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Can I get a virus from a browser that doesn't have storage permission?

If an app has storage permissions or not is totally irrelevant if it can be exploited or not (unless you download a malicious file your self). Attacks on web browsers usually use an exploit chain, a ...
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Is it possible for a phone to still be compromised/infected by malware or spyware even after a factory reset?

Yes, it's entirely possible if the malware/Trojan resides and or modifies /system partition (search would show it's not uncommon) . Thanks to Firelord who pointed out another possibility of cases ...
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WeChat app keeps auto-opening on phone unlock

Just figured it out myself but if you have a wallet phone and a chip card, the NFC is what's triggering wechat to come up. Try turning off NFC and see if it helps.
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Virus alert in my android phone

Do not click the button, close the webpage instead. Only your antivirus will alert you of viruses, this is obviously a scam to get you to click that button. When you visit a website, your phone ...
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Your system is heavily damaged by Four virus!

It it absolutely nothing to worry. Feel at ease and close that shitting tab. There's a special word, or terminology, for this kind of behavior of a random webpage, "scareware". Scaring pages frighten ...
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Can a virus/spyware install itself on a system partition remotely?

Yes, under certain circumstances it is possible to install software remotely on your system partition. And yes, once a software is installed on the system partition it is immune to a factory reset, as ...
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My android phone is often getting affected with virus

Lots of malware writers make malwares to make money, so developing a virus would do no good to them. Better ways of making money is to force installation of some apps which loads ads for you, or ...
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An Android phone on my network keeps connecting to a malicious site

It sounds like the phone is infected by some kind of malware. You could do a factory reset to try to get rid of it. Doing a factory reset will remove all data (photos, sms, files, apps etc)! Don't ...
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Android viruses infected my phone (Tecno)

If you do get a virus, you could perform a factory reset to get rid of it, but that means you’d lose all your data. Your photos, saved games, text messages, and everything else will be gone if you ...
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What kind of applications use internet on the background?

Every Android app (including system apps) is a *NIX user and is assigned a unique UID within range 10000-19999 at the time of installation or during first boot (for pre-installed apps). That's how ...
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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?

No, this is not possible (as far as is currently known). The exploit you are referring to is perhaps the Windows Metafile vulnerability. There was also Microsoft Windows Explorer - '.png' Image Local ...
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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?

Your comment about Windows is probably referring to WMF images, which aren't exactly 'normal' image files. They can contain actual natively executable code, including being able to make some very low-...
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