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got a virus on my droid...

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by xBabyBoy4021x, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. xBabyBoy4021x
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    jus thought i would share that i just got a virus on my moto droid, after researching i found out this virus will collect data, call logs, texts, pics, sounds around the phone picked up thru the mic, and phone location, and upload them to a remote server every 20 sec.

    i noticed my phone running super slow and lots of FCs on apps like facebook and stuff, got a new sd card and went to transfer my stuff, there was a bunch of files (alot of them in my DCIM folder) that couldnt transfer because "the file name was too long or invalid" there was a bunch of files in my sd card that the file name was a bunch of random symbols, then windows said it couldnt delete the files because they were "system files" and windows or other programs may not function without them, so i clicked it, and then it said it couldnt delete them because of the file name again, then said it couldnt delete them cuz they were no longer stored there, but they were still there, if anybody wants more info i can tell u what apps i had and more info about phone

    i have a moto droid 1 rooted running CM7, i tried changing roms cuz i thought cm7 may be buggy but problems still persisted...
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    Why the face did you just say?
    What app gave you this "virus?"
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    Lol? Show me a screenshot or I don't believe it.

    And the sd card thing sounds like your data got corrupted.

    Sent from my Liberated D2G
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    i dont have screens or anything cuz i got rid of it as soon as i noticed it, i will post a full list of apps i had tomorrow since its late here and im about to go to bed, but google android viruses and its one of the first links that talks about it, i noticed my phone running SUPER slow and TONS of apps force closing, after switching sd cards to a fresh card, the phone is 10x more responsive and havent had a FC since, and i had tons of other issues before, like when i take a pic, they dont show up on the sd card for a couple days then finally, they were there, ill provide more details tomorrow but as for now i need to go to bed, gotta work early in the morn
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    Sounds more like your card data got corrupted then anything else. Changing the sdcard wouldn't have fixed it if it was a true virus. Also, there are no known viruses for android. There's a couple of trojans, but no viruses (yes, there is a difference and its pretty big).

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    maybe u should get ur facts straight before u post, sorry to be a dick but i know what i had and ive researched it, im uploading a screen of my sd card containting all the random files i did not put on there, (i know tons of apps will store stuff on the sd card in random places and file formats but this is not normal, i went to school for computer programming, have tons of knowledge SPECIFICALLY in android/java programming, and know way more than ur average user about how the OS and apps work)
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    [​IMG]

    theres the DCIM folder on my sd card, windows will not let me transfer, delete, or modify ANY of theese random files
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    from the article...
    "According to NetQin, once installed SW.SecurePhone will run in the background without any icon being displayed and will monitor the phone, as well as collecting data to save on the SD card.

    "The data – including messages, call log, location of the phone, recorded sounds around the phone and pictures in the phone – will then be uploaded to a remote server every 20 minutes. This will compromise privacy as well as use up internet traffic", says the firm."
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    I see that these files contain 0 bytes,

    Did you notice a lot of space missing from your sd card? I know quite a lot about computers in general, as do bunches of people on this forum. If a virus was recording sound and taking snapshots and harvesting THAT much data, you'd see your sd card space decline rapidly, your internet would always be super slow.
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    again, 13th angel, im sorry if it seems like i was bashin u but i know alot about this, and know what i had, and yes i dont know what caused it or nething but the new sd card has literally improved phones performance at LEAST 10x and no more random FCs, ive done my homework and im 100% positive i had one, google it, theres been 2 recent virus outbreaks on android
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    So ONE company that MAKES AV software says they found this virus and that doesn't raise a red flag itself?
    Open source means this smells funny.
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    yes, 6.5 GB of space on my sd card was used up due to it saving random files it stored
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    first off YOU should get your facts straight... that's a trojan not a virus. Second, you see the beta team tag under my name? That means I know more than the average user also. Third, that looks exactly like my moms sd card did when the vzw rep corrupted it by putting it in her d2g straight from her old BB storm. Its corrupted, format the card and move on. Fourth, if it truly was a virus then changing your sdcard would not have helped.

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    and i noticed my GPS symbol flashing randomly when im not even using apps that should be using gps (and yes i DO pay attention to app permissions when installing) literally i would wake my phone up from idle and gps symbol would randomly flash, and i have unlimited data and use a TON of data so i have no idea if ive used more than it seems like i should have or not, i mean i understand u guys being sceptical but i witnessed it on my phone and was just trying to warn u guys
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    O noes 10char
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    ok, trojan, virus, to the common user, same thing, so sorry for the slight difference in termonology, and also, apologized for seeming like i was bashing u, either way, something was taking data off my phone that was unauthorized, and i thought that people should know about it, is that wrong of me? and no, im pretty sure my data is not corrupt on my sd card its been in this phone since ive had it and theese files showed up randomly and ive done a thorough inspection of everything on my sd so, again, sorry if it sounds like im being a dick, but im not bs'ing u guys...
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    and maybe changing the sd card didnt help in the long run and maybe it will come back, but for now i have noticed 10x increase in responsiveness and havent had any FCs since then, but sorry for trying to warn people of what ACTUALLY happened to me, and telling u guys about it, damn
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    Im just saying, you said it was a virus when it wasn't.... there's major differences between viruses and trojans. I didn't think you were bashing me lol, I just can't stand when people post wrong info.

    Im telling you though, it has to be that your data was corrupted..... otherwise changing the card wouldn't have done ANYTHING to help...... also, as someone said there's only 1 company (one that I had never heard of) that's saying its bad, that should send up a red flag by itself. Especially considering even the best ones (Kaspersky is one of if not the best for mobiles imo) hasn't confirmed it....

    Sent from my Liberated D2G
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    and 13th, bb and android may use a different file format system (i dont know just an idea of what u may have seen) and like ive said im sorry if i seemed like i was talkin crap about what u say or what u know, u seem like a very knowledgeable person and i am also very knowledgeable on the subject and thought i would share my experience, and yes theese files all say they are 0KB, but when i finally got rid of them, it freed up 6.5GB of space on the card, from what ive seen it really seems like a virus (or trojan) either way, MALICIOUS CODE, trying to protect itself from being removed, and since getting the new sd card, i have had no problems, just thought i would share my experience...
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    Wouldn't a trojan be ran from the root side of things, like /system, /xbins, /sbins and not from a sd?

    Sent from my DROID2 of shame.
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