1. AC Question's Avatar
    My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has been running fine for a long while. However, my silly interest in retro gaming has brought me to the world of emulators and roms. I have downloaded many in the past (emulators and roms) completely obliviously, but there have been no virus alerts and it has been fine. And then recently I got one that I read elsewhere afterwards was actually fake. Stupid decision, looking back it was pretty obvious. But anyway, I went to run the rom in a new emulator when suddenly a virus alert popped up, saying I had nineteen viruses. I freaked out so much that I just closed it, hardly reading it (another regret I have) and downloaded 360 virus protection, or something like that. Sorry, I can't remember exactly, but it had 360 in its name. Anyway, I scanned my tablet for viruses, hoping that it would find one and delete it. It didn't. Still very frightened (I think I have anxiety or something, I get scared so easily) I deleted the rom from my files, hoping nothing would happen. I switched to an AVG antivirus, which I have more trust in, and scanned again. Still nothing. I searched through all my files but there was no viruses detected. I had never used the emulator before, perhaps it was playing up as very stupidly I didn't read the pop-up specifying about the many viruses. I'm now more frightened than ever because I have no idea whether there is a virus or not, and if there is, I feel helpless. Please help me!
    02-23-2015 03:07 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The "you have nineteen viruses" is probably adware, prompting you to buy their program to get rid of the "viruses" (that you don't really have).

    Install AdWare and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. 360 and AVG are both good, you can use either one. (Any decent antivirus should pick up an old virus - the differences are how quickly they come out with an update for a new virus. AVG and Avast are good at that. I have no idea how fast 360 is at that, but they're on the NYSE, and speed depends on a company being large enough to always be on top of things, so they're probably pretty good too.)
    02-23-2015 03:52 PM

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