1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi. So, over the past year I've had a Galaxy A50, A8, A20, Motorola e5(?) Play, and now an LGE Q60. EVERY time I get a new phone, a few days later there are 250+ system apps, there are root files I can't open, vending, it tells me the available networks are Koodo, Telus, Bell, and Freedom. I'm with Koodo. When I do a deep disk scan there are cached images from Telehram, which I don't have an account for, with pornographic images, and everything in Persian, Thai, and a few other kanguages. All of which when translated on Google translate are sexually suggestive, almost like online sex chat rooms which I am not part of or interested in. I purchased a top up of 1GB of data for $22, the same day it was gone and I didn't leave the house I was using wifi all day. If my phone is being remotely accessed HOW do I find out from whom, and HOW do I stop it. Please and thank you. All of my personal information may be compromised.
    02-22-2020 12:48 PM
  2. ADubbleU's Avatar
    I have gone through about 5 phones this year trying to figure this out. Everytime I get a new phone it's going for a few days,then all of a sudden there are 250+ system apps on it. For example, folders such as use, TTS, x-bin, priv_app, vendor, fake-libs, etc. SO many. Vendor has the most files. Also, my gboard even when factory data reset and hard reset is done, always always has things myself or my boyfriend text regularly popping up in the predictive text. In did a deep disk scan and it revealed cached porn pictures, on Persian sex chatrooms on Telegram, Japanese porn, and messages I translated S&M style and trading coding files etc for pictures, videos etc. Also, texts embedded in images, photos that appear to be of regular things but hidden in them are sexual photos, or folders etc. I purchased a IGB data top up, while I was home connected to my wifi and it was gone in less than a day. I didn't move from my house. Is there a parent phone? Another sim? Are my files at risk? Someone please help! Thank you! I can't afford ANOTHER phone.
    02-22-2020 01:07 PM
  3. ADubbleU's Avatar
    02-22-2020 01:20 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, which phone ? System apps depends what manufacturer you have , like Samsung could have that many out the box or pixel will have less.
    For the pictures and text you see I'm not sure what to say , are you the only one that uses your phone?
    02-22-2020 01:36 PM
  5. ADubbleU's Avatar
    Yes I'm the only one. And it's an LG Q60..There are also a ton of apk apps that I don't have access to.
    02-22-2020 01:47 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    You bought it 2nd hand ?
    02-22-2020 01:49 PM
  7. dangerousfen's Avatar
    You bought it 2nd hand ?
    That's what I'm thinking.
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    02-22-2020 05:11 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's what I'm thinking.
    Yeah , I'm not sure what else could be happening.
    02-22-2020 05:26 PM
  9. dangerousfen's Avatar
    OP, you say "5 phones this year", it's not even the end of February yet.
    02-22-2020 05:48 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! When you set up a phone, are you immediately restoring a previous backup? The next time you set up a phone, set it up completely fresh (without using a previous backup), and don't install any 3rd party apps for a few days. See if that shows up again.

    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    02-22-2020 10:31 PM
  11. ADubbleU's Avatar
    I meant over the past year not since the new year. Lol
    02-22-2020 10:54 PM
  12. ADubbleU's Avatar
    No brand new...at the Koodo store. Not on a contract either. Bought it out brand-new on Jan 23
    02-22-2020 10:55 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged.
    02-22-2020 10:59 PM
  14. pgg101's Avatar
    Just wipe the device clean and only install apps you trust. Use a burner phone for games and porn
    02-22-2020 11:11 PM
  15. ADubbleU's Avatar
    The phone has been wiped, all accounts signed out Me removed, factory data reset and hard reset. Multiple times. It doesn't work. Which is why I think someone is remotely accessing my device from a parent phone. Does anyone know anything about this?
    02-23-2020 04:08 AM
  16. methodman89's Avatar
    If this doesn't happen in Safe mode, the only thing you didn't mention replacing is your Sim card.
    Good luck
    02-23-2020 06:22 AM
  17. Rukbat's Avatar
    Did you reinstall the same Google account and allow it to sync an older backup? If you did, do a factory reset after removing the Google account, then don't do a restore or sync, and see what happens. (If you started with a phone that had all that junk, and kept restoring backups, the junk would keep reappearing.)
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    02-23-2020 02:18 PM

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