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Chrome (Android) auto download pdf every week (is it a virus ?)

A year ago i've been fighting against an hacker that had access to a lot of my accounts (not very difficult since my passwords were record with google account). Somehow he archives to get the codes ...
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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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this isn't a supported file type - Images, movies, pdf files, voice messages cannot be opened after a while

A friend has a Nokia 7.2 (updated to Android 11) which has a problem opening images, movies, pdf files. When she makes or receives a photo or movie, she can open it normally, but after a while she ...
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Can I get a virus from a browser that doesn't have storage permission?

I am using Android 8.1.0 on an LML212VL LG Tracfone (more info at bottom). I downloaded the "DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser" app through the Google "Play Store" app. (This is the link ...
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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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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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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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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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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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WeChat app keeps auto-opening on phone unlock

Since this morning, whenever I open and unlock my phone, it buzzes quickly upon unlock and opens the Wechat app, even though I have force closed it and cleared the cache. I have also restarted my ...
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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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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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How to test scan check MULTIPLE BULK apk app installers for spyware malfunction malware coding

Question How to test scan check MULTIPLE BULK apk app installers for spyware malfunction malware coding I am installing r&d with advertising 300-400 video apps to test and try and check which are ...
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Notification showing on my android without a specific App

I have a Xiaomi Note 9s phone updated with the latest security patched running MIUI Global 12.0.4.0(RJWMIXM) Android version: RKQ1.200826.002 Android Security Update: 2021-07-01 I am getting a ...
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Pegasus (spyware) - What is the point of unroot android device?

There are a few things that I think make the unroot android phone meaningless: Every year a new version of Android comes to market that unroot android phones can not have. It has recently been ...
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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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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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My storage keeps increasing drastically despite not downloading anything and freeing up lots of space (4GB>200mb??) [duplicate]

I am using a Huawei P10 Lite. This is absolutely insane and I desperately need a solution, I can't even begin to imagine what's causing this. I've been getting the whole "storage space running ...
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Is it possible for a phone to still be compromised/infected by malware or spyware even after a factory reset?

If yes then how can one ensure that its %100 wiped clean? Android 7 | rooted EDIT: Same question but how about when rom is flashed ?
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Why does my phone battery die at 0% then it has more battery when I turn it on again?

So after dying at 0% when I turn it on again, it can have more battery like 26%. Why does this happen? Does this mean my phone has a virus?
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So, I have an app called "ww_easteur001", never installed it, and it behaves... weird I would say. Need help with it

So, I never installed this app, it just appeared at some point on my phone. I didn't do anything at first, thought it was something related to android because it has an android icon. The problem is ...
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If I buy a used and infected android phone, will flashing a new custom recovery and custom ROM make it safe to use?

If I buy a used and infected phone with a expensive spyware on it that the antivirus does not detect or is unable to remove than will flashing a new custom recovery and custom ROM make it safe to use? ...
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Random calls incoming

I am using Redmi note 7 (android: 9 PKQ1) I have run virus scans on my phone, but I am still having this problem: I keep getting random phone calls on my phone, but strangely there's nothing showing ...
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Lenovo IdeaTab showing a screen with Chinese characters [duplicate]

I'm using a Lenovo IdeaTab S6000. As I was watching videos, suddenly my tablet turned off. The buttons did not work and I was unable to restore it or turned it on. On the display, there were exposed ...
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Can a virus/spyware install itself on a system partition remotely?

If I install malicious app accidentally can it copy itself onto the system partition? Or if a hacker gains access to my phone remotely can he install spyware onto the system partition? I have read ...
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My android phone is often getting affected with virus

My problem : Hello friends. I use Asus zenfone go T500 android phone. My problem is, my phone often gets affected by some kind of virus which sometimes installs some chinese apps without my knowledge ...
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Possible Virus? Link at the bottom of some messages

My friend is getting this Chinese writing at the bottom of the odd sent text message, only on very few texts. It seems to be a link to a website something like 11.am. I have used AVG, Malwarebytes and ...
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Android viruses are infecting my phone [duplicate]

My phone has been infected with viruses for 6months now. At first it was just a virus in disguise called "settings", but then it spread to my browsers opening many different sites. I had to disable ...
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An Android phone on my network keeps connecting to a malicious site

My wifes phone keeps reaching out a malicious site (udmserve.net), and it is being blocked by my router's Trend Micro network scanner. I ran Trend Micro's virus scan, as well as Clean Masters, but ...
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Android viruses infected my phone (Tecno)

My phone has been infected with viruses for nearly a year. At first it was just a virus in disguise called 'settings', but then it spread to my Chrome, opening a site called 'aiboo.com' SmartSite. I ...
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Could someone have installed a ROM virus on my Xperia XA?

I posted this question over at XDA forum but I hope someone here may be able to help. I recently went on vacation and left my Xperia XA F3111 at home. Someone had access to it for over 2 weeks and ...
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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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Is it possible for a virus to be embedded in a image and can this image execute on Android Oreo by just opening the image?

I am aware that on Windows this is very much possible. But is it possible on Android (latest OS with all the security updates)? Can you install a virus/malware/spyware by just clicking on an image? ...
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How can I find out which app is randomly displaying fullscreen ads?

My mom's phone (a galaxy model) has developed the issue that randomly, ads will show during normal use which are not connected to the app being used. The ads occupy the entire screen and can be closed ...
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Dodgy App ripping me off?

I am suspicious about the following: My data usage tripled last month. I have found an app which I don't recognize. I have received multimedia messages from someone who denies sending any. Is it ...
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Virus alert in my android phone

A message that my phone is infected by virus is displayed and a button appears to deactivate it now.Its not my antivirus anyway. Sometimes a countdown also begins. what is all this? is it really a ...
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Your system is heavily damaged by Four virus! [duplicate]

I'm using Google Pixel XL / Android 8.1.0 w/ March 5, 2018 security patch level. Yet, I've got following pop-up on my screen: Per Play Protect - "Looks good" - No harmful apps found. I understand ...
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