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Posible infection on Samsung Tab A


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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:41 PM

My brothers being having some issues with his Samsung Tab A recently.

Periodically this one News looking app pops up randomly and I suspect it's malware because he frequently visits free adult sites and I told him that his tablet has at least four vulnerabilities to the Stagefright exploit but he doesn't care. :nono: I wish I could upload some screenshots I took on his tablet to give all of you a better idea of what I'm talking about. To me it looks like either some sort of ad-malware or some pre-installed adware from Samsung.


Edited by hamluis, 15 April 2016 - 06:11 AM.
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:51 PM

Am just curious, if he doesn't care, why do you ?


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:35 PM

Am just curious, if he doesn't care, why do you ?

Because even though through action he doesn't care he doesn't care, he still nags me to fix his phone or tablet constantly. :( Plus I care and I don't want to see him fall victim to spyware/identity theft.


Edited by SuperSapien64, 14 April 2016 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 04:16 PM

Heres some screenshots of the app in question.

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 03:17 AM

Update: It turns out that this adware is from the TouchPal keyboard. So I told my brother he should un-install it and use Swiftkey instead, hopefully that wont have any popup ads.


Edited by SuperSapien64, 28 April 2016 - 03:18 AM.





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