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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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Samsung galaxy 8+ taken over

I am experiencing very severe issues with my Galaxy 8+. I am on my 3rd replacement. As soon as I create a Google account someone/something accesses it and changes my account recovery info, adds ...
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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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How do I get rid of SmartSite (www.zlnav.com) tab on my Google Chrome?

Everytime I open up my Google Chrome browser, a tab SmartSite opens up by itself, which has the address www.zlnav.com, which I suspect is a phone virus/Trojan/adware. I have tried the following so far:...
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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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How do I stop my child installing apps via Google Play's web interface?

For various reasons (probably because I'm not a very good parent :-)) I've needed to use applock by Domobile Lab to prevent my 14 yo from putting viruses on my android phone from Google Play putting ...
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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 ...