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My Droid is possessed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scgirl34, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. scgirl34

    scgirl34 Lurker
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    About a week or so after I got it, one morning I woke up to see that it made about 70 phone calls (primarily to about 5 different numbers, over and over). Verizon people never heard of problem. Got a new phone, but kept the tiny card with my numbers on it. Switched that card into new phone. About a week later, same thing, making phone calls, texting people jibberish, and even has opened applications (i.e., the "deskbell") and rang it repeatedly. Has also added apps onto home screen. Now what? Is my little card-thing with a virus or something that it is causing this to happen? Also, while it prefers to do this around 2 a.m. on, it does it when plugged in, when unplugged and at other times of the day. . .

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  2. ggp

    ggp Android Enthusiast

    hmmm, on so many levels, it does not sound to me like this person has ever even touched a Droid... :rolleyes:
  3. wtmann

    wtmann Lurker

    I have the Droid's European brother, the Milestone. I have never seen this happening at all. The behavior that you're describing does suggest a virus/trojan of some sort so I'd suggest you load an antivirus program and check it. You might also want to try putting in a new microSD and running it a couple of days just to see if this continues to happen. If it is a virus though, your card wouldn't be the problem -- the problem would be in one of your applications so you might want to check those too.
  4. ggp

    ggp Android Enthusiast

    The micro sd memory card does not store your contacts, those are saved in gmail, but I suppose it's possible that your personal files have a virus. You should remove your card, do a master reset and use a new micro sd card for a while. Only download apps from the android market. I find it hard to believe that Verizon would give you a new phone the first time without having tried a master reset, or at least running the phone in safe mode.
  5. DJInBoise

    DJInBoise Newbie

    It sounds a little strange to me and I've worked for wireless phone carriers in the past. I sometimes wonder with Android Apps how easy it is to get an app published. If it's still doing this with a new phone I would visit a VZW store. Do a search on Google and see if others have had this issue.

  6. spartan141

    spartan141 Android Enthusiast

    i think you should set up a camera and video tape it at night and see what its really doing. then post vid up here and WIN. j/k but seriously thats just creepy man.
  7. may2700

    may2700 Well-Known Member

    i agree, i think either the phone is possessed or someone is using the phone without your knowledge. i dont see how the phone can pull up your contacts and then activate the call button also. sound like a job for the ghost busters
  8. BSmith

    BSmith Member

    This has happened to quite a few people. I don't remember which thread the forum was on. Probably one of the other ones.
  9. scgirl34

    scgirl34 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    it was ringing the deskbell app when it woke me up at 4 a.m. on thanksgiving morning. at that point, it had already put the "coin toss" on my home screen, too, and made about 50 calls. the first time it happened, I was wondering if the cat got on the counter and was stepping on it, but that is not the case. I'm now wondering if it was the "cheap" AC cords I bought on Ebay. . .now I just turn it off overnight. I shouldn't have to do that tho.
  10. scgirl34

    scgirl34 Lurker
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    One day I was in the kitchen when my sister's phone started ringing. Mine was on the counter. My phone was calling hers. Nobody touching either. Hers was in her purse, mine on the counter. . .sounds like a virus to me?
  11. scgirl34

    scgirl34 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I have "Lookout", is that one okay?
  12. Haizum74

    Haizum74 Guest

    Do you sleepwalk?
  13. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    Who you gonna call?

    C'mon, someone had to make the comment.
  14. scgirl34

    scgirl34 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    no, I don't. As indicated, on Thanksgiving morning, the deskbell app woke me up and I went into the kitchen and turned the phone completely off.
  15. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    Ok, so the antivirus apps didn't turn anything up, have you changed out the SD card yet?
  16. Ghost Busters!

    had to do it
  17. majorpeace

    majorpeace Lurker

    You are not alone. My 1st Droid Eris ghost dialed over 50 times. It actually re-dialed the Verizon store rep after he called me in-store to test it. I would be holding the phone and sure enough it would call out several times. I thought maybe I had touched it. This occurred before I started downloading Apps from the approved Market. Or at least I don't think I had downloaded any Apps prior to the problem.

    I had a $1300+ phone bill when I normally have $200 for unlimited everything. What upset me is that I also had some other issues that were involved and so I was confused on how much overage was due to ghost dialing. I am not a NOOB but my face was red when I discovered I just ghost called my ex-fiancee and left a 40 minute eavesdrop while talking with my current girlfriend in the car.

    I have returned the phone and now I just found out I may have just ghost called on this phone. I will try the virus thinggy if I can find a good one.

    Let me know solutions Droid fans. I still love the phone and the sync with google apps is to Die for (and be ghost dailing forever).

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