Merry Christmas Virus Icon!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Saraein, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Saraein

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    Hi

    On my homescreen today I noticed a small icon with the words "Merry Christmas" on it. I believe it was a picture of santa claus.

    I clicked on it and it disappeared.

    Wondering if anyone else has had this happen and what it actually is.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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  2. Digital Controller

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    I have no idea what this is, are you sure you don't have an app somewhere that just sent out a greeting like that? I have heard of apps doing that, of course, this greeting does nothing and like you said, merely swiped away into nothingness.
     
  3. Saraein

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    I thought when I clicked on the icon, it would bring up the app that sent it, but when nothing happened I got curious to what it actually was.
     
  4. Digital Controller

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    Yeah that is completely understandable but what i said is probably what it ended up to be, just a greeting from an app that when clicked does nothing, nothing really surprising though, i know a few apps that do that.
     
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  5. Saraein

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    Well I guess I'll just leave it at that then. No need to get worried I suppose.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  6. Mikestony

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    Your phone is now infected with jolly good cheer from Santa Claus himself :)
    Nah, really, that is the first I heard of something like that, and like DC said, could be an app doing that so don't worry about it if nothing is acting wonky atm :)
     
  7. Hadron

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    If you get other unexplained things, try installing Addons Detector and scanning your phone for apps using Push notifications/advertising.

    Though as you'd imagine, push ads tend to be less obscure than that :)
     
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