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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by rufford155, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This is on my Motorola phone.
    This app said it was downloading an update which went on for over 3 hours !
    Every other app and action went very, very slow.
    So I did a Force Stop and Disable.
    Then I got a pop-up saying I had a virus, so clicked OK which led me to TAPI Antivirus & Virus Cleaner Lock.
    I have not installed it.
    Any advice and/or recommendations much appreciated.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    you don't have a virus. what that was is called adware. it is a type of malware. android does not have viruses. you have to download and install malware. sometimes it comes with other apps. you download one app and it will automatically install other malware.

    so i would uninstall the anti-virus app and then delete any apps you have recently installed......that should take care of your malware issue. it also should help speed up your device.

    if you really want an app to protect your device, then try this one:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.malwarebytes.antimalware

    .....but like i said these types of apps are not necessary. you just need to be careful on what apps you install. you need to pay attention to what permissions the app wants before you download and install it. i don't have any such app on my device and i have never gotten any kind of malware on it.
     
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  3. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks for your reply.
    I have not installed any new apps for weeks.
    The adware appeared when I was opening EasyUninstaller which I have been using for years.
    I ignored it and installed nothing.
    I scanned with both Kaspersky Antivirus and Malwarebytes with nothing found.
    What I really need to know is (i) Why was Speech Recognition downloading an update for over 3 hours? and (ii) what do I need to do if it happens again? and (iii) Was I right to Force Stop and Disable it?
    It does seem to have disappeared from the apps list.
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what exact moto phone do you have? how much room do you have on your phone? do you have an sd card?
     
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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    This is a known glitch in the app itself.
    Google has to fix it on their end.
    Until then just let it run in the background
     
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  6. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
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    ocnbrze : Moto G4 ; 19.11GB used of 45.26GB including SD card
    Don't understand why you need this info !

    Dannydet : No good to leave running, was slowing everything else and draining battery !
    I think I have successfully uninstalled it - never used it anyway.

    P.S. Same thing has happened on my wife's Samsung so surprised there's not more here about it.
    Thanks a bunch Google !
     
  7. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
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    Until Google fixes, simplest way to fix is, uninstall the app and then reinstall, problem solved.
     
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  8. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks DonB, silly me never thought to reinstall !

    But might just leave it as I never use it.

    Was really surprised I was able to uninstall since you usually can't with Google's own stuff.
     
  9. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
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    You can always uninstall the recent updates, just not the app sometimes, then you can apply the update after and that also solves the issue sometimes.

     
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  10. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks again DonB.
    Maybe you could advise on this (to save starting a new thread) :-
    All the icons at top of screen - wifi, network, etc - have gone black instead of white, it's over a week now.
    Makes them difficult or impossible to see most of the time.
    Happened once before a year or more ago but corrected itself eventually.
    Is this another Google glitch ?
     
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  11. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
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    I don't have a Moto phone, but my best guess is you are most likely in Dark Mode theme, check in your settings/Displays/Advance/turn dark theme off

    If not, then hopefully someone here will chime in.


     
  12. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi DonB,
    No dark mode to be found on the phone !
     
  13. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
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    Then I;m not sure, maybe someone with a Moto phone can advise.
    What exact Model Motorola do you have, and if we have a sub section here for it, I can move this thread to that section, for more eyes and help

     
  14. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It's a Moto G4 but it's only Android 7 so that's probably why no dark mode.
    I'll think about a new thread if it doesn't go away like it did once before.
     
  15. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
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    Cheers, keep us posted

     
  16. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well, they are still black after all this time so I am starting a new thread.
     
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