1. Chris Ditty's Avatar
    This morning, I noticed that Candy Crush Cheats had been installed on my phone. Except I don't play Candy Crush and didn't choose to install the cheats program. When I searched the play store for that app, I saw that everyone that had commented on it had it auto installed too. I uninstalled it and the apps I installed over the last 24 hours. Interestingly enough, google play said I hadn't installed it yet. Fast forward 10 hours, I noticed Max Web Search Pro had finished installing. Another program I didn't choose to install. I checked my wife's phone and she has both apps too. Same story for her.

    I'm at a loss. We both have AVG installed on the phone and it didn't detect anything. Any suggestions?
    08-09-2013 07:22 PM
  2. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    it has to be a rogue app that you both installed. By any chance are you using go launcher?
    08-09-2013 08:16 PM
  3. Chris Ditty's Avatar
    I have it on mine and have for a while. She doesn't have it on hers.
    08-09-2013 08:25 PM
  4. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    I know when using go launcher (free) it adds a lot of apps that I didn't choose

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    hence I now use Nova Prime
    08-09-2013 08:45 PM
  5. Chris Ditty's Avatar
    Yeah. I just installed move prime yest too.
    08-09-2013 08:54 PM
  6. Raptor007's Avatar
    Did someone access your Google Play account and push those apps to your phones?
    08-09-2013 10:44 PM
  7. Chris Ditty's Avatar
    Don't think so. There's nothing in the my apps section listing either of these apps.
    08-10-2013 09:26 AM
  8. Austyn Sturgeon's Avatar
    Install lookout and scan your device, the rogue app will pop up as adware or trojan

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-10-2013 10:11 AM
  9. Chris Ditty's Avatar
    Trying it now.
    08-10-2013 10:29 AM
  10. Chris Ditty's Avatar
    Didn't find anything.
    08-10-2013 11:00 AM
  11. Chris Ditty's Avatar
    Nothing found on wife's phone either.
    08-10-2013 11:19 AM
  12. vasekvi's Avatar
    Let me know when you figure out how you got it. I'm stuck on level 97.

    JK hope you figure it out. You might have to start uninstalling apps. Or wipe your device(s).

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 on AT&T
    08-10-2013 11:51 AM
  13. Raptor007's Avatar
    Sadly when it comes to a hidden app or something putting them on your device a factory reset may be the best way to go. If you are rooted and have Titanium Backup or something similar you could use that to restore apps and data one at a time, but you might be better off starting fresh and see what happens over the course of a week. Perhaps it was done via an email attachment or web link that dropped malware.
    08-10-2013 11:57 AM

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