someone please help me get this spy crap off my phone....
Spyware as in your wife or girlfriend put something on it to spy on you? If that's the case, text one of your buddies how fat you think she's getting.
You'll know if there's spyware on your phone in less than 10 minutes.
lol,,,, yes its driving me crazy
im pretty sure but dont know how to get the <crud> off
Do you have Lookout or one of the antivirus apps? Aren't they supposed to stop, and/or remove this stuff?
do you know which App was installed that she's using to spy on you?
What makes you think you have spyware in the first place?
Dump the woman. If she is spying she doesn't trust you, no trust=its over already...
If you are certain you have spyware on your phone, then starting from your home screen:
Press the menu button (lower left hand of the phone)
Select Manage Applications
You can uninstall the app from here, but if you aren't sure WHICH app you have installed, simply list them all and we will help you figure it out.
Are you being sarcastic in this post with response to his "wife/gf spying on you" or do you really have snooping apps? Or are you referring to malware when you say spyware?
Who cares what it is...Wipe the phone, and in the future bewae of what you/others are installing
Honestly, what I would do is wipe the phone clean and start from scratch, then once it's back up and running add some security to it. Perhaps search the Market for an app that forces you to enter a code to unlock the screen instead of the connect-the-dots thing??
Oh, and if you truly think she's spying on you, try to get proof first (search the phone for a spy app if you can) then go to her with your proof and tell her that (as mentioned above) no trust = no relationship.
He could be talking about Google sync for all we know.
No, he isn't - I've checked it out. My girlfriend is being harassed by a criminal thug who has been in a mental hospital. There are multiple stalker/spyware apps out there for the android. And no one will stop it until she is hurt or killed. A guy in Chicago just used software like this to stalk a girl and then he tracked her and killed her. This is fully evil software.
It has me SERIOUSLY angry at Android and so I'm done with their OS until they make it secure - at least have a novice level where this cannot be installed.
I am in the process of trying to find some working malware/spyware removal tools. Seriously, this is beyond some sad guys worried about infidelity nonsense, this is being used by some very SICK individuals (as I mentioned) and it is easy to put on the device.
I have been to the police but they are technically incompetent to deal. Much of it is hidden at such a deep level you have to wipe everything to get rid of it. And even then it might survive in the cloud.
All you doubters are just plain stupid. Sorry, but you are not informed.
So far I have tried AVG, but I am not sure if that will do it. Looking now and will hopefully find something.
The criminal I am talking about has already used this to determine when she isn't home so he can break into her house. And to listen to her calls and harass her friends.
If someone has experience with removing this crap, be a decent person and tell us how to get rid of it. You actually may be saving someone's life.
I've seen the webroot guys commenting on this thread before. Maybe you could PM to see if there software can do anything for spyware.
Examples of this alleged spyware please?
By all means feed the troll. Just watch your hands....
Anyway, a total wipe will solve your problems. And as others have said, trust is a big deal. Sort that out, too.
Well don't let them near your phone then. You can't remotely install an app without them noticing.
Whatever he's smoking, I want some.
What evidence do you have that you even have spyware on your phone? And if so there are applications that will tell you if you have it or not...plus if you really thought you had spyware I'm pretty sure you know how to get it off. I wouldn't even worry if I were you, your fine
LOL nice troll.
So how do you know who the as you put it the criminal thug is and that he was in a mental hospital? Seems like you know too much detail but yet the cops refuse to help? Show us these apps that has these programs in them. You wont because they dont exist. Go back to playing with your iphone.
all they need is access to their google account to install anything from the market remotely.
All it takes it's to forget to log out.
Security is an understandable concern, but let's put things into perspective here.
True if the account is compromised to the extent of the user name/password being known to another party.
True only if the other party has access to the handset/PC used to log-in and "Stay signed in" is selected. The Market account cannot be accessed from another PC, even if the user is signed in on another, without entering the correct user name/password.
The "....successfully installed" notification that appears after a remote Market install should also be a giveaway that something has happened. Afaik that is unavoidable with Market apps.
Finally, I'll note that the OP not only gave no further details of his "spyware" but hasn't been active since his last post in this topic, and also that the thread was brought back to life by a newly-registered member with the username "iphoneuser1". I can be as sympathetic as the next person, but given the above I'm intrigued how a "criminal thug" managed to install such software on another person's handset without their knowledge.
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