Possible Droid Hacking. Please Help.

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  1. ryguy5254

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    About an hour ago, there was a message on in my messages. I use handcent. The message itself was under one of my contacts messages.

    I clicked on the download button and the message expired and self deleted.

    There was some kind of slowdown on my phone. Like right now, there's a lag when I'm typing this.

    I used the virus scanner but I didn't find anything.

    I checked the running apps and there's nothing significant.

    Anybody have any ideas?
     
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    ... kill all reboot uninstall virus scanner and wipe all sms messages
     
  3. jaw4bama

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    Agree with this statement, its about the best thing you can do.

    What ant-virus did you install?
     
  4. ryguy5254

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    Is it possible that all my saved information got transmitted to whoever.

    Ie: card numbers, gvoice gmail passwords.
     
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    I doubt it was a virus as there have been zero reports of viruses on the Android OS.
     
  6. Phoxus

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    unless you used a bank app that isn't on the Market. you're fine.

    Follow instructions and let me know!!
     
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    Did you install any kind of app right before this happen? That should be one of the only ways that could happen and even then not likely.
     
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    Lol I keep quoting you but you are right yet again. The 3rd party bank apps are not a app you need to install, use only a app that your bank put on the market.
     
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    whoa folks.. its ok.. this happen to me yesterday and i freaked out. i got something that said something like "Unknownsender:" gave some exp date, and had a "Download" button.. i texted the person who's name it popped up under and she had sent me a picture message.... it's just a fluke, not a virus.
    also using handcent. what you described is the same thing that happened to me. ;)
     
  10. ryguy5254

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    Ok, lemme check if theres anything new under my gallery and see if theres a picture there that I downloaded.
     
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    I used the antivirus app from here. droidSecurity -Keeping Android Devices Safe

    The last 3 updates that I did were for Spira Defense, Abduction, and Beautiful Widgets.

    The only non-market I use is Swype.

    I didn't find any photos or videos that I 'downloaded'. Whats that program that lets you download things from text messages?
     
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    Update: the "Save MMS" app found two new pictures and I saved them to my sd card. I now sent them to the guy to see if he sent any of those pictures. If thats the case, then I can sleep well tonight. Wish me luck.
     
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    Good luck sounds like you will be fine
     
  14. ryguy5254

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    Well, he didnt recognize the two pictures.

    He also doesn't remember sending me any pictures from the past 10 days.

    One last question, do MMS expire? I mean, for after a while, can you not able to download whatever is being sent to you?
     
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    I have had the same thing happen to me. I wonder what it is that makes it happen. I just reboot my phone and the picture is there. I highly doubt anyone will be receiving a virus via text seeing as how it will probably not fit in a text message. I don't think the OP needs to worry that much.
     
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