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  1. k4df4l

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    Two times since getting my Tbolt at launch, I've had experiences where my phone gets hot when I'm not using it. I rebooted it both times & when it comes back up, I've found new galleries on the phone with spam.

    First time was a vodka (I can't remember which) with a couple pics of the vodka bottle, Facebook and Twitter icons. This last time was the Sons of a gun TV show

    Both galleries were identical...quality pics w/ the Facebook and Twitter icons.

    I've since installed bit defender and I don't have any questionable apps on the phone. Was this most likely via a browser/malware site? Where should I start looking to see where these galleries came from?
     

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    From spam emails (attachments) ?
    EDIT: I'm not sure if I delete email, its attachment would be deleted too.

    Harry
     
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    I haven't received any spam in my mailbox.....havent checked the spam folder in some time. I have a throw away account that I don't have on the phone for any online registrations so thats the destination of most all the spam I get.
     
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    i had the same thing with a gallery of "winnie the pooh" pictures. i went through my phone with astro and found the folder they were in, called millenial media.

    i did a factory reset and it hasn't come back yet, but we shall see
     
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    Did anyone ever find out what did this? My friend just showed me they randomly had a "Winnie the Pooh," gallery.
     
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    Mine did this a few times also and I was wondering why. That is weird.
     
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    ok, so i've done a complete factory restart and format of my sd card... it's got to be one of the apps i've downloaded... so, i ask you, do you have getjar installed? i don't know why, but i feel like they may be the entire cause of this evilness....
     
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    Nope have no clue what GetJar is.
     
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    is it words with friends? theres ads maybe its downloading from there
     
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