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S2 Skyrocket Virus Malware or Rogue Launcher App?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fueldSR, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. fueldSR

    fueldSR Lurker
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    I have been rocking the galaxy skyrocket for a month with no issues (and loving it!!!), I am running stock ATT glory and not rooted...

    Today while browsing a google search result, suddenly my phone switched to something that looked like a launcher screen and then suddenly went back to google. I worried some strange malware was loading so I immediately killed my browser and restarted the phone. When it rebooted my lock screen was replaced with some strange launcher app apparently??? ...And worse, whenever I hit the home button I get this strange launcher and I cannot figure out how to remove it. Its a huge pain because now I can't get to my actual home screen unless I hit back a million times.

    Does anyone have any idea what has happened?

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  2. fueldSR

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  3. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye

    EDIT: I found it,
    Look at #8 here: http://www.careace.net/2011/09/23/10-essential-tips-galaxy-s-ii-epic-4g-touch-users-should/

    As a side note:
    Download lookout mobile security from market and run it. That is where I would start.

    Last and worse case is to do a factory reset, but that is a last resort. I would also watch your AT&T bill, there is a lot of malware that will use your text messages to sign you up for "charge per text" type services

    Then go through your apps (menu --> settings --> applications --> manage applications) to see if there is one in there. What is weird is without root, an app should not be able to just install itself. Also do you have unknown sources checked?
    jslanger and Mr. Ed like this.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1850mAh battery.

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