12-13-2017 09:01 AM
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  1. Dankees's Avatar
    I'm suddenly getting these odd virus pop-ups.

    I haven't sideloaded any apps or anything.

    I downloaded a few new apps yesterday, including the Pro version of BK Plugin 2. Could that be it?

    Anyway, how do I get rid of this?

    12-12-2017 07:33 AM
  2. j_hansen's Avatar
    that's defo an app causing that, try and boot in to recovery and clear cache first, whatever you do, don't click the repair now option
    12-12-2017 08:02 AM
  3. dlalonde's Avatar
    If you're on a browser when this is happens then it's a kind of false ad. When you click on the repair button it makes you buy some crappy app. You can ignore it.
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    12-12-2017 08:10 AM
  4. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Adware.

    Delete or uninstall data and cache of browser.
    Use adblocking.
    Run Malwarebytes. Plus it can warn you if a site is or has phishing or other issues.

    Just turning off JavaScript also prevents cross-site issues.

    Samsung Internet supports adblocking extensions or there is full Adguard.com
    12-12-2017 08:24 AM
  5. Dankees's Avatar
    Thank you.

    How do I clear cache in Chrome Beta browser?
    12-12-2017 09:12 AM
  6. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Settings. Apps. Chrome Beta. Storage.



    Wipe cache partition

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    12-12-2017 09:27 AM
  7. Dankees's Avatar
    Thank you - I did all of those things.

    I hope that works.

    Also, I cannot seem to delete BK Plugin 2 and the Disabler. It won't let me Deactivate - can you help with that, please?
    12-12-2017 09:37 AM
  8. dlalonde's Avatar
    Thank you - I did all of those things.

    I hope that works.

    Also, I cannot seem to delete BK Plugin 2 and the Disabler. It won't let me Deactivate - can you help with that, please?
    If you made it a device administrator I believe you need to turn that off before.

    As for the ads they will come back since they come from the websites you visit themselves. They're not unlike the popup you get on your computer that tells you you've been selected for some contest. You can ignore them. That's been going on for quite a while.

    https://www.androidauthority.com/mob...re-ads-338182/

    If you're generally careful about what you install on your device, then you'll be fine.
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    12-12-2017 09:49 AM
  9. Dankees's Avatar
    So, BK Plugin is not the culprit?

    The phone wasn't letting me "Deactivate" them.
    12-12-2017 09:52 AM
  10. dlalonde's Avatar
    So, BK Plugin is not the culprit?

    The phone wasn't letting me "Deactivate" them.
    Oh no BK is not the problem here. Those are two seperate issues. It's just a coincidence.

    The way to uninstall BK is actually explained on the app page:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...bizsystems.mdm

    - Deactive Device Administrator permission of this app before uninstall normally
    - In other way, open this application, click on [Menu] (3 dots at top right corner)-> [Uninstall this app]
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    12-12-2017 10:13 AM
  11. Dankees's Avatar
    So, I shouldn't ditch it?

    Also, is there a place that shows optimal BK Disabler settings?
    12-12-2017 10:17 AM
  12. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    DEL
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    12-12-2017 10:30 AM
  13. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Sorry for duplicating, and can't find edit button.
    12-12-2017 10:33 AM
  14. Dankees's Avatar
    That's cool. Thanks for helping. I will try this later.
    12-12-2017 10:34 AM
  15. dlalonde's Avatar
    I can't say if you should delete it because I don't know the app itself. But given that it's not what's causing the initial issue you can consider keeping it.
    Dankees likes this.
    12-12-2017 11:14 AM
  16. Dankees's Avatar
    Thanks, I presume that's not the cause. What else could it be?

    How/where would it show me?
    12-12-2017 11:16 AM
  17. dlalonde's Avatar
    Thanks, I presume that's not the cause. What else could it be?

    How/where would it show me?
    The cause of the popups? It's just a script on a webpage, nothing more.
    12-12-2017 12:34 PM
  18. Dankees's Avatar
    I tried to swipe-screenshot one and I actually clicked one. Ugh.

    I've since wiped the cache partition and I rain Malwarebytes.

    I also have AVG (Pro) if that helps, and SD Maid Pro (if that helps) and Memory Booster Pro (if that helps).

    Insight, please.
    12-12-2017 12:58 PM
  19. dlalonde's Avatar
    I tried to swipe-screenshot one and I actually clicked one. Ugh.

    I've since wiped the cache partition and I rain Malwarebytes.

    I also have AVG (Pro) if that helps, and SD Maid Pro (if that helps) and Memory Booster Pro (if that helps).

    Insight, please.
    No you see that's the thing you're not infected by anything. Those popups are complete scams. They can't even access your file system to tell you you're infected.

    Now if you clicked the button but did nothing else you should be good. Normally, you should still have to authorize the fake AV app to be installed for it to do so. So check if there was an apk downloaded and if so delete it. Also, empty your browser cache. Then you can get on with your life with peace of mind!
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    12-12-2017 01:58 PM
  20. Dankees's Avatar
    I emptied the cache.

    Where would I see if a new APK downloaded? In my Downloads folder?
    12-12-2017 02:00 PM
  21. dlalonde's Avatar
    I emptied the cache.

    Where would I see if a new APK downloaded? In my Downloads folder?
    Yes
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    12-12-2017 02:27 PM
  22. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    There is malware that is in the category of "drive by download or infection."

    Not going to in plain sight. Bury itself in a folder with a null flag in a place outside norm like Downloads.

    Search for apps, for files of .APK type.

    ESET can help as will Malwarebytes.

    Malware is able to insert itself into memory and communicate to a C&C center server. If it stops communicating, send and install a copy again.

    As for javascript and other methods, Word .docx or pdf or graphic file types can embedded and hide malware...

    XDA talks about a vulnerability that will be with us until our systems move to 8.0.0 Oreo.

    New Android Vulnerability Tricks Users Into Recording Their Screen.

    https://www.xda-developers.com/andro...vulnerability/
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    12-12-2017 03:29 PM
  23. Dankees's Avatar
    I didn't find anything in there. Should I be in a special folder?
    12-12-2017 04:08 PM
  24. Dankees's Avatar
    Thank you.

    Does ESET have monthly fees? How does the free version work?

    Also, if I did have malware in an APK or a Word Doc or PDF, how would I find it/know?
    12-12-2017 04:13 PM
  25. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Phishing is still most common and opening attachments or clicking on links, designed and disguised to look legit.

    Or if downloaded and opopened.

    Hackers gained access to a trove of NSA goodies and toolkit, which are by nature stealth.

    Ransomware MN at even be used to distract user while harvesting files, identity, doxxing -- gathering sensitive information and threatening to release it if you don't pay up.

    That isn't what's happening here luckily.
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    12-12-2017 04:18 PM
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