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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GMannn, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. GMannn

    GMannn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've been getting a pop-up saying my battery has a virus , when online.
    Is this a real thing , or is it a scary tatic to download the app that is in the battery has a virus pop-up.

  2. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    No, that's not a real thing. Yes, it is just a scary tactic trying to trick you into installing some app/utility you definitely shouldn't.
    Hadron, ocnbrze, puppykickr and 2 others like this.
  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    It is poop.
    There are many of these crappy ads out there, some even claim to be right from Google.

    If you do not act within 4 minutes, your device will be locked after 24 hours.
    Click 'OK' below to remove viruses now.
    [ OK ] 3:59

    I have seen this one hundreds of times.
    If you click OK, it invariably takes you to some BS app in the PlayStore.

    This is how your phone gets a disease, and how users get frustrated.
    It is also how these devs get clicks and downloads.

    Any app that these ads lead to is junk at best, and spyware at worst.

    I use to make a point of leaving bad reviews and reporting the apps to Google- but it seems that they don't care or are part of the scam too.
    ocnbrze likes this.

moto g(7) play Forum

The moto g(7) play release date was March 2019. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 632 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

March 2019
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