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Wife has installed apps on my phone.from tracking to having someone take total control of my phone..

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  1. Oledirtybastard

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    I need some help I'm afraid to touch anything on my phone. She has got this thing bugged good.
     

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  2. dontpanicbobby

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    Wives do that when you sleep. Keep checking recently installed apps and delete any apps you don't recognize every morning.
     
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    Considering that this phone is practically unrootable, do the following.

    Back up your personal data including any media and messages
    Remove all accounts from your phone including the Google account. (this will turn off FRP)
    Log into your Google account from a PC and change the password, AND enable 2-step verification.
    Factory reset your phone.
    Login using the new password.
    Set a screen lock.

    Do not share your phone, password or screen lock with your wife and you should be clear of everything you think she's got installed.
     
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    She uses my phone all the time.she has installed app icons that look real but they are not. Some of them take screenshots and send them to her. Or take recording if I send a message it is sent to her.my emails go to her as well it sends her screenshot of every web site I go to. I'm not sure of how. And yesterday morning I found her account from play store and looked. In it got a message from a person named 1010 I didn't respond and a few minutes later they started attacking my phone moving all her files. And I could do nothing and I'm sure there is malware still on here.
     
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    I'm not ready for a divorce yet. Her phone doesn't charge well so she uses it often. I'm trying to figure out what to do in the meantime. Until she get a new phone.
     
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    Since you are sure your phone security is compromised and you continue to let your phone out of your control, then I would simply not do anything with the phone that would include personal information or get you into trouble. Until you're ready to lock down your own phone and/or get the wife her own so she doesn't 'need' yours, there's not much else to do.
     
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    Is there anyway for me to look and tell what's good or bad? Until she gets her phone. And so I can prove that she has done this. Because she is denying it to the end.
     
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    There's the conundrum. Even if you do find spyware/malware on your device, it would be next to impossible to prove anyone else installed it since it was installed using your phone and your account.
     
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    Just get her a burner phone and call it a day. Lock your phone down. Use every security option possible and most of all don't share.
    A really good burner phone should cost under 100USD.
    What phone did she used to use before she started using yours?
     
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    She uses the same phone and service.
     
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    Get her a slightly used one on eBay. Starting around 60USD.
     
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    Are there any security apps available for this phone in mean Time.
     
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    Well, your forum name doesn't help your situation
     
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    Well I couldn't use my odbxxx name..
     
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    Thank you for your help..
     
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    Are you using any security apps @Oledirtybastard?
    Stay with her dude. We'll find you some peace. It's what we do!
     
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    No not yet and I thank you very much.
     
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    To hide your location, could always run a free VPN, or turn your location off completely. I'm not sure if an encryption app will work for messages, but could try, might at least scramble it
     
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    You could set up a guest account and let her use only that. This keeps everything in your own account separate:
    https://www.greenbot.com/article/30...e-when-you-let-someone-borrow-your-phone.html

    But really, at this point since she already has complete, unfettered access to your phone, there's little more you can do until you actually take steps to regain control of it. You need to back up all your data, do a Factory Reset, go through the arduous process of restoring all your data, and then be sure to set up a lock screen. Once all that's done, enable a guest account and then whenever she wants to use your phone make sure unlock it and set it to that guest account before handing it over to her.
     
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    I have been reading this thread and I have to say there are serious issues with this marriage in the area of trust, seems like everyone is trying to hide something. My wife has 100% access to my phone, emails, bank account, etc its about trust and be open with each other. Besides 50% of the apps on my phone are for the kids.
     
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    huh, ive just read through thread and im surprise everyone seems to believe this guy.

    chances that the guy is making it all up? ehh 75%

    chances that he has a defective or infected phone that has nothing to do with his wife, and he is crazy and/or paranoid? ehh maybe 20%

    chances that his wife [installed fake apps] [takes screen shots and sends to her][etc]? 5%? nah to high, maybe 0.5%
     
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    Let's be sure that we focus on the technical issues for which ODB is seeking help. This is a technical subforum, not a Dear Abby column. ;)
     
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    I would buy her another phone to use. Then load it up with tons of spyware of my own. Two can play ;)
     
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    I voted for a new phone too.
    I'd never use spyware though. I'd just ask for her phone.
     

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