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  1. vpl's Avatar
    I've been infected by a trojan recently on my Samsung S2.
    I have different application that are installed (games etc ..) without any notice.
    I've installed MacAFee and he detected different thread
    - TimeService
    - MonkeyTest
    - HTML Viewer
    - com.android.provision.conf
    MacAFee peridically propose me to remove them. Some of them (TimeService & MonkeyTest) can be removed. For the other one the "uninstallation not successful)

    The only information I've found on the web is here:
    https://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/trojan-hides-rom-android-device

    My device is not rooted.
    I've done 2 times a factory reset. The trojan is still their (in ROM)

    Is their somebody who faced similar issue and could help me ?

    Regards

    Vpl
    06-09-2015 04:54 AM
  2. Munir Dantata's Avatar
    hi,
    #Monkeytest.apk #TimeService.apk

    Am having same problem for a week now. i hard reset without connecting to google account and voila.. the apps are back. i dont know how or when they got stuck into the ROM, but they just re-appear as soon as you un-install.

    they keep poping ads by google and randomly install wasabee.apk or other similar application.

    AVG detects them as threat/virus and uninstalls but cant prevent them from installing back,
    so you keep removing them every 5mins they come back.. its so annoying. Hope they are
    not steeling payment information from google.

    Regards.
    06-10-2015 04:31 AM
  3. shepe's Avatar
    tengo el mismo problema, yo reinicie el celular de fabrica e instale UNISTALLER PRO y CONGELE esas aplicaciones y tambien SYSTASK, COM.ANDROID.PROVISION.CONFIRM y mi celular volvio a responder de manera normal, pero claro esta no es una solucion, si al caso temporal, espero les sirva y que podamos encontrar una verdadera solucion, exitos!!!
    06-13-2015 08:11 PM
  4. Ferdinand Khaute's Avatar
    I want to get rid off Monkey test malware and time service. I have Uninstall many times but whenever I on my data I comes back. My clean master has has reported as a threat . Help me please

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-15-2015 12:42 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If you have continued problems, you may want to do a factory reset. Make sure your important data is backed up or synced beforehand. Also, go to Settings>Backup & Reset and uncheck "Automatically Restore."

    After the reset and the Setup Wizard, go immediately to Google Play Store and stop any apps from automatically installing. Now start reinstalling your apps one by one, and be on the lookout for the return of this malware, since it may have come attached to some app you installed.
    06-15-2015 01:31 AM
  6. Prakash Subramanian's Avatar
    Try CleanMaster Security(CM Security)App....
    06-15-2015 05:15 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try CleanMaster Security(CM Security)App....
    Welcome to Android Central! It seems that the OP already has CleanMaster installed. Personally, I would shy away from CleanMaster or anything that Cheetah Mobile makes, because of some of its questionable practices (including adware, and how it promotes "boosting RAM" in ways that are counterproductive from the Android system standpoint). I'd suggest Malwarebytes, and maybe Lookout.
    Crashdamage likes this.
    06-15-2015 03:31 PM
  8. fulamax's Avatar
    Hello there, Im need help to make this app removed completely as it is now keep auto installing themself.

    I had google for a solutions and found some which advise the following:

    1) Going to Settings>Security and uncheck Unknown Sources
    2) Going to Settings>Backup & Reset and untick Backup my data and Automatic restore
    3) Going to Playstore>Settings and untick Apps were auto-updated

    However the problem still arise.

    Thanks in advance guys
    07-08-2015 11:15 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's probably due to some other app you installed. Or it could be malware. You may have to uninstall apps one by one until the behavior stops. Alternatively, you could do a factory reset--then, after the Setup Wizard is done, go immediately to the Play Store and stop any app that might be automatically reinstalling.
    fulamax likes this.
    07-08-2015 01:47 PM
  10. fulamax's Avatar
    Thanks B. Diddy, got rid of the apps however not quite sure which apps was the culprit lol...
    Unfortunately, other apps than that two had been installed hahahaha so I think I need to do factory reset which I try to avoid.

    Could you help me about how to backup SMS, phone contact, call list and email?

    Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH 7047D using Tapatalk
    07-09-2015 06:40 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    SMS Backup & Restore is one of the more popular SMS backup apps. You can also backup your call log with Call Logs Backup & Restore.

    What email service and email app are you using? Your email should remain available on the web, so it'll just sync automatically. The exception would be if your email account uses a POP3 server, and you're using the stock Email app. In that situation, any email that synced with your phone may have been deleted from the server already.

