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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by OolonColuphid, May 6, 2010.

  1. OolonColuphid

    OolonColuphid Newbie
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    I have recently been getting notifications of failed downloads of apps that I did not ask for. the app names are "Cool Sex facts", "Love Text", and "Porn Movies Private".

    When I select one of them, "Love Text" for instance, it shows me the android market entry for a different app that I already have installed, like "Speedtest.net"

    What's up

    I have a stock, non-rooted G1
     

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  2. Chroma

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    0.o

    Have you done a factory restore to see if that wipes it out? (Assuming there is Android malware...)
     
  3. OolonColuphid

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    Not yet. I just did a wipe last week to fix a downloading issue.

    Thinking about it a little more, if it was malware, why does it not succeed in downloading? Also, why when I select the "download unsuccessful" message doe it take me to a completely different app that I've installed (Facebook, Transdroid, etc.)?

    It's very weird. :thinking:
     
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    I can understand both really.

    No downloads, similar to the way bad programs won't let you install virus-detectors to get rid of the programs themselves.

    Re-directing you to buy crappy programs that make the malware dev mo money.

    I'm hoping that I'm wrong, no matter what, of whether this is malware or not.
     
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    Welcome to open source! I have had similar issues. Pain in the ass for sure.
     

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