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    Hi,

    There's something wrong with my phone-- I think something may have hacked the play store or something related to it. I found out when I viewed all of the apps and instead of Play Store being where it was, it was the first one and its name was [Play Store one two] (the words "Play Store" were in some sort of weird symbol font.) I tried to look for an apk for the Play Store on Google to see if I could replace it, but when trying to install it, instead of saying "Verify and install", the choice was [Verify and install], but it was in the same symbol font and it had the words "one two three" next to it.
    This also happens inside the Play Store. Just about everything (for example, it would say [Store home one two], with "store home" in the symbol font) is in the weird symbol font and is in [brackets].

    At this point I think that resetting my phone would be the only way to fix this problem, but I really don't want to lose anything.
    What could this mean and how can I fix it?
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    From what you say resetting is actually a good option, though you can try some antivirus like Norton first and see that if detects any app as malicious.

    Have you downloaded apps from placed other then the play store, or side loaded them.
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    Come to think of it, I did install an app yesterday, but I didn't notice this until I uninstalled it. I'll see what Norton says if it finds anything out of the ordinary.
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    Okay, so I ran a malware scan with norton and it didn't find anything.
    I don't know if it's the play store or if it's Google Play Services or if it's something else important with my phone, but I'm still having the same issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yosefu_kun_98 View Post
    Okay, so I ran a malware scan with norton and it didn't find anything.
    I don't know if it's the play store or if it's Google Play Services or if it's something else important with my phone, but I'm still having the same issue.
    Just perform a factory reset, everything must be fine afterwards.
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    Did a factory reset ... same problem
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    I have the same problem. My phone is an LG Optimus 2X running Gingerbread 2.3.4. noticed it about two weeks ago, Did a factory reset, and all was good - until I went on the Play Store to redownload my apps, Play Store updated itself from 3.4.7 to 4.9.13. The problem reappeared. Uninstalling the update from Applications resets Play Store back to Play Shop, but if I go into it again, it auto-downloads the update again.
    How widespread is this - I googled at the time, and no-one was reporting it. This is the first post I have seen on it. Update - just seen one more referring to accented characters.
    I don't have the box checked for unknown sources enabled, and the only 'non-corporate' apps I have on the phone are:
    Battery Mix, eBroadcast, Equalizer, Swype + Dragon, and TransitTimes+. To rule out any conflict, have you got any of these installed?
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    Just set your system language to any other. And switch it back to English. Worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dronos View Post
    Just set your system language to any other. And switch it back to English. Worked for me.
    Yep, thanks mate - worked for me as well - simple fix.
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    Had the same issue, changing languages fixed it for me, thanks so much!
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    Resetting the Language will work..

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