    For contacts, the ideal situation would be if all of them were associated with your Google account, because then they've already synced automatically with your Google Contacts in the cloud, and will resync back to the phone after a factory reset. But if they're associated with the Phone account, you'll need to sync or back them up using a 3rd party app (or export them and then reimport them after the factory reset).
    07-09-2015 01:22 PM
  12. niko fuser's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have same problem. I did many things(factory reset,wipe reset ,Antivirus programs) but it doesn't work. Also my phone freeze if i use same apps. Pls help me.
    07-25-2015 03:07 PM
  13. Rick Das's Avatar
    buddy it's not working..
    give me a solution. it's irritating.
    07-26-2015 07:58 AM
  14. Rick Das's Avatar
    it install itself. run itself.
    please help me.
    07-26-2015 08:01 AM
  15. taife32's Avatar
    it install itself. run itself.
    please help me.
    Can you give more information, I have no idea what's going on here. If you ask your question providing more information, that improve your chances of someone knowing the solution to your problem.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
    07-26-2015 10:05 AM
  16. AC Question's Avatar
    I got infected with two malicious apps called Monkey Test and Time Service. They came through an app called memory boost. I uninstalled those apps but they install themselves when the phone reboots. The keep on downloading apps randomly. I am rooted so I have frozen them with lucky Patcher but I want to get rid of them. I tried using root explorer and went to data/app. There I found the apk files of monkey test and time service. When I try to delete the apk I get an error saying 'delete failed'. I tried using other file managers like ES File Explorer and FX but still they did not get deleted. Please help me.
    07-26-2015 10:52 AM
  17. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome to AC.

    Check whether there's anything suspicious in Settings, Security, Phone Administrators.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-26-2015 02:33 PM
  18. Vedic Vastu's Avatar
    hello everybody, first download macafee .....the copy it's apk file to sdcard... then copy it and ur data to computer....
    then format sdcard.... delete everything from phone storage..... go to setting backup&reset rest and erase everything....
    then after restart don't.... don't.... don't connect to the internet..... go to setting app and disable time service..... then install mcafee.apk....then go to security and disable allow installation from unknown source.... restart ur mobile


    very important..... if you connect internet through wifi.....after every reset.... then connect through mobile data


    very important..... if you connect internet through mobile data.....after every reset.... then connect through wifi

    Active macafee.... he show you timeservice is not safe.... but mcafee is not able to remove.... but your mobile is safe...


    This come from porn site/app......

    Ravi.....
    08-09-2015 08:46 AM
  19. Naveen Nalwa's Avatar
    Simple 1st you can unistall = monkey test and time services in setting...then 2nd work go in settings } unknown source = off.. then 3rd main work go to in setting and then (app permissions) = On please.... In your kitkat version thanks
    08-19-2015 02:51 AM
  20. Hedaytul Islam's Avatar
    hi also having this same problem in my cellphone LG E455 Android 4.1 jelly bean. please help
    08-19-2015 05:30 AM
  21. TheShowOff's Avatar
    Its simple
    Follow my step
    1st go to Settings - Security - untick Unknown Sources
    2nd Settings - Backup & reset - untick on Back up my data and automatic restore
    3rd Settings - Apps - Download tab and uninstall both apps then slid and go to All tab and Disable both apps.


    Thanks in advance
    08-20-2015 02:26 PM
  22. AC Question's Avatar
    when i m removing that app its come again.so what can i do
    08-22-2015 04:39 AM
  23. AC Question's Avatar
    unfortunately, monkey test has stopped
    08-25-2015 11:56 AM
  24. Jules Ivan Garay's Avatar
    This malware is very hard to delete! even if you root your phone and download root uninstaller. No android software can fix this. WHAT SHOULD WE DO? First, connect your device on PC (MTP mode!) next, enable USB DEBUGGING MODE!. then, Download MALWAREBYTES on the PC! Finally, OPEN MALWAREBYTES AND SCAN FOR MALWARE. If it says restart your computer, then do it!
    NOTE: Do not unplug your device yet, Wait until the windows is finally on.


    after you unplug your Device, check your device if the malware is lost! ENJOY!

    This works well to me! try it!
    08-26-2015 05:35 AM
  25. delmaracer's Avatar
    No matter what I do to get around the trojan, I can't. That means I would have to select either 'Always' or 'just once' and both of those options scare the hell outa me! WTF?
    How do get around this so I can get to my settings?
    Thanks,
    desperate
    08-27-2015 12:12 AM
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