Merry Christmas Icon Virus!
Hi I'm new here, but thought I might bring something up.
Today on my phone there was a small icon on the homescreen that read "merry christmas" and had a picture of santa claus (or something like that).
I clicked on it and it disappeared.
I ran a scan and found the ginmaster virus hidden in an app I've had for a couple years
Has anyone had this experience? Is this merry christmas icon a virus?
I've tried searching and have found nothing on the topic.
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- Harmonia 2.07
Re: Merry Christmas Icon Virus!
Hey, I'm glad somebody brought this up. I had this issue around Halloween and now I'm getting the Christmas greeting. Falling snow, Santa riding across my screen, the words Merry Christmas and then it's gone. I don't get the feeling it's a virus, but I don't like it. My suspicion -- based on nothing at all -- is that it's a GoLauncher greeting sent out by the app developers. It's a nice thought, but most of us don't unfamiliar stuff floating across our screens, no matter what the intentions. I'm on a rooted Optimus V with Harmonia 2. If anybody identifies the culprit, I'd love to know.
UPDATE: Aha! Somebody on another thread tracked it down. It is indeed the Go Launcher. It's a function you can turn on and off. Kind of irritating that they'd introduce something like that without any warning, but I suppose it could have been in some of the update literature.
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