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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Doug Ratliff, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Doug Ratliff

    Doug Ratliff Lurker
    Thread Starter

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    Anybody see this, know what it is? Is it legit or scam? How do you get rid of it assuming a scam?

    Warning! Your phone is being invaded by a spider.
     


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  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Looks like a scam but there are very tiny spiders in the real world
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Phandroid Staff

    Tap and hold on the notification and it SHOULD display which app is sending the notification. My guess is that it's adware or crapware or ransomware trying to get you to take action.

    Let us know what app is sending the notification when you find out!
     
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  4. Jazzyrunner

    Jazzyrunner Lurker

    Hey Rob,
    I had that warning but had already cleared it from my drop down notifications. Is there another way to find out?
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Phandroid Staff

    I don't believe there is a way to view notification history without installing a 3rd party app. Rather than doing so... I'd just wait and see if that same notification (or another fishy one) comes in again and then DON'T CLEAR IT until this problem is resolved here.
     
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  6. Combine

    Combine Lurker

    I just helped a customer of mine with this issue it was a Kika emoji keyboard.
     
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  7. sward3644

    sward3644 Lurker

    I have the exact same message. When I hold done on the message (actually 2 of them) it shows that it is my Kika Keyboard app. What should I do?
     
  8. sward3644

    sward3644 Lurker

    Doug what did you do to help your customer?
     
  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    If a keyboard was doing that on my device, it would be uninstalled.
     
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  10. zanne7

    zanne7 Lurker

    I got that in my notifications. In settings, I disabled notifications from Kika Emoji Keyboard and I don't get crazy messages like this popping up anymore.
     
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  11. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Phandroid Staff

    @zanne7 the annoying notification is just the tip of the iceberg. The real problem is why any app would send annoying ads, especially a KEYBOARD app? If they're willing to do something this shady, imagine what other malicious things they may choose to do when they have access to the information you type into a keyboard.

    I'd delete the app and never look back.
     
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