1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I just got this phone an hour ago. Had to give up my old phone and SIM card because I had a fake Google Play Store on that phone. How do I know that that isn't on this new phone?[
    08-23-2019 08:38 PM
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    08-23-2019 08:48 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    You had something similar to google play store? Because I never seen Google play store fake out there.
    08-23-2019 08:49 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! ePDG means Enhanced Packet Data Gateway, and doesn't have anything to do with hacking: Enhanced Packet Data Gateway (ePDG)

    XCAP stands for XML Configuration Access Protocol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML_Co...ccess_Protocol

    In short, I wouldn't worry about it. Here are my suggestions for avoiding malware:

    For the most part, it's still quite difficult to get an actual virus on your phone, because malware requires you to manually accept the installation (which is why they try to fool you into thinking you're installing something legitimate). Use common sense:

    1. Avoid shady websites that deal with things like porn, gambling, and "free" (aka pirated) apps/music/movies.

    2. Never ever tap on a link that appears in a popup while browsing, especially if they're warning you that your phone is infected -- they're just trying to scare you into installing some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably malicious itself.

    3. Only install apps from well-established app sources like Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore. Read a bunch of app reviews before installing an app to look for any complaints about adware or suspected malware.

    4. Turn on Google Play Protect features in Settings>Google>Security (or in the Play Store settings). This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware.

    5. Turn off "Unknown Sources" in Settings>Security (or in Special App Access on newer phones). This prevents any app that wasn't obtained from Google Play Store from being installed (which could include malicious apps that are inadvertently downloaded).
    08-23-2019 10:59 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    Presumably you installed some app which then prompted you to install the fake Play Store app, which you then did, and then discovered the unpleasant consequences of that action. Also, you presumably did not uninstall both apps in order to render the phone usable again.
    Hopefully you reported the apps to Google, who would immediately remove them from the Play Store.

    LG phones definitely do not have fake Play Store apps preinstalled.
    08-23-2019 11:11 PM

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