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    Hello, I'm having a serious issue with the broswers in my phone, they all change the homepage to this website pioce dot com

    I tought it was adware, but nothing picked it up, and there's nothing on google, the website has no search results, but when typed in the adress bar, it shows the same as in my phone.

    Has anyone ever seen this?

    Thank you
     

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    Me too, same problem! no idea how to fix it!

    the phone is brand new, and I only used the browser on facebook and googlemaps, so I have no idea where this virus (if it is a virus) came from...

    Anyone can help? thanks...
     
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    Hi, same problem. I havn't find any informations about that, only this convetsation on this site. I only use news site from google news. ( no site olé- olé). Help us! Thanks!
     
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    Hello. Same problem. I dont know what to do.
    Perhaps the main reason is the chinese mobile ( leagoo elite 5 ) but no idea.
    I did a factory reset a couple of times and i supose it will be stop. Also i did a whois: pioce dot com, and I saw who is behind this, but not too much more. Anti virus / antimalware... Nothing is working. What kind of shit is this?

    Whois domain. pioce(dot)com

    Thanks.
     

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    Salut auxsig, i have leagoo élite 5 too. You have certainly find a part of the answer.
     
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    Hi Fatal Killah, thanks for your words.

    Couple of days ago I must restart my phone again, now I did with some application "disabled", and I have two ideas.

    Application disabled:
    Battery
    Opera and Opera store
    Leago share
    Beauty whatever.

    First:

    I though i must download something app wrong and when i restored the phone the virus come again. So now, i dont restore anymore by sdcard.

    What i did?
    Factory reset, download.

    Second ( paranoid mode):

    Chinesse are spying and some app send and transmit 'things'...
    What i did?
    Install a firewall and monitoring who is demanding permission for take my net.
    Perhaps is not the best solution but I still on it.

    Question.

    Is anybody a leagoo elite 5 too?

    And, when you are doing or not something with ur phone, sometimes the system 'take a break' and if you have the screen proteccion on, you must unlocked.

    Again thanks and I hope we can found the issue.

    See ya.
     
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    Hi auxsig, i have leagoo elite 5 too. I d'ont see the phone "taking a break" . i have installing malwarebyte and antiadware ( find on play store) . one time, the phone download a leagoos' update. It install beautymakeup and leagoo stade. Malwarebyte and antiadware say immediatly they are suspect applications. SO i have both disabled . the paranoid mode maybe is the good option... Sure Chinese are suspect. Do you sée what their forks look like? ;)
     
  8. Francis Hamer

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    Finally figured it out. There is some inbuilt malware in the Launcher, the application that controls the look of your phone, icon apps, wall paper etc.
    To get rid of the redirect clear data/cache of your Launcher App.
    It may be called something like Cubot Launcher, Leagoo Launcher, Ulefone Launcher or Ibingo
     
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    esterday I restart again the phone ( just 2 days free! ).

    I disable this apps...

    [​IMG]and also firewalling suspecting things...

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    and having a log about changing.

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    So, nothing happened and I had an stupid idea...

    As a simyo user and offcourse a user simyo app perhaps the malware comes with it... :/

    I found a place where leagoo elite 5 users are very very happy and nobody speaks about this so...

    here the place:
    http://www.movilesdualsim.com/tema/analisis-del-movil-elite-leagoo.152591/#post-1722752

    please share about your config / apps... and we will see if there are some coincidence.

    Again, thanks to all.
     
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    General Info
    There's something funny in-built into the Leagoo Launcher App which triggers the re-direct.
    Rather than factory reset, you only have to Clear Cache and Clear Data of this App.
    Unfortunately, you can't disable it
     
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    Same here. Nothing will stop this pioce.com nightmare, even restore. Pioce will appears again as soon is possible. Pioce is a present from Leagoo, it is malware and we must clean it. My phone is leagoo elite 5 and I have two same devices in my home with the same problem.

    I think that I found the solution! Now my phone is clean (I hope for ever). Pioce.com is hiding on leagoo launcher. What you can do?
    1. Install Sophos Security (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sophos.smsec). You will see there all the problems and you can delete many of them, but not all if your phone is not root. Disable all these apps from the settings/apps/all. Unistall programs with chineze letters. Beauty MakeUp it is a nice program but not safety.
    2. Clean cache, history, cookies etc (settings/apps/all): a) Leagoo launcher and b) Browser that you use (mine is UC Browser), c) all leagoo apps
    3. If pioce is still there, then you can change launcher (nova is nice) and browsers will be clean. You can test this, if you run your browser from leagoo launcher and after from nova (or else).
    4. There are two "clean" browsers: CM Browser ...sorry, I don't remember the other one. Pioce.com doesn't run there!
    5. For more security, block pioce.com in your router's firewall.

    Good luck :)
     
  12. Francis Hamer

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    Invited to join our conversation.
    Basically problem with Leagoo Launcher.
    Solution:
    1. Clear data/ cache of Leagoo Launcher,
    2. installed another launcher from Playstore eg Nova
    3. use that launcher as default instead
    Phone running OK since
     

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