At random times, Download manager start downloading series of files named as downlaodfile.bin, downloadfile-1.bin and so on.

I got this issue since today morning. And it happened twice today.

What is this file and why it is getting downloaded? Thanks.

Device information

Device: Moto G4+ Android version: 7.0 Nougat

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    I too faced this today mor. I use moto g3.. I noticed the download and turned off my WiFi and after few mins it disappeared from downloads. – Raptor Sep 13 '17 at 4:38
  • Do you have root access? – Firelord Sep 14 '17 at 5:47
  • No I haven't rooted my device. – Tirth Patel Sep 14 '17 at 6:46

I use Moto G3 with Lineage OS (July month build). I had the same issue of auto downloading which started two days ago.

What I have observed is the downloading takes place when I turn on mobile data after 10 AM in morning or 10 PM at night. The files are not shown in ES Explorer app, but I can see those files queued if I use in-built file manager of Lineage OS. I tried to see which app was using mobile data at that time using My Data Manager app and it showed that Media Storage system app was using the internet.

  • I mistakenly flagged your post as NAA for its ending posted as a question, but now that I see it the post has value IMO so I have removed the part concerning your question. You can post that as a question separately. – Firelord Sep 14 '17 at 8:32
  • i am new to this site and joined today after seeing this thread for this problem. so i dont know much about the procedures followed here. thanks for the edit – clark kent Sep 14 '17 at 9:06
  • So does this mean, my device is infected? – Tirth Patel Sep 14 '17 at 13:36
  • have you tried any anti virus to scan it ? – clark kent Sep 15 '17 at 1:47

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