Adware compromised galaxy ace 2 (GT-i8160) , suspected (sms manager , (titan 1) ?

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By ashmeister, Junior Member on 15th May 2016, 06:13 AM
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Noobs are warned !!!!!!
Read the thread completely and follow the instructions carefully .
if you modify your phone and brick it , i will laugh at your godamn face
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Is your smart phone compromised , Are you an owner of a zombie device ???
The whole mess will start when you try to download a Rom or some zip file from a supposedly "US based server" , from an untrusted or buggy website , out of the blue you will accidentally download a potentially harmful apk , which you may install out of curiosity will make the mobile phone compromised and will make it a zombie (If you don't know what a zombie device is , just Google it) now it will be stuck in the Rom and acting as _ SMS Manager . Forever !!!!!!! , thats right , Forever

Well the news is that it is a new Korean made virus under the name - Titan 1 .

What the developer of the virus does is - he will make you download an apk file and ask for a one time permission to install (which all apk asks ), then when the device is connected to the INTERNET , the app will start to generate ads and install apk files without your permission.
Following are the powers of this ad ware ( well , certainly i don't know what to call it )

1. This apps have the power to make your device not able to be Rooted or make any changes to your Rom .
2. Download apk files and automatically install it without any user permission
3 .Shows ads based on the interest of the developer
5. You cannot detect this apk file in anywhere in your background running apps list ,
6. Most importantly - You can perform a hard reset or format the entire device , but the virus or ad ware wont go away, it will be back on business when you turn your Wi-Fi on / or your mobile Internet , well technically He owns the device

However , You can limit the virus by ,

For - Those who aren't still harmed

For people who aren't still harmed please read carefully
1. Don't install any apps that may show up when you browse some sites having ads ( like hot sites , if you know what i mean )
2. Install ad-block or ad-away .
3. install Roms or zips or recovery or ISO files only from XDA or from trusted links provided by XDA members .
4. Beware of scare wares , don't fall for pop ups showing " virus found please install blah blah anti virus to remove it , etc etc

For those who are infected there is no easy way to say this)

1. Perform a hard reset , remove the SD card , backup your files , and format it also .
2.. Go to Settings > apps > Running apps > (find sms manager in the list and click it > and hit the stop the process button.
3. Find any background process that you may feel suspicious , just " disable it " you may find processes that are legitimate , yet disable it ( well this is a no noob section , so newbies beware , what you are doing )
4. Final Resort - Go to you local mobile customer guy , ask for a software update .
5 . Or if you are a geek , find your compatible firmware version of your smart-phone and flash it with your appropriate software ( Odin for Samsung , s1 tool for Sony ) etc

May the force be with you ..
4th April 2019, 12:02 AM |#2  
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Wow, that was scary.
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