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I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 international i9300 since 2012. I've never rooted it. The last app I've installed was a few months ago. I'm running Android 4.4.4.

Today, for the first time ever, I've gotten this notification. It appeared sometime while I was using the Dolphin browser app.

XDA forum thread seems inconclusive. Some say it's an app that you have to install (obviously I've never installed this app), others say it's a part of Samsungs firmware.

Does anyone know what this might be?

EDIT:

Although I haven't been able to confirm this, this seems to be an official Android or Google Play notification. I've clicked the uninstall button and the (Samsung's pre-installed) app 'Mobile tracker' has been removed from the applications list.

  • Answer: malware, addware and so... Stop browsing on untrusted websites with an untrusted browser. Some websites, those that have free contents are known to be full of malwares. Don't simply install. – esQmo_ Apr 28 '17 at 12:38
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    Did the message come with a button to install a package that will "clean" it out for you? I suspect it is clickbait for malware, if you haven't installed anything recently. – wbogacz Apr 28 '17 at 12:39
  • @wbogacz looks like a native notification. The only button available is the "Disable" button. – Howie Apr 28 '17 at 13:07
  • Come to think of it. The white triangle with a black question mark is every-so-slightly different from the original Samsung's icon. Hmm... Should I do a factory reset or just change browsers? Is there a virus/malvare/adware checker for Android (that can be easily uninstalled later)? – Howie Apr 28 '17 at 13:22
  • Some of those malicious Javascript popups are pretty good in imitating "native screens" – especially on devices as common as that (a screenshot might help, in case you see it again – which doesn't mean you should hunt for it, rather follow the advises given in previous comments). If you didn't interact with it (i.e. pressed any button/link it showed) but "backed out" (back button, power off, whatever to "abort"), no harm should have been done. Forget about any app calling itself "Anti VIRUS" – they often introduce more trouble than they solve. … – Izzy Apr 28 '17 at 14:04
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I faced the same notification on my Galaxy S 3 yesterday. It prompted me to uninstall it as the app can be used to spy on me. Here is a picture of the pop up:

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I clicked on the OK button and hope that no malware has infiltrated the phone this way.

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I have got S3 i9300, I got this message too. The message was from Google appstore app. I could disable it. But couldn't remove it.

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