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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by silasp, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. silasp

    silasp Newbie
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    Hi. I've had two unusual items appear on my two Samsung devices in one day. This seems most suspicious to me because I just the other day read an article about some new Android malware.

    On my Galaxy Tab A an Android-like icon I've never seen appeared on my home screen labelled "com.lat.activities" (see image). Googling that gave me nothing. I'm reluctant to click it. Has anyone seen that?


    Also, on my Note 8 a "Find My Mobile" notification with two ones below it keeps appearing. From what I've read this might happen after setting up a Find My Mobile account, which I haven't done.

    I would appreciate any help.

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  2. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Samsung claim (predictably) that only a small number of people were affected, but I know people who changed a bunch of passwords yesterday after suspecting they'd been hacked, so unless I'm somehow the epicentre of this (despite having a Samsung) I think they're trying to downplay the number affected.
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  5. silasp

    silasp Newbie
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    Thanks for the info on that Find My Mobile notification. I feel a little less paranoid about my phone. The tab is a different story. That is a peculiar icon.
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  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Regarding 'com.lat.activities.Main...' that's in that screen capture you posted, use any file manager app and look at your internal storage /Android/data folder. That's the general user location for most apps to store different config, settings, and other misc. data. That's the typical naming convention -- i.e. com.google.android.youtube, or com.sand.airdroid, or com.whatever. So while that may be tied to some unwanted malware the odds are there's an app you've installed or was previously installed with some kind of name with 'lat' in it or a name relative to the developer of the app.
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  7. Nia_Davis1

    Nia_Davis1 Lurker

    I had the same notification on my Note 8.
  8. silasp

    silasp Newbie
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    Svim, I followed the steps- opened My Files/Internal storage/Android/data. There were 1106 folders but none beginning with "com.lat." I did a search for "lat" but the only result was "platform".

    Curiouser and curiouser.

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