is my phone infected?Support

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  1. randomstu

    randomstu Member

    since this week i have found that my phone is answering calls by itself and sending text by itself. i have used multiple antivirus apps and nothing happened. i only get my stuff from the google play store. it is really annoying to find out some person is messing with me. anyone can recommend a really good antivirus that at least does something (i have tried lookout, zoner, avg, norton, and avast) is it malware i dont know it is just a pain. if you suggest resetting my phone, will i still be connected to my network(verizon) and what is the best photo and contact backup app out there? thanks!!!!!!

  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

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  3. randomstu

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  4. randomstu

    randomstu Member

    i do have cinemark app. could i have turned cinemode on accident. the app never said cinemode was on and the text was "im at the cinema"
  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    Uninstall Cinemark and see whether the strange behaviour stops.

    My guess is this isn't a virus/trojan. Approximately 0% (rounded down) of strange behaviour that people think may be caused by a virus actually is.
  6. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Search on your phone for apps that have the permission for sending SMS.
    Excluding the known good apps might show the bad one :)

    It's easy to search when you use the free app Pocket Permissions for this job :)
    Launch the app and choose "Permissions" ... it'll list how many apps have which permissions and tap on 'Sending SMS' will list these apps.

    Good luck :)

  7. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member

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