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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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“Monkey Test” app is always downloaded every time I am online [duplicate]

My phone keeps downloading apps like "Cash Yourself", "Monkey Test" and many more. I have tried to stop and clear data, but every time I am online they were download again. How can I stop this?
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How to track down an app that shows ads on smartphone screen?

I have a problem with malware apps. Looks like some app called "Native" installed itself, and created a shortcut for itself, all without my permission. After that happened, I have pop-up ads every ...
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How to find and remove malware from some chinese smartphones?

I am planning to buy a chinese smartphone. However, I've read that some come with extensive spyware straight from the factory. Will I be able to detect such malware (Android.Trojan.Uupay.D and the ...
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How to remove monkey test and time service? [duplicate]

I am using a Micromax Canvas A116. It's not a rooted phone. I've done a factory-reset, but still malware app existing. How to remove monkey test, time service in mobile phone? And everytime phone gets ...
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How to delete a file (e.g. malware app) that cannot be even removed with root access?

I have root access in my device, but there is a malware in /system/app/ that I can't delete. This malware installs TimeService, MonkeyTest, and also some other apps like DR battery and privacy guard, ...
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Remove “ad-type.google.com” adware in any Android device browser

ad-type.google.com is appearing regularly whenever I access the web through Chrome. It's a new adware and there are no solutions available other than Go to system Settings > Applications > Chrome >...
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Lan local ip address of Android phone is constantly changing?

I believe I am a victim of malware on my phone. I have already flashed a new ROM and reset my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone many times. Using a network logging app and a "network connections" app shows me ...
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What is ProwlerAgent?

Like the asker of this SO question, I'm receiving crash reports that mention something called ProwlerAgent. Whatever ProwlerAgent is, it appears to have insinuated itself into my app's classpath: ...
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Directory named with random characters automatically (re)created in SD card? Could this be a malware?

Lately, I've seen that a directory with what seems to be a random name (like Z0tQWDVmQmoyRUxVSWdBU2pwNzAxMzc1Mw) is present in the local storage (/sdcard) of my Samsung Galaxy S5. When I delete it, ...
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Tapping Back button for closing Chrome always redirects to the same website

Every time I want to close chrome with the back button I am redirected to same website. I want to get rid of this website but i cannot. I cleared the browser history but the website keeps reappearing ...
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Is Applock by Gizmoquip safe? [closed]

I tried to install an app on my tablet called Applock, by a developer called Gizmoquip (I think there are a few apps with that by different developers). AVG came up with a message saying it will ...
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How to remove spywares from factory reset list?

I have a lenovo phone with Android in it. The phone is so infected by auto installed apps for the past few weeks that I've decided to do a factory reset. However, the factory reset happen to reinstall ...
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Why are Clean Master, Daily Racing, DU Booster, MP3 Downloader, SnapTube and TouchPal installing themselves?

One day I found myself having some weird apps in my phone I didn't remember installing. After uninstalling them, they appeared again after after some time. These apps are: Clean Master Daily Racing ...
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Android browser redirecting malware sites

I was redirected to appsliu, onclickads and some other sites which were reffered as malware when I was surfing the internet using android browserd on my Xperia Z1. I tried clearing data along with ...
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Is “Preferred Activity Setter” a malware?

I have noticed I have Preferred Activity Setter after the most recent update of Google Play Services, and it has been wreaking havoc on my Samsung Galaxy prevail LTE on my stock browser called "...
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What are the possible reactions of clicking an ad inside an app?

From famous and "trusted" android apps to not so famous and "risky" apps: What actions can be triggered by clicking on an advertisement inside the application ? Could just that click install a virus ...
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How to stop my Android device from being spammed in the browser as well as in the application?

Recently I have downloaded two games: Deer Hunter PreHistoric Worm But after that I have my browser which keeps redirecting me to http://ad.adsmatte.com It is happening every time I load the page – ...
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Removing redirect link malware

I have Xiaomi Mi3 and it's not rooted. Every time I open a web page, both on mobile data and WiFi, and even with different browsers, I get redirected to other pages with ads and pages like this: http:...
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How to remove spy-ware and how to turn off GPS-Tracking? [closed]

Someone installed spy-ware and is also tracking my GPS. I can tell because when I open navigator the location is not where I am. I have driven to the location and someone is sitting in their car. ...
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Possible Virus?

This message keeps appearing on my phone. There are misspelled words, and my coworker who has the same phone has never had this issue.
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What should I do about this pop up on my android device?

Any ideas what this is? It keeps popping up randomly on my device. I can be completely ignoring my browser, and going through my gallery and apps and it pops up. Click image for larger version
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What is kcjlogger on Kyocera phones?

I have a Kyocera Hydro. There is a directory on the phone kcjlogger. It sounds suspicious. Does anyone know what it is or how I can investigate to find out? I was unable to find any answers searching. ...
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A Windows PC software is pushing its app onto my android devices. How can I avoid it?

This weekend I installed a popular Windows antivirus in my PC laptop. The installer offered the android app, and I denied it. Nonetheless, a couple hours later all my android devices had the ...
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Does retrieving backup from SD card retrieve malware & virus, too?

