Ghost Push malware can root devices and install unwanted apps

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  1. dgstorm

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    Wow...what a quality list of apps that brought this malware onto devices...
     
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    1)I'm not running their "Virus Checker" 2)I'm not installing their AV. This Cheetah company screams scam.
     
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    Are they the ones who bought QuikPic or whatever it's called an gave away a ton of cloud storage, but everyone is upset because they're big on spam and such?
     
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    Correct. They are the same.
     
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    Install our virus checker for a malware we "most" likely wrote so we can get more malware on your device.
     
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    Fortunately, I don't have any of those apps installed..
     
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    You sure? I'm tempted to install "Kiss Browser".
     
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    I was thinking Sex Cademy, myself.
     
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    It peeked my interest but if you can't spell academy correctly, I'm afraid of what it might be trying to teach me.
     
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