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Micromax Remotely Installing Adware on its Smartphones


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 03:37 PM

Micromax is hijacking the smartphone by installing unwanted bloatware
We had informed you about Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer using the smartphone as a spy post by installing unwanted spyware.  Now we would inform you that even the homemade Micromax is installing unwanted adware which more often then not, hijacks the smartphone from the user.
The Micromax is number two producer of smartphones in India just behind Samsung and large number of mid end buyers and budget smartphone buyers are Micromax customers.
The adware issue was first noticed by a Redditor who had bought a Micromax Canvas A093 and found that his smartphone was installing Apps without his permission or knowledge

http://www.techworm.net/2015/01/micromax-remotely-installing-adware-smartphones.html

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 03:50 PM

Nasty  :smash:

MBAM and EAM for Android to the rescue :whistle:

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:29 PM

I had an Android phone just like that. I uninstalled unwanted apps and next day they were back. These apps kept appearing again and again.

 

There was a system app something like softwareupdate.apk (I forget the exaxt name), that was continusouly downloading and installing crapware. So I rooted the phone and deleted this apk. Done.






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