1. DemureVariable's Avatar
    I have a VkWorld Mix Plus.

    Whenever I get a google notification, uninstall something, or allow permissions the text becomes abscured with accents.

    Does anyone know why this is happening?
    Attached Thumbnails Why is my phone doing this?-screenshot_20180611-185618.jpg  
    06-11-2018 09:08 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this also happen in Safe Mode? On most Android devices, while powered on, press and hold Power until the Power Off menu appears. Press and hold the Power Off selection until the Safe Mode prompt appears. Tap OK.
    06-11-2018 10:18 PM
  3. DemureVariable's Avatar
    It does the same thing in safe mode
    06-12-2018 11:53 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try wiping the cache partition, which won't affect any personal data: VKworld Mix Plus - Recovery Mode - HardReset.info
    06-13-2018 02:28 AM
  5. DemureVariable's Avatar
    That didn't help. It still shows accents. What now?
    06-14-2018 09:30 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Has it always been like this? If not, I wonder if it's some kind of malware trying to disguise itself as legitimate system apps. The thing about that text is that someone had to make a conscious decision to replace the normal letters with the ones with diacritical markings, and those characters have completely different Unicode than the regular Latin alphabet characters. I can't think of any good reason to do this, apart from trying to fool the user into thinking these are legitimate system apps.

    Do all apps show up in those weird characters, or only system apps?

    Install and run a good antimalware app like Malwarebytes or Avast, and see if anything comes up.
    06-14-2018 11:21 AM
  7. DemureVariable's Avatar
    I used BitDefender and nothing came up
    Yesterday 11:53 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try a few more. A given antivirus app may still miss things.
    Yesterday 10:55 PM

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