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    Default Suspected Virus

    Wife was using my Nexus 7 2013, she encountered a odd pop-up to download something that looked suspicious. I was able to close it in app manager. How would I go about checking to make sure everything is fine and nothing malicious downloaded?

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    Adam
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    I would try using lookout security or cm security, those are the only security apps I really know about
    You could probably look around in the play store and try to find something though

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    Default Re: Suspected Virus

    Ty I tried bit defender from the app store and it didn't find anything. Also checked file system with es file explorer and saw nothing. Name of the apk it tried to download was scan-for-viruses-now.apk. I canceled out when the install bar came down. Also have nexus not to trust anything outside play store.
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    Default Re: Suspected Virus

    Relax.
    If you cancelled it before completion, there is no problem.
    This aint the weak windows.
    Be careful though, this is why i never use the stock browser. Because it does not even ask for confirmation before download.
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    Default Re: Suspected Virus

    Ty Xperia, what browser do you recommend?
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    Default Re: Suspected Virus

    I use Dolphin browser HD due to its flash support.
    But its really your personal choice, there is boat, firefox, chrome, UC and many more. Try all until you find one that is good.
    But make sure the browser gives you a confirmation alert before downloading. Say to choose the location to save in.

    There are a lot of sites with stock browser where you visit, and it starts autodownloading "mobogenie.apk". But with any other browser, it cannot autodownload unless you give an OK.
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    Default Re: Suspected Virus

    Quote Originally Posted by xperia2995 View Post
    I use Dolphin browser HD due to its flash support.
    But its really your personal choice, there is boat, firefox, chrome, UC and many more. Try all until you find one that is good.
    But make sure the browser gives you a confirmation alert before downloading. Say to choose the location to save in.

    There are a lot of sites with stock browser where you visit, and it starts autodownloading "mobogenie.apk". But with any other browser, it cannot autodownload unless you give an OK.
    Is there a setting to stop automatic downloads? This used to happen on my windows phone as well and I hated it! I thought it was a wp issue...how do I stop this?
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    Unfortunately, there are no such settings in androids stock browser.
    They ignored it for simplicity as many users hate annoying confirmation pop ups.
    The only solution now is to use another browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xperia2995 View Post
    Unfortunately, there are no such settings in androids stock browser.
    They ignored it for simplicity as many users hate annoying confirmation pop ups.
    The only solution now is to use another browser.
    Which browser allows download confirmation?

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