BeNaughty App - Virus?

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  1. feivel

    feivel New Member

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    Hi,

    Yesterday I found a notification on my notification bar from the "BeNaughty App" with a "+" Icon. I didn't want to tap it, fearing I'd authorize something by accident. I went to "Manage Apps" and couldn't find it in the list!

    Today, I just found another one, this time with a star icon, and the message "Meet sweet US hotties on the go!"

    No, I never installed this. Certainly not intentionally. And I hadn't installed anything new in weeks, although I did allow a number of updates recently. I assume it's some sort of malicious software. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it? Or where it could have come from?

    Thanks!
     
  2. guidot

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    Try Air Push Detector in the market first of all.
     
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    You need to download airpush detector from market, it will tell you what app is causing that, and it gives you the option to remove it

    my razr's sharper then yours ™
     
  4. feivel

    feivel New Member

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    Thanks!

    I clicked on it and found the culprit. Someone a long time ago had installed "MP3 Music Download", and I clicked it by accident yesterday trying to play a song. Apparently this is how they make money.

    I tapped the notification, and saw the "MP3 Music Download" at the top of the screen for just a moment before it tried to install something which I declined. Uninstalled, and I'm probably good.

    Whew!
     
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    Oddly enough, it seems to always be the free MP3 apps that cause this. You get what you pay for I guess.
     
  6. TheOldFart

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    Which is better for problems like this - AirPush Detector or Addons Detector? They both have high ratings.
     
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