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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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My Acer Z160 has a weird problem with flashing and reset

my friend's phone had an error on his phone(Acer z160 not rooted), all the applications crash at start-up. It came to my mind that I had to do a factory reset via stock recovery. After the reset, I ...
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Remove ransomware-like malware

I downloaded android-6-marshmallow.apk from (Warning, ransomware fake malware! Do not install!) It was a fake application and I couldn't delete that because of the screen below, and I can't go pass ...
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Android app identifier?

Is there such a thing as a searchable database or a website anywhere online where someone can type in the name of an app or a package name and see a summary of what the app is for, if it is a system ...
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Ways to check if your phone has been compromised?

With more and more people using custom ROMs and APKs from unknown sources (some with root access) it's inevitable that Android phones are getting compromised. What are some methods that can be used ...
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Apps updated, now I get an unknown lock screen with ads [duplicate]

After finally doing a bunch of updates, suddenly every now and then some random lock screen with ads showed. Which app is causing this?
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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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I installed and executed this app which is a virus or malware now what to do?

I had this message pop up and unfortunately I installed and executed this app which is a virus or amalware now what to do ? Please see the photo here Of course I mean the app that came when I ...
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Is the “Remote Application Removal Feature” also effective for apps from samsung and other alternative stores?

Remote Application Removal Feature allows Google to wipe the malicious apps from infected Android devices without any additional action on the part of users. I am sure this feature is enforced for ...
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Lookout - Which application is trying to access the system with no authorization

Is there any log where I can check which unknown source app is trying to access the phone without authorization? Lookout keeps popping up this message but don't tell me which application is! It ...
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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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What installed “DU quick charge” on my phone? [duplicate]

I started seeing something new on my lock screen, before even swiping the lock screen. It was a large battery charging-status display with advertisements below that. At the upper left corner was a ...
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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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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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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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Can't uninstall virus plus phone keep rebooting

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3, running the stock ROM. I downloaded "root manager" app, and since then 3 more apps appeared - "file assistant," "mp3 free downloader," and "sexy." I factory reset my ...
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How safe is it to upgrade apps using Aptoid?

I know that there are issues with using Aptoide to install apps on Android. There's a pretty good discussion about this in this other question. If only regarding legal issues, Aptoide is definitely a ...
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How to remove gunpowder virus?

I have recently been having problems on my device which includes random apps appearing on my phone and some chinese app that somehow was "pre-installed". As i scoured the internet for answers, i ...
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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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Device wants desperately to install a package (com.google.system.s) on its own

I have in my hands a Mpie M8 device (Android 5), The previous owner said it wasn't working properly and I suspected it had a virus. I factory reset it and now the phone wants desperately to install ...
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PC speaker pops like if someone is calling, but is not. Is my phone hacked? [closed]

I keep hearing sound pops on my PC speaker like if my phone was connected to the internet or if someone was calling, but it's nothing. Is my phone hacked? Is it recording some surveillance audio ...
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Why will a video game from the google play store be asking me for root/super users permissions?

So I don't know if this is a question for here or security.stackexchange.com but the thing is I installed a game that ask me for root access to my system it seems suspicious and strange why will a ...
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Removing Cheshire Police virus scam

My Android tablet is locked by a Cheshire Police virus scam ransomware. How can I remove it? I am in safe mode as I write this.
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it downloads apps on its own and does what it wants

I'm using Android 4.4.2 JK-760 phone and it recently started to download apps on its own, turn off and on when it wants and throws me out of any app that i try to open. I have no idea what is going ...
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Weird app on my andriod. Unable to uninstall it

Here is this weird drawer/app I am getting when I swipe on bottom left corner of my screen. I tried to uninstall it, but can't find it in the list. I believe it is some malware/adware, as it shows ...
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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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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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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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How to remove or disable pop-up alert()/confirm() box from build-in Browser from malware?

My young niece install low rating free games from Store and she have no any security concern. Some malicious application open malicious site which ask for money in alert() and confirm() message boxes....
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Removal of the wonderlandads.com pop-up virus

Would anyone know how I can remove the wonderlandads.com pop-up virus from my Nexus 5 mobile - it appears in my Chrome browser. While there are many sites dedicated to the manual removal of the virus ...
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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 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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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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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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LG G4 infected with MyServices malware

I have an app that has just appeared out of nowhere called MyServices which looks like a malware. It doesn't appear in the list of apps and I can't uninstall it. How can I get rid of it? I have an LG ...
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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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How to remove Taboola adware?

I have factory-reset my mobile, and had already scanned with antivirus for adware, which it found but it couldn't remove. What should I do?
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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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Time service / monkey test [duplicate]

I have "Vonino onyx QS" tablet and "Monkey test , Time service , Guard service" are always open . How uninstal this?
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Alarm Controller is sending me unwanted notifications, ads

From many days I am getting unwanted ads and notifications. I uninstalled many app, and also did a factory reset also, After searching, I found Alarm Controller may be the culprit. As I lock my screen ...
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Unable to remove malware

I have android tablet and every time i open a browser, any browser, it automatically opens pages with ads or making me download things. Obviously the tablet got a malware but i am not able to remove ...
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Anitivirus and antimalware apps not working on malicious ads shown during the usage of Times of India app

I have a Redmi 2 Prime phone running Android 4.4.4. I have a news app named Times of India in which if I read some articles, suddenly, an ad popup appears. And these ads seem to be totally fake and ...
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How to stop coreservice walton primo GF3

Monkeytest and Timeservice were annoying me so I reset my phone which caused great problems in my phone. Now I think my phone is affected by a virus named core service, and my phone works very slowly ...
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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Apps such as Timeservice are getting automatically installed but Unknown sources option is disabled already [duplicate]

This has been happening for many days. Some applications are getting installed without my permission, even though I've disabled the 'Unknown Sources' option in Security Settings. Also, I've installed ...
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Attempted multiple solutions for malwares like androidSystem, timeService and monkeyTest, but to no avail

My Micromax A106 is affected by viruses called timeService, monkeyTest, androidSystem and some unknown ones. These viruses started automatically even though I uninstalls, disabled and stopped them. ...
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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 com.browser.player malware

com.browser.player suddenly appeared to my installed application when I connect to a wireless data. It periodically shows advertisement on the screen which is annoying. I tried to uninstall from ...
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Someone is installing apps in my android [closed]

I have a Xiomi Redmi HM1SW with android 4.3 and MIUI. I notice one month ago that some process is installing apps in my desktop that I don't selected. How can I disable this option? or kill this ...
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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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Is Snowden snowing us with his “Smurfs Suite” interview?

I hope this is not too off-topic. This morning when I read news it was full of articles quoting Snowden in his most recent interviews. Apparently the UK's GCHQ and the USA's NSA can (1) turn your ...