Questions tagged [malware]

For questions regarding viruses, trojan horses, spyware, and other malicious software, especially in removing or preventing it.

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Is there a known way to detect and remove malware from a rooted Android 7.0?

I worry I might have viruses, malware, keyloggers, backdoor...etc. on my phone and need something powerful to scan my phone. Perhaps something popular and commonly agreed upon in the power user ...
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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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How might I back up, copy, export, etc. Pale Moon bookmarks on encrypted HD without using PM Sync?

I'm pretty sure my phone has a virus. I DLed a copy of Bejeweled 2 last November and ran it on VirusTotal (old browsers) and one service flagged it with a Trojan, IIRC, so I never installed it, but ...
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I connected my phone with usb debugging to an infected computer

I have a computer that used to have malware. During the time it had malware, I connected my phone to it with usb debugging (was unaware of the malware). I have no signs of malware but I'm still ...
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Can an ADB backdoor persist after factory reset

Recently I started playing with automations in my Android device. Specifically, I used Automate, Tasker and MacroDroid. I also downloaded some Tasker plugins, and some ADB connectors for these apps. A ...
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Malware propgating through usb debugging

Summary: Computer probably had malware. Didn't know. Connected phone to use as midi. Could have turned on usb debugging or usb tethering to see if that helped without knowing what it does as I was an ...
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Is this potential malware?

did a factory reset on my phone late last month and noticed a strange app/process in data usage the last few days titled "com.sec.mimage.uid.retouching:10076", low filesize but enough to ...
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Hidden folder named '.393857' of unknown origin

I discovered a folder in the internal storage of an Android 11 device (Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra): /Internal storage/.393857 Within it, there's a single file called temp_wave The file contains one ...
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Can any virus be removed easily on non-rooted phones?

I know that all android devices are hackable whether they are rooted or not. I have general idea of protecting an android phone (or staying safe with android device) from any viruses. What I want to ...
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My phone starts downloading an app which is named 'Google Play' but is not the actual google play

My phone starts downloading an app which is named 'Google Play' when I press it's dialogue for a second it shows 'Download Manager' as the app which is downloading it. But I don't have any download ...
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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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Inspecting firmware integrity on Android

How do I inspect the integrity of the firmware on my Android device? For instance, if a Remote Access Trojan is present, what steps should I take to detect and remove them?
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Mysterious grey rectangles on notification panel

Got a new Nokia 5.4 that has just recently been updated to Android 11 with no 3rd-party apps installed except Kaspersky. However, I've been noticing a rather strange behaviour where there seems to be ...
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How to test scan check MULTIPLE BULK apk app installers for spyware malfunction malware coding

Question How to test scan check MULTIPLE BULK apk app installers for spyware malfunction malware coding I am installing r&d with advertising 300-400 video apps to test and try and check which are ...
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"Unable to get VPN permissions, you may need to reboot device and try again"

On my Play Store-included Chinese Android phone (Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC), I recently encountered an issue where I had to re-accept permissions for all of my apps. My VPN app failed, and I began getting ...
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Doogee S88 pro Malware + install custom rom

I purchased the Doogee s88 Pro a year ago, and it is the perfect phone for my rugged lifestyle, except of the uncertainty of them installing malware / adware in their devices. I'm trying to install a ...
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Inexplicable possible automated event

I'd like to understand the cause of this: I put the smartphone on airplane mode After some hours I turn off the airplane mode, and activate internet connection Suddenly, after having lowered the ...
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How can I check if my Android device is infected with Pegasus Spyware?

I am referring to this Spyware which as been on the news lately: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus_(spyware) How can I check an Android device for it? I would prefer step-by-step instructions, ...
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How to determine exact package/application which cause undetected traffic consumption (only UID are known)

The situation Some time ago I am started to locate data traffic leakage by the some packages, which listed in traffic listings as a numeric UID (five digits long). In both selection - by the cellular ...
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Downloaded a phising application, what steps should I take next?

My dad accidentally downloaded a fishy DHL tracking application. The application was downloaded through a SMS he received. I immediately noticed that the application wasn't accessible through the apps ...
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Name and type of virus on Android which is attacking file system and storage drives

There's a virus on my Android phone which is attacking the file systems and storage drives attached to my device. I need help identifying the virus, so that I may further my research and come up with ...
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File modification remotely

I am working on a project which requires the capabilities of remotely modifying files in android. Is there any way to do that? In fact, any malware with a similar goal will also suffice?
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How to remove or find details about malicious "unknown" app that causes suspicious DNS requests

Using RethinkDNS firewall, I observe suspicious requests for the router IP 192.168.2.1 that is labelled by RethinkDNS as comming from an "Unknown" app (whereas RethinkDNS displays the proper ...
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What's the best way to protect my rooted Android 7 from malware and hacking?

