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Fighting trojans and other malware with so-called "anti-virus" apps. If your question rather is about some piece of malware itself, use the 'malware' tag instead.

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What's the state of Kaspersky (on Android) in 2024?

TL;DR, is Kaspersky safe to use given the current political situation? I decided to download an antivirus and scan my device after accidentally clicking on a really suspicious link. Once I was done ...
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Android keeps downloading an unknown file

about a few days ago i discovered an unknown file in my downloads on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S21FE). It could not open it on my phone so i just transfered it onto my pc to open it. It contains ...
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Android spyware detection

I installed an APK which my friend sent through a link through instagram and as soon as I donwloaded and installed it, it disappeared into the background And she told me to unlock my oem before ...
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Trojan downloaded

Not sure this is the best place to ask but I'll give it a shot... My son clicked a link in a spam message on my phone which downloaded Android/trojan.downloader.agent Instantly kaspersky and ...
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What to do if malware not gone after complete factory reset?

I have a virus in my Samsung galaxy s21a, and even after a complete factory reset phone doesn't recover. What would be other solutions to fix it?
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BRATA (Brazilian RAT Android) - is there any action and treatment from it?

As far as is known, with this virus, the attacker, in addition to stopping antivirus programs, can also block the system menu while working with it by the user. The virus copies system data and then ...
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Cannot remove Avast from Asus Zenpad 3S 10 Z500M

I have an Asus Zenpad 3S 10 Z500M running Android 7 and I tried Avast recently but now I can not remove it. I deactivated the admin permission but still, when I uninstall, it redirects me again to ...
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Built-in Trojan?

So I bought this tablet from a little-known company called iGet. The tablet was brand new and all the apps you see on the following screen came with the tablet or were installed from the Play store (...
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Remove multiple viruses on Samsung A50

On my Samsung A50, it detects: Android/Generic.S.7F619A!tr Android/Generic.S.6C6770!tr Android/Faketoken.SNT!tr Trojan.Dropper.AndroidOS.Hqwar.bb Android Generic.S.11954!tr No antivirus or anti-...
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Apps recently changed, without an update from the store

I've recently noticed that once in every few days, several apps on my phone suddenly show as "recently updated", even though they didn't get any update from the Play Store. The way I can see ...
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How can I make my rooted Android 7 phone as secure as possible for financial transactions?

The latest security update patches for my phone was in 2017. My phone is rooted. What steps can I take to make it as secure as possible to be able to safely use financial apps where I'd be transacting ...
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Is a rooted phone safe for phone banking?

My phone (Android 7) has been rooted for years. That means it hasn't updated in years. I'm wondering if it's safe to do financial transactions on it...like download my banks app and a bitcoin e-wallet....
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Can my father's smartphone be compromised?

My father said to me that he allowed installation of apps from unknown sources when he was asked to do it to go further with something (he said that he don't remember when or what he was doing). In ...
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For basic users - Any reason to install mobile security App?

For users that play it straight, never going to doubted sites, never enabling APK from non-play sources... (e.g typical seniors) Any reason to install a mobile security app? Because Such users ...
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An Android phone on my network keeps connecting to a malicious site

My wifes phone keeps reaching out a malicious site (udmserve.net), and it is being blocked by my router's Trend Micro network scanner. I ran Trend Micro's virus scan, as well as Clean Masters, but ...
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How to prevent phone to install bloatware automatically

I have a THL T9 Plus. I just wonder, why are applications installed automatically in background. I already installed NoRoot Firewall and Avira Antivirus. These are in most cases "HotKnotBean" and "...
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WIndows Antivirus reports Arp Cache Poisoning Attack by Android device

A Windows computer running ESET reports Arp Cache Poisoning Attack by the IP of my android phone. It's Redmi Note 4, MIUI 9 Global Stable, Android 7.0. I scanned it with Avast, Malwarebytes, MIUI ...
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How does Avast Anti-theft Survive a hard reset

So, I came across Avast Anti-theft a few days ago, they flaunt a feature of surviving a factory reset, how is this possible without having root access ? I looked up a few threads and could not find a ...
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Facebook Messenger Virus on Android

I received a message from a friend on facebook The message said "this video is yours 'mt name'" with a shocked emoji face and my profile picture below. I was daft enough to click the link and then ...
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Do antivirus apps detect malware apps?

As reported in the links below, there are malicious apps on Google Play. Would android antivirus apps like Avast or AVG detect malicious apps that Google Play missed? Has it ever been document or ...
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How does "virus been detected" on android pop up on chrome when visiting some sites?

What is the cause of this chrome bug on android? The last site I went to was www.destructoid.com and all of a sudden it gets redirected to the following url. This happened previously awhile back, but ...
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Options after opening a phishing website on my android

Someone sent me a link in WhatsApp claiming I can get a chance to get two free Emirates plane tickets, at first I just thought of it as a hoax but I was curious at the same time so I opened the link ...
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Is it a Virus? : " HTMLViewer "

For one time in my live, I accidentally set the option "Always" (tick the box) when Android ask me the question "which application must be used to open this type of file?" Android suggested some ...
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My phone is making weird music when I am not touching it

My Moto G play just stared to do weird stuff, it started to play a really creepy music that I didn't even have on my phone. Google play music an Spotify (which are the two apps that I use for music) ...
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A pop-up was on my screen and said I had a virus!

