Unwanted downloaded photos

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  1. kristine25

    kristine25 New Member

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    So, a few weeks ago, after having continuous problems with my phone (it kept giving me a storage capacity full warning, even though I had deleted most of my apps and all my text messages and the phone storage info on the phone said I had plenty of storage) I figured maybe I had too many pictures in my phone. I had about 375. I had never downloaded them to my computer before. So we went ahead and downloaded my photos. Too my suprise there were numerous images that came up on my computer, presumably from my phone, that were not in my pictures. Some were obviously from websites (pics of yahoo mail and such) but pics from what I would assume were from a website that I had never seen, ie. a resturant I had never been to, and a few questionable websites if you know what I mean. Nobody else has access to my phone. Where did these images come from? Was it a virus, or something attached to another website, or what??
     
  2. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
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    Never heard of this problem before. Some apps download images and put them in your gallery as part of opening videos and such. Try downloading "Lookout" or an antivirus and running it, see if it comes up with anything.
     
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    it's annoying to have apps do this but web sites too.. Wow! That sucks

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  4. Shadez

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    This has happened to me, when I first got a droid, I would have like pics of ads and stuff in my gallery. Apparently it was by some app I must have installed I am assuming. I haven't had the problem recently.
     
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    Bing and google both seem to download thumbnails and full size pics during search sometimes even if you don't select any of the search results I have found.

    SD Maid does a great job of cleaning up much of this with little effort.

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