Potential Virus on Galaxy Note 2

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by ekn, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. ekn
    Offline

    ekn New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi there,

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, while browsing the web through the standard internet app, a message popped up on screen which said something like "www..... a virus has been detected on your galaxy note 2, to remove the threat click ok."
    As there was no close button I clicked ok, the messaged then popped up again so again I clicked ok until it closed. This happened twice.
    Im still worried there might be a virus present, so I downloaded NQ mobile security which detected no viruses and AVG which detected two viruses in apps (these two apps I uninstalled).
    Is there any way of knowing if I still have a virus? And how would it best be removed?

    Many thanks!!
  2. xtor
    Offline

    xtor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,311
    Likes Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Northern Ca
    What are the 2 apps you removed?

    sent from a note yee (2)
  3. ekn
    Offline

    ekn New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    They were both font apps by fonts for flipfont.
  4. ekn
    Offline

    ekn New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Also, I just opened the internet app, and there was a page open which read "you've gone incognito. pages you view in this window wont appear in your browser history or...."
    This page was not open when I received the virus message.
    After receiving the virus message, I closed all open webpages.
  5. 94lt1
    Offline

    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    11,671
    Likes Received:
    772
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SE TX
    I can't be 100% sure...but I think you got hit by a website that tries to sell virus and malware protection....ever bought a new lap top?? In my experience, right at the end of your trial Norton subscription, a pop up comes up and says you're under attack...and does this stupid simulated thing to make it appear as though you're under attack...

    If you're not familiar with it..it can freak you out...I kind of think this might be what's happening to you, except a website is doing it..

    I may be wrong...but though the hackers are getting close...I don't think there are any viruses for android yet...I could be wrong...
  6. wcjeep
    Offline

    wcjeep Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Earth
    This sounds like a PC style virus. The pop up can be the actual virus. Clicking ok enables the virus. Whether you have the virus or not I can't answer. I've had pop ups like this in the past. I close the browser. Restart the phone. Pop-up is gone. I make a note not to go back to that website.
  7. ekn
    Offline

    ekn New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was not lead to purchase any virus protection, so im not sure if this is the answer.
    Will it usually take to a site to buy software etc?
  8. ekn
    Offline

    ekn New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Because I clicked ok, is there anyway of finding out if I have the virus or not, or to ensure I completely remove it if there is one?
    Thanks!
Search tags for this page

can my note 2 get a virus

,

galaxy note 2 virus

,
how do i know if my galaxy note 2 has a virus
,
how to remove virus from galaxy note 2
,
how to remove virus from samsung note 2
,

note 2 virus

,

samsung galaxy note 2 virus

,
samsung galaxy note virus
,

samsung note 2 virus

,

virus on galaxy note 2

,

virus on note 2

,
virus on samsung note 2