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Old July 6th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #26 (permalink)
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So, I downloaded airpush detector and it says I have no app that uses airpush. Well considering I've never gotten an ad notification, I guess the app is correct.

Originally Posted by Lizowski View Post
Look out for this - I had a similar ad show up in my notification bar a few weeks ago and when I clicked it to make it go away, it actually appeared to have put a trojan of some sort on my phone that started deleting all of my apps. The only way I could make it stop was to do a factory reset. I was freaking out because I was basically watching things disappear and all I could think about was how I use my phone as an alarm clock. Beware what you click!
Based on what I've learnt of how Android works, this is really impossible to happen. What ever you clicked on would most likely be a site (or direct you to the market). To be able to uninstall app, that thing NEEDs that permission from you first. So unless 1) you installed an apk that 2) allows it to uninstall apps. Which 1) an app cannot be installed without your consent. So yeah, I don't think this is possible for you to download a 'trojan' based on the design of Android.
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