1. Jockyspider's Avatar
    I was typing some in and this came up in my predicted text box (mobile-gws-wiz-serp) any one got any idea is this a virus or anything
    08-31-2020 06:43 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone, and which keyboard app? If it was a word suggestion, then no, it's not a virus. It may be that you or somebody else typed something like that and one point, and the keyboard remembered it.

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    08-31-2020 07:16 PM
  3. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Hi I have never typed this is in and no one has used my phone and it's a Samsung a71
    08-31-2020 07:23 PM
  4. Jockyspider's Avatar
    And it was the samsung keyboard on google chrome
    08-31-2020 07:28 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It seems to be something that appears in the URL of a Google search "GWS" means Google web server, "SERP" means "search engine results page." I don't see how this could be related to anything malicious, though. Have you noticed any unusual behavior?
    08-31-2020 07:40 PM
  6. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Just a bit laggy but don't know if it cause I had malwarebytes on my phone
    08-31-2020 07:56 PM
  7. Jockyspider's Avatar
    I have also not visited any dodgy site or downloaded from any unknown site. I have since factory reset my phone if I did have anything on their would this of wiped it off
    08-31-2020 08:01 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try another keyboard like Google gboard see if it does the same
    08-31-2020 09:08 PM
  9. Jockyspider's Avatar
    I have since factory reset phone but still getting Google recatch even know I hadn't use internet
    09-01-2020 03:12 AM
  10. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Just let you know malwarebytes is coming up with no malware detected so surely can't be malware
    09-01-2020 03:39 AM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    It's impossible to get a virus or other malware via word prediction suggestions. Predictive text also doesn't rely on just your inputs, but may pull from results that other people used. This is a benign issue.
    09-01-2020 06:42 AM
  12. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Ok no one has ever used my phone only me
    09-01-2020 07:32 AM
  13. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Ok no one has ever used my phone only me
    I meant what others write on their own phones, similar to how Google's auto fill works when making a search entry. It can detect trends and unique queries to guess what it is too are typing out.
    09-01-2020 07:38 AM
  14. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Ok so is that why it came up in predicted text. Could I ask about why the Google recaptcha is always coming up when on 4g am on Giffgaff Uk
    09-01-2020 07:42 AM
  15. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Recaptcha is a curious being and Google doesn't publicize the algorithm for obvious reasons. I do know part of it involves checking if the interactions with the site are human-like. I.e. Loading a page and immediately clicking the recaptcha faster than a human could do it would indicate a possible problem. There is some machine learning involved, so hopefully it settles down for you after using it a bit. The factory reset may have delayed this.
    09-01-2020 07:51 AM
  16. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Ok so do you think their is malware on my phone or not .Malwarebytes came back all clear
    09-01-2020 08:02 AM
  17. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Ok so do you think their is malware on my phone or not .Malwarebytes came back all clear
    You have given us nothing to indicate malware, so no.
    09-01-2020 08:08 AM
  18. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Ok thank You
    09-01-2020 08:09 AM
  19. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Its just I saw that some said online it was malicious and obviously with the google recaptacha just panicked. And also that's why I factory reset my phone.
    09-01-2020 10:49 AM
  20. Jockyspider's Avatar
    This is the url I got from recaptacha just now https://www.google.com/search?q=android+device+forum&oq=android+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0l3.2043j0j4&client=chrome-mobile&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8[/url])
    09-01-2020 02:23 PM

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