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Oh boy, I think I'm Screwed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by fishinhook, Nov 15, 2010.

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    Hi folks, this is my first visit to Droidforums.net. I joined because my Motorola Droid disappeared for a couple of days after an argument with a "friend". I used the droidtheft app and saw that it was in my "friend's" possession. When I called and asked if he had it he told me no. When I informed him that my phone said otherwise, he claimed that he found it under his floor-mat; in his vehicle. I hadn't been in his vehicle. Anyway, as much as I like him, I'm starting to think he's a paranoid- computer-savvy guy and I'm a non-computer-savvy-paranoid-guy! (NCSPG). So...I need to figure out if my phone is under surveillance or hacked in any way. Do I float test it and start over? That's what I'm here to find out, So, thanks for being here! Fishinhook, AKA NCSPG Guy.
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    Do you have the device back in your possession? If so you could always do a factory reset that will wipe the device back to out-of-the-box condition.
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    Wow, quite a first post! Sorry you had such a bad experience. Thankfully, the app saved the day for you. If you had a passcode you should be OK. If not, follow Martin's advice.

    Good luck.

    Mike
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    I do have it in my possession. I'm scanning your forums in search of ways to detect spyware without doing a factory reset. Somebody mentioned a battery widget that could tell me what's running on my phone. I will try that. I also installed an app called risk detector-mobilesecurity and it claims my phone is safe. Same with MyMobile Protection. I hope I'm just being paranoid. Thanks Martin for the advice. I might end up doing a factory reset as you suggested for a little peace of mind. Fishinhook
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    I don't have a passcode. I will add one right now! Duh!
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    Do you see an app or icon called superuser?

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    I found SMS Box and untinstalled it. I know I didn't add that. I also found a remote app and removed it. Dad gum it! OH yeah, I looked for superuser and it wasn't listed in my apps.