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playin with a virus

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by hankusmaximus, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. hankusmaximus

    hankusmaximus Member
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    I have a pet virus and I've been playing with it all day. At first my phone smoked a bit but the creator was benevolent enough to leave a back door (they sometimes do, like an inherent permission game), but I would like to identify its owner so I can send them a fruit basket for erasing one hundred of my friends from my contacts, jk, but rather they forced me to do so, lol, but I want to reformat this ten dollar mini sd without using my computer while the virus is still in the system storage, for fun, any ideas
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  2. Rxpert83

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  3. hankusmaximus

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    I got into the storage through the camera because that creepy virus was to taping me but only after I changed to the proper wallpaper, it was a weird deal, I think some of it was fake, it kept popping up pages of programs and they looked like a version of said prbut it works for me nowogram drawn by a grade Schooler with colored pencils, but it works foot me now, I'm milking reports and other out of it
     
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Hi Hank, I'm not really sure what you're getting at either? Could you start at the beginning please?

    Do you believe your phone is infected with a virus and you'd like to get rid of it?
     
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  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Hey Hank, I read your introduction so I kinda get what's going on. First I want to be absolutely sure that your problem is the phone itself and not your accounts.

    Can you confirm that this ONLY happens while the phone is on? If something was mining your personal data for your credentials, they may be using them without the need for a phone.

    If your phone is not rooted and you have performed a hard reset (did you do this through settings or the recovery menu?) there really shouldn't be any residual malware lurking about, unless you have reinstalled the offending app.

    As El Presidente asked, we'll need more specific information to help you out, but here are some general observations.

    If your phone is rooted and you have installed something into /system, without knowing specifically where it is, a factory reset will not remove it. What you will most likely need to do is to reflash the stock firmware, which essentially replaces every file on your device with a clean copy. To be absolutely sure, you will want to reformat the internal storage partition on your phone as well. If I am not mistaken, that's a 3 GB partition on the Blaze? If you have an external MicroSD card that you suspect is compromised, you may want to format that as well, which is done from the phone menu>settings>storage.

    Let us know what we can do to help.
     
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