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  1. enfuego360's Avatar
    I receive the fake text message today and I'm not sure what it is. I know its fake because my messaging app does not have a message in it. I think it's an ad but I'm not sure. The thing that scares me is that it is a virus.

    has anyone seen this before? does anybody know what it is?

    I don't want to open it, but I am curious what it is. what should I do? any help will be appreciated thanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Received a fake text message: is it a virus or an ad? (Screen capture attached)-screenshot_2013-08-20-19-39-51.png  
    08-20-2013 06:55 PM
  2. DROID1UP's Avatar
    Yeah that's an ad it has happened to me before

    Posted via Android Central App on DROID
    08-20-2013 06:58 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is that the icon for a text message or for an email?

    Try installing Lookout Ad Network Detector or something similar to sniff out any adware.
    08-20-2013 06:59 PM
  4. enfuego360's Avatar
    Is that the icon for a text message or for an email?

    Try installing Lookout Ad Network Detector or something similar to sniff out any adware.
    it is very similar to my text message icon, but not exact.

    Yeah that's an ad it has happened to me before

    Posted via Android Central App on DROID
    so is this something i should just erase and not worry about it? what happens if you click on it?

    by the way, thanks for the info.
    08-20-2013 07:26 PM
  5. DROID1UP's Avatar
    Just erase it and don't click

    Posted via Android Central App on DROID
    08-20-2013 10:32 PM
  6. dklimah's Avatar
    Thanks for the app look. I get these occasionally too. Not so much recently but it doesn't hurt to dl the app and have it scan your phone.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4
    08-21-2013 05:47 AM
  7. Technified's Avatar
    Yea I get those fake text sometimes too. I just delete them without opening them

    SENT FROM MY AMAZING NOTE 2!
    08-21-2013 06:04 AM

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