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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default S2 Skyrocket Virus Malware or Rogue Launcher App?

I have been rocking the galaxy skyrocket for a month with no issues (and loving it!!!), I am running stock ATT glory and not rooted...

Today while browsing a google search result, suddenly my phone switched to something that looked like a launcher screen and then suddenly went back to google. I worried some strange malware was loading so I immediately killed my browser and restarted the phone. When it rebooted my lock screen was replaced with some strange launcher app apparently??? ...And worse, whenever I hit the home button I get this strange launcher and I cannot figure out how to remove it. Its a huge pain because now I can't get to my actual home screen unless I hit back a million times.

Does anyone have any idea what has happened?

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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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EDIT: I found it,
Look at #8 here: http://www.careace.net/2011/09/23/10-essential-tips-galaxy-s-ii-epic-4g-touch-users-should/

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8. Desktop Clock Mode

The Galaxy S II has a beautiful display, and some nice desktop docking options so it makes sense that Samsung has included a handy Desktop clock mode. Access it buy going to Applications > Clock > Scroll the top bar over to Desk Clock.

This mode will disable screen timeout and adds a new quick menu bar at the bottom:


As a side note:
Download lookout mobile security from market and run it. That is where I would start.

Last and worse case is to do a factory reset, but that is a last resort. I would also watch your AT&T bill, there is a lot of malware that will use your text messages to sign you up for "charge per text" type services

Then go through your apps (menu --> settings --> applications --> manage applications) to see if there is one in there. What is weird is without root, an app should not be able to just install itself. Also do you have unknown sources checked?
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The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket is AT&T's version of the Galaxy S II LTE. As one can figure, the phone features 4G connectivity via AT&T's LTE network. It was among the first phones on the carrier's network to feature next-gen... Read More

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