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#1 Blaze1206

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:06 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I'm writing this because I'd like some advice from you about some problems of my smartphone.

 

Basically, last night before to go to bed, i've turned off my wi-fi and mobile connection from my smartphone, leaving the phone itself turned on.

This morning after getting again the phone, i've noticed that the wi-fi was turned on again, and there were notifications from my Avira antivirus recommending me to install another app when I connect to not safe or public wi-fi's.

 

So this means that the smartphone connected during the night to some anonymous wi-fi by itself..

 

I would like to know if it depends because of some malware and how it is possible to resolve it.

 

Thank you



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:47 PM

Does your carrier have a connection optimizer feature? It's not unusual for wi-fi to turn itself back on. Some AV's have that built in for updates. Some carriers use an 'optimizer' as a 'feature' to reduce wireless data usage. How and why yours does, specifically, will take some investigative work.

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#3 Blaze1206

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:08 PM

Honestly, I do not know if my carrier has a connection optimizer feature, but yeah Avira has scheduled updates, it might has turned on the wi-fi to update it, I need to check it.

 

Anyway, in my opinion the most weird thing of the story is that Avira antivirus highlighted me with a notification that my device connected to some unsafe connection like an hotspot, and advised me to install 'Phantom vpn', another of their apps, in order to keep my navigation safe.

I can't really understand what happened and why. 

 

Furthermore, I also use the avira smartphone optimizer, just saying in case it could be related with the problem.

 

Anyway, I'll see if the problem happens again in the next days, and thank you for your answer!



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:43 AM

The AV has the rights to your network settings and it turned the WiFi On and connected to your saved router and transferred the data. Unless you are okay wih it, I'd recommend get yourself a VPN. 



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 06:47 AM

you should check the requirements of your recently installed apps specially your anti virus. I hope you'll find the apps that have authority to your WiFi, and uninstalling the app will help you.

 

Hello everyone,

 

I'm writing this because I'd like some advice from you about some problems of my smartphone.

 

Basically, last night before to go to bed, i've turned off my wi-fi and mobile connection from my smartphone, leaving the phone itself turned on.

This morning after getting again the phone, i've noticed that the wi-fi was turned on again, and there were notifications from my Avira antivirus recommending me to install another app when I connect to not safe or public wi-fi's.

 

So this means that the smartphone connected during the night to some anonymous wi-fi by itself..

 

I would like to know if it depends because of some malware and how it is possible to resolve it.

 

Thank you






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