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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Exasperated, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Exasperated

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    Hi
    I have Desire HD and as far as I am aware I haven't downloaded any of the rogue apps that are listed as having malware within them.

    However, while I've had this phone, I have often tried out a few similar apps that I've ended up deleting and while I know I had none of the rogue apps actually still on my phone (before Google deleted them) but it is possible that I may have had either the Scientific Calculator or the converter or even the advanced barcode scanner temporarily on my phone before I settled for another app.

    How do I find out if I ever downloaded a rogue app as as far as I am aware, all the virus/security software does is scan current apps for problems and not the entire phone (ie if some malware is embedded, would one of the security apps find it?)
     

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    Thanks for the link, makes me feel more at ease lol ;)
     
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    google have emailed all effected users!
     

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