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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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Is my phone hacked?

This is my first post on here so I am sorry if I do something the wrong way. Anyways my problem is I have a Snapchat account on which I do some Not Suitable For Work things. And I met a guy online who ...
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Does Samsung Browser protect the user from drive-by download attack?

If I visit a malicious link with Samsung Browser, can the attacker successfully carry out a drive-by attack?
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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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Does Roblox have viruses and does it ruin my phone if I download it on Aptiode? Please answer anyone

Does Roblox contain viruses and do you reccomend using Aptiode for apks? I'm not really sure because apparently my old gmail account has vanished and when I do my password to sign back into Google ...
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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 ...