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    Default May have a virus

    I checked my notifications today, and I had a notification to download Facebook for Android from a gibberish website. The notification had a green + sign as the icon. I already have Facebook for Android installed. Any clue what this is?

    Also, I use AVG Antivirus for my phone...should I think about getting a different one?
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    You might want to check using Airpush, from the Market.

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    Do what Frank says asap.. I was getting similar crap & by using that app I found that there were crap apps I had that were pushing ads directly to my phone.. Since I did this all is well..
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    You don't have a virus just bad apps spamming the notification bar. If u run that app you problem will be gone. Even though I wish Google would crack down on these apps
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    Quote Originally Posted by electriclineman View Post
    Do what Frank says asap.. I was getting similar crap & by using that app I found that there were crap apps I had that were pushing ads directly to my phone.. Since I did this all is well..
    crap apps, that made me laugh

    thanks
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    It would only be too easy to blame it on a virus... sadly Android based systems are rather difficult to program old-fashioned proper viruses. Nope, instead we get that crap adware and spyware piggy-backing on applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortiel View Post
    It would only be too easy to blame it on a virus... sadly Android based systems are rather difficult to program old-fashioned proper viruses. Nope, instead we get that crap adware and spyware piggy-backing on applications.

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