July 15th, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Phone instantly lost 20 MB of memory
I've been an Optimus V user for about two months now and I LOVE it! Any questions I've had in the past I've been able to resolve here, until last night.
I realized I had two separate launchers installed so I dumped Launcher Pro to use GO Launcher EX (which I had anyway because I'm using GO Contacts). After configuring GO Launcher I saw a news headline that caught my eye and clicked on it. I shared that article on Google+ and when I went back to the article I may have clicked on the wrong link--a screen came up giving me what looked like some ads. I closed my browser.
Immediately afterward I received a "Low Phone Storage" warning. I couldn't understand this because I checked after configuring GO Launcher and I had 21 MB. Now I had 81 KB. I hadn't installed any new apps that day and I use AVG to check all my new aps.
The only thing I could figure is I picked up some malware or a virus so I did a full factory restor on the phone. It's working fine now with a minimum of reinstalled apps. Going forward, my questions are:
1) Has anybody else had this happen?
2) How can I prevent this from happening in the future? (I now have AVG, Lookout, and DroidDream Cleaner)
3) Is it worth it to pay for Lookout Premium or some other app or is the free version good enough?
One more bit of info--I do download apps from both the Market and Amazon but nothing out of the ordinary. So no apps that a someone might be developing and needed me to test.
Thanks in advance for your help!