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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having serious issues with my phone. I am not sure if it is a battery issue or if it may be a phone virus.

I downloaded the Avast virus protector app for my phone from the market. I noticed after I downloaded it that the battery life on my phone would die a lot faster than normal. I was already having battery issues but with that app the battery would die an hour after I fully charged it. It was absolutely ridiculous. So after a few days I uninstalled it.

Now after I uninstalled it, the phone has a serious problem with staying on 2 minutes off the charger. It will be fully charged and after a bit the phone will just shut down. I turn it back on and look at the battery level it shows in the yellow this is after several attempts to get it past the splash screen. I then plug the phone in and it will show battery level somewhere between 70 - 80%.

Anny suggestions on of this is a battery issue or if it is a virus?

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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is NOT a virus. There are no Android viruses. Antivirus on Android is a complete waste of time and may actually cause problems. There is Android malware, but that's another matter.

That said, it does sound more likely you have a battery problem than a software problem. Probably the only way to know for sure if it's the battery is try another one.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agreed, sounds like a crapped out battery.
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