Considering I have to use cellular data and being not connected to the internet is not an option, what measures can I take or tools I can use to keep myself protected from prying eyes? My first step ...
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What is the application PlayAutoInstalls

I just updated my device (Xiaomi Mi Lite 10) and found an app with a name that concerned me. The app name is "PlayAutoInstalls", seems a system app that I never used or installed, but I can'...
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Suspicious link on android

I accidentaly clicked on http://127.0.0.1:5555 this link on my android phone what should i do? i don't know anything about coding so please write with simple words to me
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Which files do malware reside in after visiting a malicious site

I've been really on edge about accidently visiting a malicious site in the the past month, so please excuse how badly explained this question may be. About twenty minutes ago I was visiting a site to ...
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Finding which process writing to storage

I suspect my phone being infected by malware. Every now and then, there's a folder named LSF_PUSH in internal storage, containing APK from app called SnackVideo and other random pictures from its ...
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Finding and removing Android adware that opens Chrome tabs when unlocking the lockscreen

I'm battling an adware on multiple Android devices which none of the Malware removal tools I tried (Kaspersky, Avast, and Norton IIRC) can find. Behaviour While the phone is locked, new Chrome tabs (...
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Worried about possible malware

I'm hoping someone can help me here. Yesterday I was doing some research for an essay when I clicked a website (very dumb of me, who never clicks suspicious websites or links) that redirected me. I ...
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Is it possible for a phone to still be compromised/infected by malware or spyware even after a factory reset?

If yes then how can one ensure that its %100 wiped clean? Android 7 | rooted EDIT: Same question but how about when rom is flashed ?
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Why does my phone battery die at 0% then it has more battery when I turn it on again?

So after dying at 0% when I turn it on again, it can have more battery like 26%. Why does this happen? Does this mean my phone has a virus?
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How to get rid of spying app (rooted)

My android phone is installed with spyware (spying app). This can be a breach for my business leaking out passwords. How to clean wipe android OS and freshly install Android OS again cleanly. My ...
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Why do I see a screenshot of something that I was doing in the background on my smartphone?

When I take a screenshot it does not appear on it, it is like seeing through a drawn glass, It can only be seen from the outside, it's hard to explain. Is it some kind of malware? The screenshot looks ...
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Why am I getting Google Drive notifications about strangers' documents?

Screenshot: Is this just a new form of spam or phishing technique, basically betting that I'll click on the notification and look at the document? I haven't looked at any of them yet, but it seems ...
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So, I have an app called "ww_easteur001", never installed it, and it behaves... weird I would say. Need help with it

So, I never installed this app, it just appeared at some point on my phone. I didn't do anything at first, thought it was something related to android because it has an android icon. The problem is ...
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What are the chances of a malware being persistent if I dd to write system.img and userdata.img from twrp

If I had a malware on my phone, say malware like xhelper, or strandhogg or something even critical than that, what are the chances of it being persistent even after using dd to write the system.img ...
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Is mtk-su safe? Is it actually temporary?

mtk-su which helps mediatek mtk-65** based phone owners to basically gain a "temporary" root. My question is, if it was actually temporary as it claims, and if it actually doesn't persist ...
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Suspected malware on stock apps in a Mediatek mtk65* based phone

I have an old(2016) Mediatek mtk6580 chipset phone(non rooted/stock). Couple days back, I downloaded an app called "Apk extractor" from play store, and extracted the system apps to the ...
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Is this "app" malicious or is it a bug? [duplicate]

I was examining my battery usage and noticed this: I don't know what this "-5" app is supposed to be. Could it be malicious or is it just a bug? I own an OnePlus 6 with Android 10 (OxygenOS ...
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IP blacklisted - unusual traffic - possible malware?

Over the past month I've had about 5 or so occasions where Google force me to do a capture on a normal search, saying that there is unusual traffic from my device. Recently, past few days, I've had a ...
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how to identify on command line terminal emulator apps and packages that have active network connections [duplicate]

I tried this using an app and I am able to identify most apps and their network connections however there are certain apps listed as '?' so apparently it is not able to identify a package name I ...
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Does cell service provider has ability to display ads over other apps?

I came to realize that in rare occasions when using the Android phone, Cell service provider (Mobile Network provider) shows some popup advertisements. Regardless of the app, screen I was in it always ...
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How do I identify and remove this spammy malware "Suggestion" app?

Recently these spam ads have started showing up on my phone from an app calling itself "Suggestions". I never installed this thing itself and I don't see it on the apps list. It runs ...
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a sketchy person has my phone for half an hour. what should i look for? [closed]

Summary: what sketchy things, could someone do if they get your phone for half an hour. And could you do to find it out and protect yourself. Luckily, nothing happened for me.
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High battery usage (no wifi no apps no wireless)?

I've noticed that I lose about 20% battery each hour while my phone is unattended and offline. I check the battery settings and find that no apps are running. The phone is rooted, and I'm wondering ...
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Is there risk of bricking in attempting to install a custom recovery on adevice that has been compromised and has sstem level malware apps on it?

My phone has been compromised and has malware system apps that have persisted after factory reset. I'd like to install a custom recovery so that I can at least get it back to functional if I brick it ...
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Is Google Voice susceptible to hacking like regular MMS or Whatsapp messages?

I have been using Google voice in a public facing way so as to reduce the chance of receiving malware messages over SMS/MMS or Whatsapp. But is it just as susceptible for someone to be able to sneak ...
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Automatic downloads

I've noticed in several occasions that on mobile browsers (I suppose it happens also on desktop ones) downloads can be forced without user consent. I've studied the matter and I've learnt that this is ...
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Will this Remove a Permission from an App?

So I downloaded an app from the web today, but it had some permissions I was uncomfortable with granting. So, I used APKTool to decompile the APK, removed the suspicious permission from the manifest, ...

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