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Questions tagged [malware]

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

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How to remove a persistent malware that downloads unwanted apps?

Some months ago, I purchased an Azumi cell phone from an official store in a shopping mall in Mexico and subsequently discovered its firmware contains a ton of malware. The malware connects with a ...
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What kind of applications use internet on the background? [duplicate]

Viewed the list of applications that use Wi-FI and came across what is shown on the image below. What it is? Virus? Instead of Google I use F-Droid. Root is there, but only Total Commander and ...
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How to remove a persistent malware?

My Samsung Note 8 has gotten very weird lately. I get programs I never have installed, and when I try to reboot/reset my device with no backup they still come up after I'm finished with the reboot. I ...
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Vital signs of unfamiliar software are present in safe mode: TopBuzz in Galaxy Note8

In Device Maintenance system app on Samsung Galaxy Note8, there is a TopBuzz cache shown when caches are being cleaned. Also in the safe mode. It reappears as a cleanup item every few minutes together ...
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How to uninstall an app which restarts the phone when uninstalling it?

This app named Handwriting Fonts for Samsung, Oppo and HTC phones is acting like a malware. Whenever I try to uninstall it, my phone restarts (or probably reboots) and the app doesn't get uninstalled. ...
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How can I identify the cache if I see its name? One name is suspicious

If Device maintenance app is launched in Samsung S8, after pressing Clean Now button, storage cleanup briefly shows different apps, storage space of which is being cleaned: System cache OneNote ...
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malicious software runs on the background of android phone cannot see it - how to find and remove?

I know that a malicious malware / spyware has been installed on my galaxy s 3 phone and I constantly get the message to close apps not in use because they drain my battery. But I do not have anything ...
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How do I disinfect my device infected with a malware?

In the process of trying to resolve the infection, I kept hitting major, dangerous hurdles. I had a pretty good guess as to what had led to the infection, but hit hurdle after hurdle as I tried to ...
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Problems with the DNS Network part (or maybe virus/malware-related) on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Alcatel Vendor)

I've been experiencing some strange problems maybe that be related with the DNS Network part in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and could mention these two origins as the main likely sources of problems: • ...
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Audio file opened by itself?

This morning I woke up to the alarm on my phone, as I snoozed it I noticed that the Total Commander player had a notification open, with an audio file open but on hold. When I tapped on play I got ...
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Finding out what App causes unwanted new tabs in firefox on Android [duplicate]

Recently some app started opening new firefox tabs with the adress 'livemobilesearch.com'. I uninstalled the most recentently installed apps, but the problem still persists. I assume the pages get ...
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How to know what is causing a weird lock screen with ads to show up?

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 that just started displaying this as the lock screen. Sometimes, it displays my regular lock screen, but if I let my phone sit long enough, it will display this screen. It ...
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Is possible to invoke an Android API without declaring the related permissions but with root access?

While reversing some malware, I have realized that despite they use an exploit that gives them root access, such malware declares a lot of permissions in the manifest. Because (AFAIK) "normal" apps ...
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Detecting a Bad File

I have an LG STYLUS 3 phone and suspect that it may be remotely controlled or linked to another person. What do I look for to know whats up?
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How to remove a pharming bookmark on my andriod phone ?

A webpage with whatsapp logo automatically adds itself on the screen and upon clicking it , redircts to a webpagee which does not open on chrome On removing It gets installed again.. And sometimes ...
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How do I remove Trojan horse virus from my android smartphone?

There is a virus in my android phone named com.wgjvp.idck and I tried every possible solution to remove it but couldn't find any solution. What I did: I hard-reset(factory-reset) my phone twice but ...
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How to get rid of malware rootkit?

I wanted to root my tablet and installed a rootkit. Soon thereafter I realized that besides giving me root access, the rootkit was also uploading all my files and settings to some unknown place. To ...
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Popups with promotion

Sometimes, I'm getting popups on my Samsung S8 with promotions. Especially it is annoying during navigation with Google Maps. How to disable popups? How to know which application is responsible on ...
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How to remove adware popups from notifications in S8?

So I visited a torrent site (not sure if it's the cause 100% though) on my S8 last night & since then have been getting the popups shown in the screenshot. I downloaded & ran Malwarebytes, ...
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What is the scope of Google Play Protect's scanning?

Even though I don't recommend relying on it (because it is not very effective), I know quite a few people who only use Google Play Protect. Does Google Play Protect only scan apps installed via the ...
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What are the possible security issues when you're rooted? (not for apps but while browsing) [duplicate]

when flashing a good custom rom, will you have more security issues? in what way?? does this mean that lets say you had a pixel or a galaxy and you browsed a site with pornographic content or an ...
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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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What is the best practice to deal with suspected malware infections in Lineage/Android?

I have reason to believe that my Lineage OS (14.1-20180620 nightly build) may be infected with malware. How should I deal with this? Other questions recommend running Malwarebytes. A question asking ...
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How to stop Wi-Fi from using all my mobile data?

