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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by dasmithjonesandfordc, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. dasmithjonesandfordc

    Thread Starter

    I've got a malware issue and have not been able to remove it.

    Issue -

    Phone is locked
    Unlock phone
    Screen opens to yahoo.search and news

    I don't have any yahoo apps on my device- Samsung S21 Ultra

    Anyone else?

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  2. dasmithjonesandfordc

    Thread Starter

    Screen shot uploaded...

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  3. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    Oh.. Look at your launcher that could be it :)
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would delete your most recent apps and work your way backwards as far as apps go.....usually adware such as this comes attached to an app you installed.
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Do a factory reset if all else fails
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    also i forgot to mention that before you delete the app to wipe cache and data for each app. sometimes these adwares gets stored there....and sometimes will also stay on the phone after you delete the app.

    so make sure that you wipe cache and data for the app before uninstalling it.
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