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

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Debugging Firefox on Android

I had the following: on Firefox on Android, some links in a facebook post behaved this way: I got a pop-up window that there's no Internet and I should try again, and then the following screen ...
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Verizon Software Keeps Re-Installing itself

i have a Pixel 4XL, baseband version g8150-00123-220402-B-8399852 i think its American , but i have installed the Australian Firmware on the device , after a Factory Reset , and installation of ...
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Malware (?) that opens apps, windows and uses random features. Can't figure out what is going on

So, for a couple months this phone has been doing weird things at random intervals. Scrolling through photos, entering Whatsapp and clicking all the tabs and profile photos, making calls to random ...
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I keep seeing a popup in Android: "Install now to control when your device updates" - is my phone compromised?

I am seeing this occasionally over more than one app (In this image, it is appearing over my calendar app). It appears without any prompting action on my part, which makes me suspicious. Furthermore, ...
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If an android device's bootloader has been unlocked before and the bootloader tampered with, can you use adb to check if it was unlocked?

If an android device's bootloader has been unlocked before and the bootloader has been modified, does using adb in a Linux terminal show you that the bootloader was unlocked before by giving the ...
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Can a hacker unlock the bootloader of an android device remotely?

Is it true that you can not unlock the bootloader of an android device remotely and the only way you can infect the firmware or bootloader is to have physical access to the device. What about rooting? ...
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If I open a suspicious mp3 or mp4 file on my phone would I be safe if it doesn't install anything?

I have read that .mp3 and .mp4 files can be infected with malware among others. But if open such a file on my phone would I be safe if it doesn't prompt me to install anything? If I open an mp3 or mp4 ...
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Three different APK file sizes for the same version/build app?

I'm getting three different APK file sizes for supposedly the same version/build app: Version 1 from Evozi: 22.485.694 bytes Version 2 from Apkpure: 22.766.408 bytes Version 3 from Aptoide: 18.641....
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How to verify Samsung/Android firmware files - has Samsung published MD5/SHA256 hashes?

I've soft-bricked my Samsung Galaxy A40FN running Android 9.0 Pie while attempting to disable bloatware via ADB and I'm currently searching for a solution to recover my data and get the system back ...
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"Android Keychain" pop-up .... malware?

I have noticed a system screen pop-up a couple times now. It reads "Android Keychain". The pop-up appears for only a fraction of a second. The second time it happened I had just opened a web ...
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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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popup ads in android

I am getting video ads for installing apps on my android. Usually, these types of ads are pushed when an application is open but for me these are coming when I am not doing anything on the home screen ...
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How to fix hijacked audio?

I probably got a virus in my Samsung Galaxy A21s and iPhone 7 because I receive modified audio when I try to listen to audio or video via social media such as YouTube or Facebook. It's some sort of ...
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Why is the Mobile Hotspot turning on by itself? What are those "Phones" connecting to it?

We had a Samsung Galaxy A5 phone that developed a strange behaviour recently. Suddenly the "Mobile Hotspot" feature would turn on, and it would list a device connecting to it. Once there was ...
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Are these random UID applications spywares?

It's been a year since I am ignoring all these Applications using my data and battery. At first, I thought they could be apps that I uninstalled a while ago. But, no, every third day they were showing ...
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Weird files inside the root folder

I previewed (not downloaded) by mistake today a malicious pdf on Gmail app with Adobe Reader app, and I already inspected the phone for malware, uninstalled Adobe Reader app in case it was exploited, ...
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Unknown "Beta" blank app in multitasking view. What is it?

On my Pixel 6 I often see a blank activity titled "Beta" in my multitasking view. Clicking on it doesn't open any app. I have googled the issue but couldn't find any results. I'm worried ...
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How to find hidden malware on Android?

Today, while watching a YouTube video on my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, the left half of the video portion was covered with a pinkish/orangish screen with the words "MICROWAVE SPY CAMERA 1.XXXX&...
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What is this weird app on the homescreen of ColorOS 11? Is this a malware?

My device is an Oppo F11 Pro that I bought in 2019 and it has ColorOS 11.1 / Android 11. Recently, this weird app popped out on my phone. I tried to remove it, but when I tap on it, it says that it ...
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What is this unknown app on Oppo running Android 11? [duplicate]

This app just popped up on my Oppo A74 running Android version 11 and I can't open it, and it doesn't have a name. I haven't downloaded anything today, and this app only came a few hours ago, so ...
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Is there some kind of malware or bug that effects call history with random characters?

My friends phone recently started displaying random characters instead of phone numbers in the call history. The numbers are real people that she talks to to but are not saved as contacts. Contacts ...
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A malicious file keeps appearing on my phone even if I have formatted it (1_unit_15x15_3_goldenFmt)

Some days ago, a keylogger was put in my phone by a hacker, and my phone got infected. After having formatted the phone, there is a file that keeps appearing on my phone and has not been deleted. The ...
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Malwarebytes is asking permission to draw over other apps for permission to show remediation instructions. Is this permission ok?

I have random ads and connection error spam popping up on my android. So I downloaded malwarebytes and ran the program. It says a I have 1 critical and 2 non critical issues and it asking permission ...
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Weird behavior after disabling app on Android phone

I recently disabled ANT Radio service and app. They were system applications and services that I did not use supposedly. After disabling it, the system signed out my chrome accounts. I wanted to know ...
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Is there a way to have apps ask permission/warning first before opening links?

I have to use several apps that are extremely trigger-happy about hiding links in empty spaces to force the user to "click" on them without intent. I know some apps have a dialog box ...
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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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"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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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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