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Thread: Do I have a virus?

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    Unhappy Do I have a virus?

    I have a droid and have been looking online to find out what's going on with my phone but can't find anything. Today my phone was on the table in the next room and I heard it beep (but not the usual text message beep or anything I have it programmed to do) and a Browser window with the google search results for "sex" was on my screen. I immediately "killed" the app and shut off my phone and have been searching ever since. I was wondering if anyone has ever had this happen to them or if there is a possible known cause for this. Is it a virus? Like I said, I wasn't anywhere near it and have never searched for "sex" on my phone! Thanks in advance for the help!

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    did anyone else touch your phone?

    It was july 4th weekend after all....

    i doubt it's virus, since it's pretty difficult to get one on Android. You can try downloading Lookout and scanning, but i doubt you have one.
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    The first thing to check is what apps you have installed. It could, and most likely would be, an app thats causing it. Go to manage apps and see what apps have access to your browser.
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    do you have froyo? and do you have chrome to phone enabled?


    if someone else was at your computer they could have sent those results to you via chrome to phone and it does give a different beep then normal.
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    No, I don't have froyo or chrome to phone, but that's a good thought. No one else was around to send it to me or to touch my phone. I'm starting to wonder if it ever really happened... No, it did! It just seems a little too virus-y to be a coincidence. I may just uninstall some apps and see if it happens again.
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    is your phone stock ? or do you have a custom rom and also have you installed any new apps in the last few days
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    Was it charging? If so a faulty charger is known to do all sorts of strange stuff
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    It's OK for your Droid to be different. Just be supportive and reassuring and it will do just fine. It's when you or other people point at it or mock it for being different is when its' feelings get hurt. Just show it unconditional love regardless of its' differences and it will in turn reciprocate that love and loyalty.
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    Yea that happened to me once. Found naked pictures on my screen and closed it real quick when my gf came in the room.
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    It's a stock phone and I haven't installed any apps for like a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delaine327 View Post
    It's a stock phone and I haven't installed any apps for like a month.
    That is really weird, sounds like Chrome to Phone, but you say you don't have it installed? Well, download the "Lookout" application in the market and have it scan to see if you have a virus, but I highly doubt you have a virus, seems impossible to do so on an Android device, or most smartphones for that matter.

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