Phone randomly playing "commercial" through speakers???

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  1. AlexSB

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    My phone just randomly started playing a "commercial"? for some McAfee Deep something product, talking about phone secrutiy and stealth attacks and how attacks now start at the kernel level, has this happened to anyone? There was no video playing, I was on my home screen while the sound was coming out.

    I started closing apps 1 by 1 to see if it would stop. First I thought it was pulse, so closed it first, then Google Chrome and nothing. I ended up closing all of my apps and it was still playing!

    At the end I heard the "Intel inside" sound.

    Anyone else experience this??

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
     
  2. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
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    That is weird. Never heard of such a thing especially after all apps were closed.

    Hopefully someone else chimes in about the same or similar experience
     
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  3. AlexSB

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    Me too....I'm hoping its not any type of malware on my phone. I made sure to wipe all data before doing the ICS update like a week ago.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
     
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    This happen to me just last night.. I know it's been a while since your post, but out of no where a Ford instructional audio clip was playing. I started closing everything too.. can't really say where it's coming from. It could have been linked with Myfitness Pal app, as I closed it down today when I heard it again and it went away. But could have been sheer luck.. can't remember if I closed that app last night too.
     
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    The same thing happened to me last Wednesday and Thursday, I got an instructional audio clip about bike tires and a couple other random ones that night and they day after. I just wanted to let you know that it also stopped when I force closed MyFitnessPal, because I had the same reaction as you - wasn't sure if it was a coincidence. At least now I know I'm not the only one!
     
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    Not to hijack this thread, but this is a great argument for root and ad blockers
     
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    I am SO glad I found this thread. The other day at work all of a sudden this man's voice came blaring out of my phone, talking about cars or trucks or something. It's happened several times since, and I've formatted twice, thinking it was some sort of malware or something. I thought it was fixed but I was just in the middle of a tutoring session and it happened again - something about motors and a pickup truck. Wtf?! I'm also glad to hear I'm not the only one. I have myfitnesspal as well - interesting coincidence. Was there a recent update or something that could be causing this?
     
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    I have had this happen twice now...something about how to check a battery with a multimeter. No way to turn it off except by power down. I also use MyFitnessPal however..have a widget and keep it running cuz I use it a lot.
    Odd, because the audio that plays has nothing to do with fitness or diet...
    Anyone figure this out yet?
     
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    Same thing happened to me. Startled me, as my phone was not being used and was sitting beside me. Started blaring a videojug something or other. I also have my fitness pal, and I would hate to have to ditch it...
     
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    similar thing happened here....about 2 weeks ago started hearing these random audio ads or infomercials about pickup trucks every couple of days, usually occurring middle of the night. Volue is
    Similar thing is happening to me....randomly, the phone plays like a infomercial about pickup trucks or truckbeds. Really annoying, happens in middle of night. Even with the phone volume all the way down, it suddenly starts blasting this idiot speaking, as if I cared! Also, I do not have "myfitnesspal" installed on my phone. I thought it might be from another app called World Newspapers but cannot confirm that. I've tried at least 15 antivirus programs and none indicate a problem. I've not seen any solutions for it happening in phones, just on PC's, something to do with a rootkit destroyer. Need a solution for phones though. The sooner the better...wondering if this is a relatively new annoying phone malware?
     
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    Hi thanks for this forum! An ad woke me up this morning and it infuriated me when I couldn't turn it off. I also have myfitnesspal so I'm seeing a trend here. If anyone has info on how to turn this off indefinitely please respond. Thank you!
     
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    If the trend seems to be that everyone has myfitnesspal, I'd contact the developer and/or uninstall the app.
     
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