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Is this a virus? Should I avoid it?

2 minutes ago, refinedskillz said:

I never installed this "update". I just uninstalled the apps that i think caused it.

Should solve it then. If you continue to get these notifications, scan the phone with multiple antimalware programs to try to get rid of it.

 

Last resort is to wipe the phone.

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I got this on my Android phone (1+3) after I installed vShare and two games from it, it says its an update and boasts features my phone already has. When I press "update" It takes me to a screen saying "Do you want to install this application?" and the application is called "update". EDIT: Just scanned my phone with MalwareBytes and it found no malware.

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almost certainly a virus, might want to avoid it and remove the two games you installed


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Just now, Cryosec said:

almost certainly a virus, might want to avoid it and remove the two games you installed

Ok, will remove now.


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Just now, TheHueManatee said:

Judging by the fact that it says nothing about the correct versions such as 7.whatever. And nothing about Nougat. Uninstall everything related to that. And scan your phone with some good AV.

Name a good one please.


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1 minute ago, refinedskillz said:

Name a good one please.

Kaspersky or Malwarebytes are the only mobile security apps worth having IMO.


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1 minute ago, Phentos said:

Kaspersky or Malwarebytes are the only mobile security apps worth having IMO.

I scanned it with Malwarebytes and it said nothing was found.


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1 minute ago, refinedskillz said:

I scanned it with Malwarebytes and it said nothing was found.

Regardless this stinks of malware and I strongly recommend you uninstall it. 


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1 minute ago, Phentos said:

Regardless this stinks of malware and I strongly recommend you uninstall it. 

I never installed this "update". I just uninstalled the apps that i think caused it.


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2 minutes ago, refinedskillz said:

I never installed this "update". I just uninstalled the apps that i think caused it.

Should solve it then. If you continue to get these notifications, scan the phone with multiple antimalware programs to try to get rid of it.

 

Last resort is to wipe the phone.


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Just now, Phentos said:

Should solve it then. If you continue to get these notifications, scan the phone with multiple antimalware programs to try to get rid of it.

 

Last resort is to wipe the phone.

Gotcha.


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Just the fact that it misspelled "protect" as "protet" is a big giveaway. If they can't even be bothered to spellcheck, this is obviously not an official "update".


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