kkelly77 Registered User
#1

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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4ndroid Registered User
#2

Uninstall it and then run norton app or lookout security

#3

Search the market for Airpush detector . It really needs a sticky at this stage

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kkelly77 Registered User
#4

subway said:
Search the market for Airpush detector . It really needs a sticky at this stage


Good shout Subway!!!!

Fecking Droid Blocker was the culprit.

#5

No bother, seems like more and more apps using this form of advertising. It's a real pain and very intrusive

denballs Banned
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kkelly77 said:
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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kkelly77 Registered User
#7

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.

bastados Registered User
#8

Nothing mucks up your phone faster then a few badly chosen apps...I've stopped adding unless I absolutely need them.

paddyandy Banned
#9

Are apps. from market only always safe .I avoid 3rd party .

Wetai Registered User
#10

paddyandy said:
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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MrVestek Registered User
#11

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.

#12

avast have a free version for android

#13

just to note, none of these antivirus solutions actually check for airpush, do they?
avast definitely doesnt in my experience

ongarite Registered User
#14

Why this fascination with anti-virus solutions for Android?
Even Google have come out with a statement saying they are completely pointless and useless.

Atomic Pineapple Registered User
#15

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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