Off late, I have been observing some unwanted apps getting downloaded and installed on my Android device without my knowledge. Upon noticing I uninstalled those apps. However, the next time I switch on my data or connect to Wi-Fi, in no time does it re-install those apps. Is there a way in which I can troubelshoot this ?
Below are the couple of apps that are getting installed (please not none of these are available on Play Store):
- Content Visual
- UC News
- WhatsApp (This is not the original WhatsApp with a slightly different icon)
I tried doing a Factory Reset with no success
I also tried resetting the device by going into the recovery mode with no success.
I disabled allowing apps to installed from unknown sources.
The Quick Heal anti-virus does not detect any threats.
Edit 1: I could see multiple instances of the above listed app as shown in below image: