Questions tagged [malware]

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

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Apps offering free data or money based on using and sharing

I have been hearing about some android apps which give you free money or data by installing, using and sharing. Many of my friends have been asking me to install such apps so-that they get benefits of ...
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How can I know if the rooting files have malware?

I'm learning about how cellphone rooting works. Every procedure I've seen this far asks you to install a series of files that you download from random websites. Is it possible to know for sure that ...
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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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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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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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How to know what triggered an apk installation

I have been trying to solve a malware problem for the past couple days in a certain chinese phone (Android system version=6.0), the problem I am facing is that a malware keeps being reinstalled even ...
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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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How to stop “Make your phone more social” prompts?

Alcatel One Touch 983, firmware version 2.3.7. I am frequently interrupted with a black screen displaying this prompt: Make your phone more social Authorize the synchronizing which will make ...
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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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How to get rid of a malware app “Chromes”?

A few days ago I noticed a new app on my phone. It's called Chromes and it has a logo really similar to Chrome's logo. It was detected as Malware by my antivirus at first, but after a few hours I got ...
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Skype sent messages I didn't send

On my laptop, I played a video on YouTube. In the morning I looked on my Android phone and discovered that the video had been sent, in Skype, to about six of my contacts. I'm not sure if the sending ...
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Trojan & Malware removal

I have a Samsung Grand neo I9060, in which I recently downloaded an app from the web only for it to install malware and trojan in it. Each time the data connection is on or I'm connected to a wi-fi ...
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Suspicious popup and 'Yellow Booster' installation

A pop-up appeared on my phone stating: Warning You only have to install a Great App to get your phone fully functioned. The only option I am given is "Confirm."I accidentally hit the confirm ...
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Malware application trying to override system application

My device (Symphony W69Q; running Android 4.4.2) recently encountered an annoying problem. It's UI began to turn off & restart continuously. I also some unwanted apps running in background and ...
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Help! 25 unkown apps messing with my phone

These apps keep showing up in my data usage screen. I have no idea what they are or where they came from. There are 25 of them by the way. All they seem to do is use up data and interfere with my ...
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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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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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Malware has corrupted SD card

I have android phone with SD card. Malware has moved all files to other folder. Then I copied it to previous place. But now it doesn't show applications placed in menu. It shows it in settings. What ...
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Battery Popup at 25% english with system in spanish. Possible malware?

First of all, I know this question is duplicated, (this is the original question: Battery Popup at 25% ) but I can't comment or add any reply and I have some information that could be useful to ...
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Reformat / reset an unrooted phone and wipe /system

I'd like to reformat / reset my verizon Samsung S4 (SCH-I545, baseband **OF1, Android 5.0.1). After doing a number of tests and experimentation, I believe that there is a malicious binary sitting in /...
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Factory reset did not remove malware problem on my ZTE zmax blade. What do I do at this point?

Surveillanceware or a worm of some sort has highjacked my Android and Facebook and email accounts. I'm unable to scan with my premium plus lookout account because the virus has disabled lookout and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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WTF! How can a adware get installed inside system level folder on a non-rooted phone?

I dont know how could this happen.The phone started popping ads randomly everywhere.I ran malwarebytes and found a RockClient.apk installed on my phone in the system level.There was another Dropper ...
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How to detect spy software like flexispy, mspy, phonesheriff?

I don't want to factory reset my phone nor do I want to reflash Lineage OS ROM. I just want to check for a possible trace of spy software like flexispy, mspy, phonesheriff, ikeymonitor thetruthspy, ...
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Unwanted Apps (Maybe malware) downloaded and installed on Android device

Off late, I have been observing some unwanted apps getting downloaded and installed on my Android device without my knowledge. Upon noticing I uninstalled those apps. However, the next time I switch ...
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Can't mount /system as RW

I own an old Motorola XT910 that has several malwares, so I'm trying to delete them from the /system/app folder (since they're set as system apps), but when I try to mount the system as read-write, ...
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unknown sources turns back on about every 24 hours

I'm having to turn off unknown sources everyday. I'm on 5.1. Not rooted. Never installed anything except from app store. Eset Av says phone clean. Root checker says not rooted. Had phone from new. ...
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How to detect a malicious USB charger?

My phone is rooted and has USB debugging enabled, because I do some development on it. In a moment of pre-caffeinated mental weakness, I plugged it into a cheap Chinese power bank. The phone ...
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Is there any android apk or process info library website/database?

I have a virus on Micromax canvas A104 and is on deep system(with root privilege) level. I tried removing it on safe mode, resetting the phone etc. I rooted my canvas a104 rooted to find the virus ...
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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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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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.ini file automatically downloaded, malware?

My phone is LG G2 (D802). My phone downloaded a .ini file which is currently located under Downloads > sav_amd_dir > md.ini. The download happened automatically in the background while I was ...
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Potential Android virus removal and best practices

I was browsing the web and I ended up on a site with one of those pop ups that plagued my browser window with "Your device is infected, please go to insert dodgy link to remove malware" type messages. ...
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How to check that an Android device isn't being used in a botnet / sending spam emails?

I've discovered that my home network IP address has ended up on several blacklists after spam traps received emails from this IP address. I've tested the one PC that uses this network, and it seems to ...
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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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Random file downloaded but can't locate

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini running Android 4.4.2. I was browsing the internet (yahoo site) using the most recent update of Dolphin browser (which, was not able to load the webpage). During this ...
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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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Scanning Android for malwares without start via a computer

I would like to scan my smart phone (Android ) without launching it like a rescue disk scanning Windows without launching Microsoft Windows.I know malwares working in Windows are different from ...
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Find the file referred to by a home screen icon

I have an icon in my home screen that I haven't installed and looks like malware (Logo of O2, which is not my network, with the name "Priority". I opened it once and it showed commercials). Last ...
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Why has my phone locked me out?

I would add photos of what it says but it won't let me. It's telling me that I have illegal content on my phone yet I don't to my knowledge, and I can leave the screen that it is locked on to check. ...
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Google Play Store is showing “top developer” sign randomly and wrong. Why?

I was trying to search for podcast apps. When the apps are listed, some of them have "top developer" sign (blue diamond), and when I select one app and go into it and come back to search results again,...