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    Default How to get rid of virus?

    I use twitter and it sometimes brings me websites to look at Web page. I now have a virus. I'm getting pop ups a lot. For example, I will go to look at a text message and a pop up for singles websites or lawyers will pop up. I've never seen this before.

    How do I get rid of this virus?

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    Download avast and have it do a scan and see if it finds anything

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    download cm security free from the app store or 360 security those are 2 that are top grade as of now.good luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Dharma Jairam View Post
    I use twitter and it sometimes brings me websites to look at Web page. I now have a virus. I'm getting pop ups a lot. For example, I will go to look at a text message and a pop up for singles websites or lawyers will pop up. I've never seen this before.

    How do I get rid of this virus?

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    This is the first time I have ever heard of an Android device getting a virus.... especially from a web page. Are you sure that didn't download an app that spams you with push notifications?
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    if that the case and you are rooted you can download adfree from here=http://adfree.bigtincan.com/index.php install it and let it do it job

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    This is the first time I have ever heard of an Android device getting a virus.... especially from a web page. Are you sure that didn't download an app that spams you with push notifications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    This is the first time I have ever heard of an Android device getting a virus.... especially from a web page. Are you sure that didn't download an app that spams you with push notifications?
    Agreed. I would look over the apps you've installed in the past bit.
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    I really haven't installed any new apps. I tried all of the methods mentioned in this thread and I still have a virus.

    Every time I press the email icon to open my emails, the phone tries to automatically open chrome (my default browser) and take me to a website.

    Please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dharma Jairam View Post
    I really haven't installed any new apps. I tried all of the methods mentioned in this thread and I still have a virus.

    Every time I press the email icon to open my emails, the phone tries to automatically open chrome (my default browser) and take me to a website.

    Please help

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    Last ditch resort is a factory reset... You've pretty much exhausted any other option if you really haven't installed an app recently.
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    After thinking about it I did install an app for my kid and a keyboard app. Do you think uninstalling these will solve the problem? Or, should I do a factory reset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dharma Jairam View Post
    After thinking about it I did install an app for my kid and a keyboard app. Do you think uninstalling these will solve the problem? Or, should I do a factory reset?

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    I would uninstall the app(s) and see if that works. If not than do a factory reset and that will do the trick. An Android device getting a virus is something I have NEVER heard of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dharma Jairam View Post
    After thinking about it I did install an app for my kid and a keyboard app. Do you think uninstalling these will solve the problem? Or, should I do a factory reset?

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    Check this link out about Android and virus's:
    Apathy or Denial? Google Claims Security Unnecessary on Android Devices, Despite Warnings | Symantec Connect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dharma Jairam View Post
    After thinking about it I did install an app for my kid and a keyboard app. Do you think uninstalling these will solve the problem? Or, should I do a factory reset?

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    First go to your app manager and clear data/cache for each of the apps you mentioned. Then Uninstall those apps. Then do a partition cache wipe and you should be good without doing a factory reset.
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    After following the instructions for above, restart the device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmagid51 View Post
    After following the instructions for above, restart the device.

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    Yes.
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    I would go to Chrome and clear all defaults. Seems like Chrome is set to do an action when he selects something.
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    Avg Antivirus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dharma Jairam View Post
    I use twitter and it sometimes brings me websites to look at Web page. I now have a virus.
    Do you still enjoy using Twitter?
    If you want to prevent malware then never click on stuff you didn't ask for and/or that comes from an unknown source.

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