Spam on Android 2.3

Discussion in 'Tablets and Smart Phones' started by Covert, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Covert

    Covert Maha Guru

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    ok i keep getting a notification to join HOT SINGLE GIRLS CHATXXX and ive no idea where its coming from, ive not got anything dodgy installed on my phone so im miffed.

    im also running Samsung Security.

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  2. dcx_badass

    dcx_badass Ancient Guru

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    Why not open the chat and ask them?
     
  3. Covert

    Covert Maha Guru

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    lmfao :)
     
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    TheGuuH Master Guru

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  5. deltatux

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    Sounds like you inadvertently installed malware lol.

    deltatux
     
  6. Covert

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    how do i get rid of it ? is there antispyware etc for android ?
     
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    Android is full of Adverts anyway
     
  8. deltatux

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    I would just backup your device and restore to factory default because I'm not sure what you installed.

    Not much adverts here, mainly adverts are in free apps I download that I know have ads. Otherwise, no ads in Android.

    Just like on any desktop/laptops, please practice: don't install what you don't need and know what you're installing before you install. Basic security practice.

    deltatux
     
  9. d_mouse

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    install lookout and do a scan, and if you're rooted install droidwall and block what ever is bringing the spam in if lookout didn't take care of it
     
  10. Covert

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    Cheers mate :0)
     

  11. d_mouse

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    no worries, let us know if it helps or not
     
  12. kanej2007

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    Lol, I wonder what the misses has to say about that... :D
     
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    Sever Ancient Guru

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    when you download an app and install it, it will show you the list of permissions it asks for when youre installing it. you can also double check this in apps manager by tapping on the app and scrolling down. always read what permissions the app is asking for before installing. ie. if its a game and its asking for permission to send text messages, then you know something is suspicious.
     
  14. Covert

    Covert Maha Guru

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    its not popped up since installing Lookout, so cheers for that, ive just updated to 2.3.6 KP6 with odin so its all gone, i have lookout installed from start and ill now keep my eyes open.

    can i just say i dont watch porn on my phone, i have a pc with a 24" screen to watch it on instead :D
     
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    Also, if you are rooted, install Adfree from the marketplace. It blocks most ads on the free apps & browsers.
     

  16. Covert

    Covert Maha Guru

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    ok the adware came from non other than GPS Fix, if you go on android market and find gps fix all users are complaining.
     
  17. Covert

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    Is it supposed to install 3 other apps ezPeer, Match Market and Match *chinese writing*?
     
  18. dshramek

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    No, just the Adfree.apk. I haven't had any issues with it installing other apps. Did you?
     

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