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    Possible Malware - White Smoke?

    Hey all,



    I'm using an unrooted Droid 2 with Froyo. I was browsing around on my phone when I suddenly saw a file downloading from a webpage. It completed quickly, only being 429 KB, and I found the file in the "Download" folder of my phone storage. The file was "WhiteSmokeInstaller_9147.exe."



    I feared I had somehow gotten some malware, and downloaded two separate anti-virus/malware apps (Lookout and AVG). The scans did not turn up any negative results.


    I did a web search based on the file info and it sounds like it is possibly malware for a PC. Any idea if it affects Android - couldnt find anything online mentioning it. I am not certain if anything installed, but if something did, I would like to know what resources are available to remove it.


    I usually have had "Don't download/install from unknown sources" checked, but of course using Amazon Appstore I didn't consider that was now unchecked....


    Thanks for any input.
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    Sorry as a follow-up, I guess it would be prudent to ask: can .exe extensions even open on Android? Since it is not .apk I'm starting to think maybe I'm getting overly-paranoid.

    Thanks.
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    If it was meant for windows, which the .exe would mean that, it won't work on Android. Delete it and move on. If possible reprt the site for distributing malware.

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