1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi,
    recently I was billed for some extra expensive calls to abroad countries. I looked into my call logs and can't find any trace of any unusual calls. Could it be my Android device got infected with some kind of malware / virus and that malware made expensive calls without showing any trace in call history?
    No other person had access to my device, so that possibility is ruled out.
    I scanned my phone with Malware Bytes and didn't find any threat.
    Can you recommend any other antivirus software to scan my phone.

    Any idea?

    Thanks!
    10-18-2021 12:51 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, can look over this helpful guide here

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    10-18-2021 12:54 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! There is malware out there that can do it: https://observer.com/2017/07/this-ne...-phone-secure/. Android antivirus apps aren't that great, since they don't always detect every threat (and often bring up false positives). You can try Norton, Kaspersky, eSet, or any of the others from major security companies.

    The best thing to do is to avoid this kind of malware in the first place. See this: [GUIDE] How To Avoid Malware - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    belodion likes this.
    10-18-2021 01:17 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    If you are truly hacked/infected, then you have some major holes in how you handle device security. That should be addressed first, like never downloading random apps from pop-ups during browsing.

    I would also contact your carrier to dispute the charges and see if they can help you figure out where they came from. They may also be able to put an international block on your account so such calls are blocked regardless of how they are initiated.
    B. Diddy and J Dubbs like this.
    10-18-2021 01:54 PM

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