My phone all of a sudden is consuming huge amounts of mobile data ; apps usage report shows that 'Wi-fi' is causing this: from less than 500Mb per month is has consumed 2GB in a day , and it continues ...
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How to stop “keeps stopping” pop up

I've tried using malware detecting software, clearing app caches, and disabling notifications for most apps, but I still get this popping up every few seconds. I've tried searching, but I couldn't ...
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Samsung phone charges poorly, periodically

My Samsung S8+ has started having periods when it does not keep up 100% charging when connected and in simple editing usage. If I leave it idle it charges slowly and the "charger beep" occasionally ...
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Where are LineageOS nightlies compiled & Who has commit rights to the codebase?

A] Where are LineageOS nightlies compiled? 1) Are they compiled on maintainer's machines 2) On a project controlled build farm? 3) Pool of contributed (random) machines? B] Who has commit rights to ...
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Is there Malware on LineageOS that causes to receive SMS Spam

I never get SMS text spam on my phone. Installed Lineage OS on a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini phone. I installed TWRP and LOS both from official website (not various links on google or XDA). Installed F-...
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How to stop apps from self installing

I have a problem for quite some time now. An app called xeroxservice which does not have any icon except that of apps like Google framework etc keeps downloading and installing itself without ...
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How can I remove com.android.service, launcher3, Medias and Shell?

I own a cheap Chinese android phone which I use for my everyday tasks and I am having issues with what I understand is malware. Frequently, Google Play informs me to Disable harmful app "com....
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What's this file libAppDataSearchExt_armeabi_v7a.v7.so downloaded from *.gvt1.com on my device?

I was checking the traffic of my Android 5.1 tablet, and I've found that some files are downloaded discretely like this one: GET /edgedl/android/appdatasearch/libAppDataSearchExt_armeabi_v7a.v7.so ...
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cannot disable OEM app

My new Jasper phone has a persistent app from the original manufacture which keeps popping up. Without rooting the phone, how can I disable or remove this app? Dragging it to "remove" doesn't ...
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How can I remove adware that I can't uninstall, without resetting my phone?

My device has Android 7.0. I believe my device is affected with some malware. Symptoms: Pop up ads in the middle of the screen. When I click on the close button, it starts downloading random apps. ...
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Androidrbx and Swak News

I have an BLU Advance 5, and of course I already have the same problem than other users have around the Androidrbx and Swak News. I still have no answer about how to stop vicious routine of ...
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Persistent malware despite factory resets

I'd love your thoughts on this. Several months ago I mistakenly clicked a popup on a website, and since then have been getting intermittant popups says "your sim card is infected...etc" and it tries ...
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The application tag in android manifest XML file

Today I downloaded a fun app named Rubika and extracted its apk file in android studio and noticed a very strange part in its android manifest. <application android:theme="@ref/0x7f110170" ...
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Virus keeps downloading “Female for Portuguese” TTS file while hijacking Chrome

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini [SCH-I435] OS: Android 4.4.2 Problem: When I try to open my browser (Chrome) it auto redirects to us.councilors425qd.top/.... and starts auto downloading "Female for ...
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I have a weather window that keeps popping up

I have a weather window that keeps popping up. It occurs randomly & wants permission to install. Problem is, it looks me out of doing anything but installing. Only way to not install is restart ...
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Is this malware behavior ?Q memo+keeps asking me to grant permission to wri

My metro pcs LG stylo 2 plus' andriod system 7.0 system app(q memo plus and pen settings) keeps asking me to grant a permission request(to draw over other apps)-pen setting-& Q-memo plus,keeps ...
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I want to deinstall News Republic from my HTC U Ultra, how can I do that?

I have one HTC U Ultra that has News Republic installed. I want to disable the push notifications or deinstall this program. How can I do that? On another HTC U Ultra the program is not installed so ...
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Is the application com.jle.ini malware?

Way this app was downloaded automatically in my Android System? This app uses my data. I unninstall it and automatically reinstalls.
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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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Why is my android phone portscanning my PC?

I have bitdefender whining about my PC being portscanned. The logs show that it is coming from my android phone (which has static address). Is that normal? How can i figure out the app that is doing ...
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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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How to close a malware tab in chrome?

A webpage got redirected to a "virus alert" malware page and I can't close it. Deleted the cache, both the general tablet cache as well as the chrome cache, deleted the "unimportant data", did "...
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BLU Advance 5.0 HD: Unknown apps source: androidrbx, mfn, swak news

On my year-old BLU Advance 5.0 HD phone (running Android 6.0), I recently had a few suspicious incidents where the Audio Profile seemed to have changed from Meeting to Normal on its own, and once ...
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Is my Verizon tablet affected by spectre/meltdown?

i have an old Verizon tablet (ellipses 7) and i was wondering if it's included in the specter/meltdown CPU bugs that are going around and if there is anyway to update my software to protect it?
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Galaxy note 4 help [duplicate]

I asked this question before and the old thread never had any good answers. I have a used Samsung galaxy note 4 and want to make sure it is clean of spy apps or malware. I read spy apps can survive ...
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Flashing ROM on a used Samsung Note 4 [duplicate]

I have a used note 4 and want to make sure there is no spyware or malware on it. I know some can survive a factory reset. Somebody told me to flash a rom and recovery image but not how to do this. I ...