1. AC Question's Avatar
    My current phone was given to me by a friend's friend, who said he would first clean it up and prepare it for me. The phone works fine except he has been acting really weird since then, he always knows where I am and what my plans are, as if he hacked into some of my accounts and is spying on my conversations and location. He doesn't have my facebook or email.

    What I'm interested in is could he have installed anything before? When I got the phone and turned it on, it brought me to the usual setup wizard (select language, log into google, etc). Again, I'm genuinely interested in what kind of malware it could be, since I have no idea how would he just skip the setup wizard and bring it back later.

    Any ideas are welcome - thank you
    11-18-2015 11:25 AM
  2. OceanView's Avatar
    well, if he rooted the phone anything is possible. If you feel that he is spying on you, sell the phone and buy a new one.
    11-18-2015 11:50 AM
  3. windowlick3r's Avatar
    It isn't rooted, just checked via terminal.
    Maybe I wasn't clear, I'm asking does anyone know of malware of that kind because I find the way it would work quite interesting. The spying isn't much of a problem (as silly as that may sound).
    11-18-2015 12:41 PM
  4. OceanView's Avatar
    My husband gave me an iPhone 6 as my gift last week. How can I know if there is a spy app installed on it as I have seen him browsing a spy app website called iKeyMonitor?
    I'd recommend doing a factory reset. It will erase all your data so back up your data first.
    11-20-2015 11:39 AM
  5. windowlick3r's Avatar
    Factory reset + data wipe. Im quite sure some recoveries have both options, so if this one does, both should be done.
    02-23-2016 04:54 PM
  6. ssundaybay's Avatar
    Spy apps are usually installed beforehand – it’s quite possible that some spyware is used on your device. These apps allow you to track your location, they give access to messages and phone book. And, of course, it’s unfair. It works well only with little kids, when it’s actually normal. A friend of mine used this resource while searching for an app to track the activity of her 7-year old daughter: http://www.phonespyapps.com/functions/ Hope it helps to understand how these apps work.
    04-08-2016 11:30 AM

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