I think I read in other questions here that you can reset your phone to factory setting to get rid of most bad stuff ordinary people can secretly put on your phone such as spy apps, malware, virus etc....
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SMS sent automatically with message “HouslistacZ GMAIL” to unknown number

My phone has been sending the following message automatically about once a week since I bought it 1 year ago. As far as I see, there is no scheduled time for sending this message and the message ...
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Malware on LG G3 redirecting all browsers

More or less two or three weeks ago strange pop ups came up on my PC. Antivirus detected ga.js as virus. I thought it was a false positive. Then I've found that the thing somehow jumped on my phone. ...
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“Lucky try” & “Recommended” shortcuts being created automatically on the homecreen [duplicate]

I had installed xmod games apk. Then I had opened it. It showed me some 5 apps like advertisement. I had touched the app called "super flash light". After that, I am getting shortcuts in my home ...
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“Lucky try” & “Recommended” shortcuts always appear on homescreen, how to remove it?

I am getting shortcuts in my home screen. I try to delete it, but it is appearing once again. Shortcuts names: Lucky try, Recommended.
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Malware adding code to ga.js opens up random ads/websites?

A friend of mine just handed me his tablet saying that everytime he open a webpage the browser redirects to several advertisement page (or, it "adds" advertisements on the page). This happens both on ...
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How to do a factory reset when recovery mode, usb debugging and factory reset don't work?

I have a device called "EXEQ SET": http://www.exeq.ru/produkcija/pristavki/os-android/set.html It runs Android 4.1.1. It is spitting out errors like this every other second, making the device almost ...
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How do I do the emergency turn off Android device with embedded battery?

Imagine your device is hacked and you want to turn it off now (because of it is using network in bad manner), but the rootkit blocked all functions. How do I forcibly turn off the device? I've tried ...
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Ads popping up in front of other apps

Hi I have a Galaxy S4 on Verizon. I,ve been getting ads popping up in front of various applications like messages, browser, email and a couple others. What's the first thing I should look for to ...
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Why Everything has exchanged places on my android Interface? [duplicate]

Well, I don't know how but today suddenly my first (and new) android phone (Moto E) got "sick" and everything on both the sides of the interface switched places. It is like reflection about vertical ...
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Is this notification that keeps coming up on my phone a virus?

This notification keeps coming up, and i'm not sure if it's real or a virus, or how to stop it coming up. It says 'Android system warning! Google has found serious bugs in your Battery Module!Click on ...
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Can't get rid of an Adfoc.us redirect virus

My Android seems to be infected with a very nasty virus. Sometimes when I open links to totally safe pages (like stackoverflow) from my mobile I got redirected to a page called adfoc.us (adfoc.us/...
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How to root the HTC Desire 300 (also known as Zara Mini)

Okay please forgive me if this has already been answered, I've read a few questions on here but I still don't understand. Firstly, I'm not a "techie" or anything like that, so some of the really ...
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Adcash malware removal process, tool

When I am online, I get always when I unlock the screen a browser popup with a specified address: adcash.com/... It is just a blank page, but very annoying. I have tried all the Play offers and highly ...
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An unknown app called 10102 shows up in Data Usage graph

A mysterious app named "10102" shows up in my data usage. It bears only the standard Android app icon (the Bugdroid logo with a cube on its torso). From what the graph tell me, it has used 36 ...
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Root in Android is connecting to SoftLayer Technologies!

I was reviewing what programs are connecting to the internet on my Android Nexus 5, and I saw that Root had already disconnected from the connection to SoftLayer Technologies, inc (IP 108.168.176.245 ...
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What is this folder named “d1o1m0o7b1i1le”? Is it a virus?

I found a directory on the SD card of my Nexus 5 called .d1o1m0o7b1i1le that definitely wasn't there last week. It contains a directory called dont_remove, which contains a bunch more directories with ...
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Android device beginning to go out of control when I reboot it

Sometime back I had connected my Android mobile HTC Explorer to a compromised system. It has been about one year since then. Sometimes my phone tends to react in strange ways. Sometimes(once or twice)...
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“Brendon's url” and Chinese apps on home screen. Is it a virus? How do I fix it?

My tab was charging when I noticed there were notifications in Chinese and unknown home screen shortcuts created. Some were named "Brendon's URL" and the others were in Chinese. The notifications were ...
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Can I use XPrivacy as an Antivirus?

I am using XPrivacy + Xposed Framework. is it safe to consider that malware can be controlled thank to Xprivacy?
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Is the analog clock widget somehow tied into the unlock screen?

I've encountered something bizarre on my phone which I think is just an innocent side effect, but I wanted to make sure that it wasn't indicative of something malicious. From time to time, right ...
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How do Antivirus for Android detects a Malware application?

While researching about malware analysis for Android, I found that there are few applications that were removed from the Google Play Store because they were found to be malware. I guess Android ...
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How to prevent tracking or hacking of a used phone

The used phone's IMEI is clean, so it's not stolen. Looks like its seller did a factory-reset before selling it. But how do I make sure that it doesn't have any malware or backdoors, and that its ...
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Hacked and left with messed up internal file system

My Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint was hacked a couple of weeks ago. This happened after all of our laptops were hacked as well. I have strong evidence to support all are now hosting botnets. I THINK I ...
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How to get rid of ad-ware

I've recently installed some games from Google Play Store. Then I uninstalled them all using application manager. The problem is now an advertisement popup appears now and then which stays on top for ...
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Does Android's implementation of SELinux's MAC inhibit apps with root privileges from accessing other app's data?

Starting with Android 4.4, SELinux's MAC is enforced. Does this mean that if an app somehow can get installed and exploit the kernel to get root privileges, that MAC will still prevent that app with ...
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Why do I sometimes get requests for root access from unusual applications?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running a rooted stock firmware, Occasionally I get a popup from my superuser application saying that an application that I did not specifically install or launch has ...