application trying to access in app billing

Getting a message at the bottom of my screen: In app billing is not supported for this device. Try again later. The problem is, I never authorized an app for in-app billing in the first place. ...
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Touchwiz easy home just showed up samsung s5 why

My phone is hacked and im dealing with more and more issues all the time. It is scary. Yesterday it is this touchwiz easy home. A big house and small one. It wont let me do anything without ...