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Is My Android Infected?


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#1 Miroku16

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Okay, so I have noticed lately that my battery has been draining qucker than normal. It would be on standby and just drain away. I also noticed lately that when I websurf sometimes, I get a pop-up message from the source: androidcleaner.co. It says something like my android device being infected. Please press okay to scan device. I figure it is a scam, so I don't hit okay. So, what is going on? Is there malware or and infection on it? How do I know? And if it is, how do I remove it?

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:28 PM

You can download one of the free well known antivirus/antimalware applications from Google Play. Then run a scan. It's personal preference so up to you which one you select. Just look for one that fairly highly rated.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:51 AM

I have avast! on there and have done a few scans, which have yielded no discoveries of any infections However, every couple times I access my browser, a message displaying the following message pops up over my lumen toolbar:

"phone is infected? remove virus now!"

I don't know what the message is about. Do I have something or is it the lumen bar trying to scam me?

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:48 AM

What you're describing sounds more like ad-ware when using your browser. Especially since you say you have avast and it's not finding anything. I would do a search for an adblocker thats compatible with your device and browser.

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