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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 04stangman, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. 04stangman

    04stangman Member
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    Can someone tell me what this is? After I got the Verizon update for my s4 last Thursday I keep getting this pop up screen then I click it and it takes me to an app in the app store called DU Battery saver and widget. I ca t tell where it's coming from or if it's a virus? Here is the screenshot of the pop up. A y help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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  2. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    Judging by the incompetent standard of English, I would say 100% that's a suspicious app trying to do something sinister to your device. An upgrade of firmware of any description will always be sourced from Samsung themselves, and this is definitely not from Samsung.
    Can you drag down the notification bar and does it have an entry in there? If so, long-press it and see what app is doing it.
  3. 04stangman

    04stangman Member
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    Thanks for your ideas.... I tried to pull down the notification bar hoping that I could long press the app and see where it s coming from but no such luck, nothing showed? I ran the Verizon security scan as well as another virus scanner and they both say my phone is safe? My guess is this thing is hiding in another one of my apps... but I haven't downloaded anything new for quite some time. I'm stumped. But, the last time I got this message I remember the little Android guy was eating the apple sign... this time its different?
  4. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    Try scanning with CM Security
  5. Pugs1957

    Pugs1957 Guest

    You might like to check this out _http://www.techhive.com/article/241967/sleazy_ads_on_android_devices_push_bogus_battery_upgrade_warnings.html
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  6. 04stangman

    04stangman Member
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    Thanks for that tip bro. That app found something called towelroot... whatever it was it's gone now. Your the man. :)
  7. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    That is just a potential security exploit.

    I'm not too sure if that will affect that message you've been getting. We shall see.....

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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