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Trojan found in more than 100 Android apps on Google


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#1 buddy215

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:13 PM

Good reason to use Windows smart phones. :devil:

 

Trojan found in more than 100 Android apps on Google Play Store

 

 Poisoned apps steal confidential information and serve up ads

QUOTE from link above: .......the apps affected by Android.Spy.277.origin are believed to have been downloaded by a staggering 3.2 million users....


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 12:41 AM

Some times I/ we put too much trust in a name like the Google Play Store where I downloaded, don't laugh too hard, '360 AV/Malware program', thinking it was going to solve the problem on my Android!  Yeah Right!  I was able to also download Malware Bytes but 360 wouldn't allow it to update and possibly remove 360.

 

The damn program, 360, is a hidden Virus and Trojan itself and has no uninstall feature to it, which to me is a dead giveaway it's Malware!  But how was I to know, it was touted as a way to correct my infected phone in the Google Play Store!  It only made my phone worse with false scans and repairs that only lasted a short while and then my phone would lock up yet almost constantly vibrated alerting me the damn thing was working in the background!

 

I did an uninstall from the Apps window but still the phone kept vibrating, I then did a master reset and the damn thing is still there!

 

I understand, ' RKill ', is suppose to remove all kinds of Viruses and Trojan's so I hope I can down load it and then start the process of resurrecting my phone.



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 07:16 AM

NO....RKill is a Windows program designed to temporarily kill processes so you can then...hopefully....download and use other

scanners to find and remove malware.

 

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RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections. When RKill runs it will kill malware processes and then removes incorrect executable associations and fixes policies that stop us from using certain tools. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were terminated while the program was running.

As RKill only terminates a program's running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again. Instead, after running RKill you should immediately scan your computer using some sort of anti-malware or anti-virus program so that the infections can be properly removed.


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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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