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25-02-2012, 21:01   #1
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Has my phone got spyware on it?!!

Got my handset back from VF after repair the other day. The only app I installed since then is Droid Blocker.

Since then I've received 2 notifications on my phone (see image attached). Have I inadvertently installed spyware onto my phone?
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25-02-2012, 21:07   #2
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Uninstall it and then run norton app or lookout security
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25-02-2012, 21:10   #3
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Search the market for Airpush detector . It really needs a sticky at this stage
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Search the market for Airpush detector . It really needs a sticky at this stage
Good shout Subway!!!!

Fecking Droid Blocker was the culprit.
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25-02-2012, 22:32   #5
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No bother, seems like more and more apps using this form of advertising. It's a real pain and very intrusive
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26-02-2012, 03:59   #6
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Got my handset back from VF after repair the other day. The only app I installed since then is Droid Blocker.

Since then I've received 2 notifications on my phone (see image attached). Have I inadvertently installed spyware onto my phone?
lots of apps do that....it is blockable....if it annoys you...just get their paid version for free......revenge+ no adds
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26-02-2012, 11:33   #7
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I've never seen it before with any other app I've downloaded so was just freaking out when I saw it. All I need now is a decent call blocking app that doesn't include all that spam crap.
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26-02-2012, 21:01   #8
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Nothing mucks up your phone faster then a few badly chosen apps...I've stopped adding unless I absolutely need them.
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26-02-2012, 21:41   #9
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Are apps. from market only always safe .I avoid 3rd party .
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Are apps. from market only always safe .I avoid 3rd party .
Not all android apps on the market are legit/safe, Google don't have a QA-style thing for submissions (yet) and the Cost of Entry is cheap. Some 'malware' has been on there in the past, but if it's bad enough/people complain enough Google remove the apps. It's not common enough to really warrant a full-time anti-virus as long as you read the permisions and don't install something that needs full internet access/contacts/SMS if it's a flashlight. [x]
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If you do need antivirus though I use Webroot Mobile Security, the free edition from the marketplace.

Seems to work quite well, I've had issues with lookout in the past draining battery for instance.
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27-02-2012, 10:54   #12
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avast have a free version for android
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27-02-2012, 11:57   #13
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just to note, none of these antivirus solutions actually check for airpush, do they?
avast definitely doesnt in my experience
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27-02-2012, 12:27   #14
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Why this fascination with anti-virus solutions for Android?
Even Google have come out with a statement saying they are completely pointless and useless.
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27-02-2012, 12:31   #15
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Yes anti virus is pointless on Android.

Google also have a new thing called the Bouncer which automatically scans the market checking for high risk apps and removing them or flagging them for human review if required.
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