1. wynand32's Avatar
    Anybody else ever get a random download of an app or file with Chinese characters? Happened on my Epic Touch over the weekend, and then on my wife's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. Didn't do anything to kick of a download anytime close to when this happened, on either device.
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    05-29-2012 11:53 AM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    It sounds like a rogue app doing that. I read somewhere That downloading Look Out Mobile or something like that will tell you who the culprit is.

    I used to have an app that would download apps and place an icon on my homescreen.
    05-29-2012 01:25 PM
  3. wynand32's Avatar
    Yes, thanks, I downloaded Lookout and it hasn't reported anything yet. Its scan was clean, so maybe if it monitors activity it will find something suspicious.
    05-29-2012 01:36 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    For safety measures I'd suggest a factory reset and re download apps one at a time.

    Do you know the name of the app which was installed? Do a search and see if others report the same download.

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    05-30-2012 12:26 AM
  5. fallonjp's Avatar
    I woke up to this same thing this morning on my Verizon GNex. I dismissed the notifications (there were 2) before getting a screenshot thinking I would find them in my file explorer. No luck.

    I installed Avast and ran a scan of all apps and the SD card and it didn't find anything. Anyone know what these might have been? I'd really prefer not to have to do a full wipe.

    Thanks.
    06-11-2012 09:35 AM
  6. wynand32's Avatar
    This doesn't seem to be an app that downloads, it seems to be a link. My wife accidentally clicked on it after it downloaded, and it loaded up a Web page and started downloading a different app. She cancelled the download and so we couldn't see what it was (maybe it's in here history somewhere? I'll have to look).

    Lookout didn't find anything on hers either.
    06-11-2012 09:44 AM
  7. jfa2012's Avatar
    i get notifications that are shaped like a text message but the edges of the text message icon is cut instead of a sharp edge. Also its in chinese when i check it with some numbers.

    When i press it, it gives me two choices both in chinese.
    i pressed the one on the left and it installed something on my phone which idk. then it came up again and i pressed the one on the right, it didnt do anything so probably that was like a "No thanks" button. And in my SD card, i cant get rid of this folder "KkDownApps". i think thats where that chinese thing was installed.. IT INSTALLED AN APPS LIKE A MESSENGER KIND.

    i get these fake message notifications on random times of the day..

    how do i get rid of it? please help!!
    07-05-2012 10:13 AM
  8. jfa2012's Avatar
    i get notifications that are shaped like a text message but the edges of the text message icon is cut instead of a sharp edge. Also its in chinese when i check it with some numbers.

    When i press it, it gives me two choices both in chinese.
    i pressed the one on the left and it installed something on my phone which idk. then it came up again and i pressed the one on the right, it didnt do anything so probably that was like a "No thanks" button. And in my SD card, i cant get rid of this folder "KkDownApps". i think thats where that chinese thing was installed.. IT INSTALLED AN APPS LIKE A MESSENGER KIND.

    i get these fake message notifications on random times of the day..

    how do i get rid of it? please help!!
    07-05-2012 10:18 AM
  9. kellyhicks85's Avatar
    This is exactly what happened to my phone recently. I think its something associated with a game from google play that I downloaded a while back. Unfortunately i don't remember what. WhAT DiD you do???? this has been a few years back for you. I was wondering, thanks.
    03-28-2014 01:42 PM
  10. 201's Avatar
    yes its making me crazy. every time i open my phone i find several apps installed automatically on my home screen. others appear as a notification with chinesee characters under neath them. do any one know how to get rid of them??
    i already tried factroy reset, disable allow installation from non market, disabled auto update apps....i dont know what else i can do
    11-19-2015 07:35 AM
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