Hi, I joined this forum because everyone seems pretty knowledgeable and helpful so hopefully someone can help me out. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 through iWireless (a TMobile affiliate) yesterday I got on my phone and while I was on the home screen a little box popped up saying my phone might be infected click for information. It looked like it was an android message so I clicked on it and it pulled up my Internet and sent me to a weird looking URL. When the page was done loading it said my phone was infected with a virus and may crash, click on this link, but I didn't trust it so I immediately exited out of the page. I downloaded AVG antivirus and ran a scan and everything came up clean, except the settings. I clicked on the notification and it said "unsecure privilege mode, detected, your phone is running in high privilege mode (it's rooted)" I had no idea what it meant so I started looking for info online. I found a couple sites that said sometimes AVG says that, even though you're phone isn't actually rooted, so I did what it suggested and downloaded root checker and checked if it was rooted. It said that, yes, my phone is rooted. I thought maybe my son had done something to my phone, so I downloaded root checker on my husband's phone (my son doesn't play with his) and it says his is rooted too. I had no idea what that even was so I've been looking around and from what I can tell you have to go through a whole process to actually root a phone, which neither me or my husband ever did yet both of our phones are rooted. Could my phone have come automatically rooted out of the box? If not could an app with a virus or malware or something have remotely rooted my phone and be steeling my information or harming my phone? From what I've read I wouldn't mind my phone being rooted, but I didn't root it and don't know how it got rooted and that's worrying me. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.