I was searching up fun computer games to play when a message came up saying I have a virus and I should download this weird app and give it a lot of my personal information including phone number and ...
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Are there a way to scan Android smartphone from outside the phone?

My friend's phone got a virus that he can't open his lock screen(every time he wants to do that, it says try 60minutes later again!). So I am looking for a way like online virus scanner or any other ...
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Unknown file type containing a virus

I will try to keep the story as short as possible just so you can have a more clear view of what is my concern. While, I was browsing the Internet on my phone using the Chrome Browser App, I got a ...
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Remove preinstalled malicious software from smartphone

I bought a THL T9 Plus recently and get some preintalled apps on it, like YouTube. I thought, that this apps are original, because Google Play client recognised these too. My phone behaved strange in ...
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How to disable integrated Avast antivirus inside EMUI 5.0 (Android 7.0)?

I have the following phone: Honor 8; FRD-L09 Official website Information about integrated Avast antivirus inside EMUI 5.0 Picture with basic information: Picture with integrated Antivirus from ...
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How can I fix virus-infected USB flash drive using my Android (via USB otg)?

My USB flash drive was plugged into an infected PC, and now it contains viruses. Actually, that flash drive was filled with stuff I wanted to transfer to my Android. So I decided to use that flash ...
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How to remove app-malware-virus that's not visible in the app list

I downloaded an apk from this site that it was supposed to be a modified app for a game (Candy Crush Saga). Here you can find the download link. The problem is that not only the app doesn't do what ...
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Mount "/" andriod in pc for scan with av

I want a method for scan all andriod system from my pc with a antivirus, for example I've a backup with CMW, but the problem is that i need extract "tar" files and delete virus, then repack tar... Do ...
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How to get rid of annoying pop up ads?

When I connect the internet and open any app, a pop-up ad appears randomly. Ads are still showing, although I did factory reset the phone (all installed apps removed) as well. I also tried to remove ...
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How can I remove viruses?

My dad's phone got infected with a virus. The virus will auto enable the WIFI despite after disabling it for a few seconds. Factory restore doesn't work too, the virus came back. I have installed ...
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Can Factory Reset delete a virus?

In my Lenovo A536 phone a malicious app that is alarm controller and calendar service is unknowingly installed and it is creating a problem. I am not able to uninstall the app as it is automatically ...
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How do I get rid of two "viruses"?

Yesterday I was looking at a sight and a message on my screen popped up on the incognito page; An embedded page at s3.amazonaws.com says: MESSAGE! Congratulations Comcast Cable user, you have been ...
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I see repeated annoying pop-up messages claiming I have viruses. When I click "Remove Virus", I'm sent to the Google Play store. What should I do?

this pops up whenever I lock my phone and unlock it. How do i fix this? I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. When i click on 'remove virus now' it redirects me to a page on google play store which ...
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4 viruses on my phone?? Is this message legit?

I received a message on my phone that says, "Your browser is heavily damaged by (4) virus!" Right above that message it says Google & at the very top is www.cirplana.top. Is this legit? It says ...
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Ads page opening on browser startup

I'm getting incredible bored of this situation. 2 different friends phone got infected with some kind of ads-malware that open internet page at random while navigating with news, shopping and google ...
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"Warning - You only have to install a Great App to get your phone fully functioned." Keeps popping up

It looks like this same thing happened to a user 2 months ago, but I can not reply to that question: Suspicious popup and 'Yellow Booster' installation. This thing goes away for hours, so we ...
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How to remove Android/Trojan.Agent.gc infection?

My local brand phone running KitKat is infected.I've tried various removal tools but of no use. Malwarebytes detects it in /system/app/FileExplorer.apk but I am not able to uninstall it. How can I ...
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How do I know 360 Security antivirus app really works?

I have an Alcatel one touch fiercexl & 360 Security is the antivirus/cleaner app I have. I'm not entirely sure it even works like it says it should. Aft I use it & leave the app, and then go ...
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What's infected my Android device, and how do I remove it?

This story of images occasionally pops up on opening new links in Chrome. These links are for legitimate websites such as imgur and reddit. When it happens, I'm on mobile data. When I choose the tab, ...
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Android root sandbox?

On Windows I would use a sandbox to easily see file-changes made by shady programs to see how it would affect my system. What are easy methods (except decompiling and looking at the actual program ...
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I installed and executed this app which is a virus or malware now what to do?

I had this message pop up and unfortunately I installed and executed this app which is a virus or amalware now what to do ? Please see the photo here Of course I mean the app that came when I ...
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Possible .obb virus?

I have a strange problem. I've been searching for a possible solution for a long time, finding nothing, so here am I. So, I was trying to transfer an .obb file from the Pc into my Android phone ...
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Concerned I may have dropped Malware on my phone via a redirect to an advert?

In short I think I may have a slight chance of having dropped Malware on my phone via an infected ad (redirect was to rdr.harbwire). Am just keen to ascertain the risk given some of the things I have ...
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Blank Text Message from random number - is it a virus?

So I just got a blank text message from some number that I don't know. My worry is that this is some sort of intrusion attempt. My understanding is whenever I receive a text message, or a message ...
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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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Picked up a virus that self-installs apps on my phone

I thought that it's not possible for any virus-like app to self-install apps on a mobile phone. But this is happening in the case of my friend. And I have no idea how to help him. Namely, he has a ...
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