Is this malware?

Discussion in 'Malware Removal Assistance For Mac' started by Mahesh1495, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Mahesh1495

    Mahesh1495 New Member

    Jul 11, 2017
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    Colombo
    Android
    Avast
    Device model:
    Galaxy note 4
    Operating System and Version:
    Android 6
    Infection date and initial symptoms:
    July 2017 Popup ads
    Current issues and symptoms:
    popup ads
    Steps taken in order to remove the infection:
    Scanned eith avast AV no success
    Please refer attachments
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 8, 2011
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    Yes, Adware.

    Booting into Android 'Safe Mode' will disable third-party apps that may be causing the issue.

    Remove any dubious apps, apps obtained outside of Google Play Store, warez apps, screensaver apps, apps that allow watching movies for free or without paying, and other Ad-dominant apps.

    Restart Android to return to Normal mode.

    Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Zemana Antivirus & Security.


    Clean up your phone and use it responsibly.
    I recommend using Bitdefender Antivirus Free - Android Apps on Google Play (Why?)
     
  3. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    Mar 15, 2011
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    From the first place, I would check which suspicious program came installed on the system; usually by uninstalling it will reduce the symptoms but recommend to scan for remnants.
     
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