Need Help Malware /Virus Help for Android

Discussion in 'Malware Removal Assistance For Mobile' started by ltina992, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. ltina992

    ltina992 New Member

    Dec 14, 2017
    Philadelphia, Pa
    Windows 10
    Device model:
    Samnsung Galaxy Core Prime S820L
    Operating System and Version:
    Android 4.4.4
    Infection date and initial symptoms:
    2 Days Ago
    Current issues and symptoms:
    Hijacked google chrome browser
    Steps taken in order to remove the infection:
    Factory reset two times, cleared Google data, cache, cookies. Blocked third party cookies , Installed Malwarebytes and Zemana for Android, nothing was found using these two.
    This all started when I tried to convert a youtube clip to a mp3. I learned a lesson of a lifetime. I was on this site called clip converter cc. I have used this many times on my phone with no problems. Lately the site has been infected with a lot of malware, I caught up too late. I tried to download the mp3 and it installed something to hijack my browser without me knowing.

    The virus is Search ABC Launcher. I saw steps to remove it on a computer. The steps to remove it on Android is not working. I have done a "clear data/ factory reset" on my phone two times. Search abc launcher is still there when I use google chrome.

    I also tried to switch the search engine to Yahoo. Its still there.

    Here is how I know its still there. See attached files. The search suggestions underneath is not normal. It even infiltrated my google play store.

    I want to know how to get rid of this damn thing. I recently purchased Spy Hunter4 for my laptop. I haven't seen that on my lap top for 2 days now. Its not on my laptop but my phone . I was thinking if its associated with my google chrome account, it should have gotten to my laptop as well. Please Help !

    Attached Files:

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