My phone has a mole

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  1. RuLEoF2

    RuLEoF2 Member

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    I've been getting a lot of "unknown" callers for about a year now. On more than one occasion, it's been at the most inconvenient times. Like when I'm in the middle of a web search or something. I've often thought it was odd that it almost always happened when I was actually using the device.

    Today, it was super obvious. I hadn't touched my phone since I unplugged it from the charger when I got up. Four hours later, I unlocked the screen to send a text and within 30 seconds, I get an "unknown" call. It's got to be something talking to an outside source, telling it that the phone is awake.

    Is there any way that I can prove that and find the culprit?

    Thanks.
     
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    alexapps2571 New Member

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    Could be a virus like malware or something, is your device rooted? Also maybe trying a factory reset would help.

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    Yes. It's rooted. HTC One M9 running android 6.0 with ViperOne 4.3.0.

    I agree that a reset will likely be the solution but I'd like to try to find the offender first so that I don't download / install it again.
     
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    I get the "my area code and first 3 digit, including my actual phone number", random calls usually about 10 minutes after I'm done making a legitimate phone call.
     
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    Yeah. I get a lot of those too. So does my wife.
     
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    Try disabling one of your apps per day. Might take awhile. But I'm sure you'll find the offender

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    I rooted my device, and then started to get calls from a number, the first 4 digits stayed the same, but last 4 changed everytime, and after I untooted they stopped, I tried a while to find the culprit but failed.
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