1. jargos's Avatar
    I just inherited an Android cellphone from my son. It is an Onyx, Android version 5.0, model number AAP453G-1015

    It has a very nasty trojan on it, which I can't get rid of, with anything, including Malwarebytes, and various 'stubborn trojan remover apps' downloaded from Google Play Store.

    Nothing works.

    A Malwarebytes scan says 'your device has issues', then when I select 'fix now' it shows the problem, being ..

    Android/Trojan.Spy.Agent.el

    /system/app/OP_GoogleSearch/OP_GoogleSearch.apk

    Then when I confirm I want to delete the item, the only thing that comes up is

    'do you want to uninstall this app?'

    Selecting yes results in 'Uninstall 'Unsuccessful'

    I have done a factory re-set three times, and every time, it is still there. I have removed the SD card, changed sim card .. all to no avail.

    How do I get rid of this .. PLEASE ???
    04-16-2016 01:12 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome.

    When Factory Resetting, did you uncheck/untick Automatic Restore?
    If the cause of the trouble has got system-deep, it may be necessary to reflash the stock ROM.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-16-2016 04:42 AM
  3. jargos's Avatar
    Hello, belodion and thank you for trying to help.

    Yes, I unchecked Automatic Restore.

    Yes, it does seem to be system-deep. What does 'reflash the stock ROM' mean, and how do I do that please ?
    04-16-2016 08:37 AM
  4. jargos's Avatar
    Any further help much appreciated, thanks.
    04-16-2016 10:17 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    It means doing a fresh install of the Operating System. To do that you would need to connect your phone to a PC or laptop. Do you wish to continue? If so we may be able to guide you further.

    Read this to get some idea of what is involved, though it refers to Samsung devices:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=300296

    ...and another:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=499009

    Posted via the Android Central App
    H3aTeRzz likes this.
    04-17-2016 04:45 AM
  6. jargos's Avatar
    Yes, thank you - I want to continue.

    I have two computers. One Windows 7 laptop and one Linux Mint 17.3 desktop. Would much prefer to do the process on the Linux, as my business info is on the W7 laptop, and I don't want to risk corrupting that. But will do it on that if I have to.

    Please guide me further

    Jargos

    PS - I read the links and they were a bit beyond my paygrade.
    04-17-2016 05:55 AM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    I'm sorry, now that I look, I can find very little about your device. I recommend searching in XDA Forums, whose members are good at these things.
    The manufacturer's customer support site may also be able to help.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-17-2016 06:50 AM
  8. jargos's Avatar
    Ok, thanks anyway. I'll try XDA.
    belodion likes this.
    04-17-2016 08:29 AM

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