1. AC Question's Avatar
    Have a Cubot p9 mobile that's around 2 years old it has just become riddled with a virus that keeps draining battery running apps & down loading various crap including strange apps from china
    02-10-2016 05:26 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It's possible, but it's more likely that the malware is on the phone's internal storage. Does that behavior persist after a factory reset, keeping the SD card out of the phone?
    02-10-2016 07:39 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If malware installed itself to the root, then a factory reset may not actually get rid of it as well (which would be another reason why it seems to keep coming back). I believe that would require reinstalling the firmware.
    02-11-2016 11:05 AM
  4. Rainmon's Avatar
    I've had a similar issue and did 4 factory resets on my Alcatel OneTouch Flash, now it seems to be running well (touch wood) but have removed the SD card. Now I have put the sd card in my computer and reformatted it, so I am contemplating whether I should put it back in or look into rooting the phone. Does anyone know if a virus has attached itself at the root level if rooting will allow you to remove it or what the best solution is to confirm or resolve?
    08-05-2016 08:38 PM

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