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The best you can do is check all your apps on Virus Total. This tool does that for your already installed ones:
It WILL FIND some suspicious, always, just because false alerts some anti virus does. And also due to nature of some apps you may have (some that deals with encryption, partitions, and uses root for instance).
Use it as a suggestion, suspicious tool....if say an app has 3 positive but 55 negative probably this is in general ok, it is a false positive.
After that you can uninstall the tool.
And what you do is install apps from Play Store and F-DROID only. If you want to install an apk, sideloading, that's fine, just check it before on this website:
Nein. Eine AntiVirus-App läuft die ganze zeit im hintergrund, sendet und empfängt währenddessen Daten wie sie will, macht dein handy durch Echtzeit Schutz langsam und verbraucht mehr akku, ist oft sehr nervig, kann nicht viel gegen einen wirklich gefährlichen virus machen und ist generell meistens mit adware und anderem zeugs das man nicht haben will gekoppelt.
Diese app ist alles was man braucht.
Maybe try VirusTotal. The idea is to scan all of your apps using all kinds of different anti-virus scanners (Microsoft, McAfee, Avast, Malwarebytes, Yandex, etc all at once).
I have the app because I saw Jim Browning use the website once, and thought I'd try it. Sounds good in theory.
Not OP but I checked to see if it's the same on mi phone. Just download VirusTotal Mobile from Google Play and launch it and it will start scanning your apps. Go to "system apps" (swipe from right to left) and it should be the first app in the list.
As mentioned above, its most likely system apps that your phone needs to run properly. If you have any concerns you could run VirusTotal Mobile just to be safe.
i have downloaded popular mod's in the past on a alternative phone, checked a app called virustotal, and it said that some of the mod's where using my camera, using my microphone, etc without permission.
These could be Samsung apps that are installed from the Galaxy Store. I remember that this used to happen with my old Galaxy S6 (sometimes an app from the Galaxy store was automatically installed). You can search for these apps on your device's Galaxy Store to confirm that this is indeed the case. If it happens again you can scan the apps with VirusTotal Mobile before uninstalling: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
As for the Spam email you accidentally clicked on, if you didn't install any apk and granted the requested permissions from there, you should be safe.
Download and scan - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal
If the same app is flagged, post VT results link.
You can scan the app with VirusTotal Mobile: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
You can try to scan apps with VirusTotal Mobile: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
You can scan your device's apks with VirusTotal Mobile: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
You can scan the device with VirusTotal Mobile to determine if any app contain Malware. This application will scan all installed and system apps for Malware:
In case you're serious, Virus Total has a mobile app that will scan APKs for malware. (Here is the page on the Virus Total website that officially endorses that app.)
It's not as powerful as Google Protect since it doesn't scan APKs automatically when you install them, you have to do it manually.
Please note that you're doing this at your own risk. I believe that Google are compromising Protect by using it against apps for their own reasons rather than strictly malware, but Protect is still one of the best methods of protection you can have. Think twice before you give it up. I also don't know how well Virus Total compares to Protect, I only suggested it because it has a good reputation and it's better than nothing.
Have you tried a scan with Virus Total Mobile?
You can try to scan the device with Virus Total Mobile: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
You can use this app for this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
Before doing factory reset you may want to scan all apps on your phone with VirusTotal Mobile to see if you find anything suspicious:
Also as u/slow__rush says you can use Virustotal and the app to scan for malware in apk files.
Also long as no infections show or just 2 (which can can be false positives) you will be fine. I have been using modded Spotify since 2014 without issue.
While not exactly a program (I’m pretty sure), VirusTotal is a definite Yes. It takes tons of virus engines and checks the file or URL given. It shows may reliable anti-viruses, and sums it up in a fraction.
I recommended this, as it is much quicker than downloading multiple anti-viruses separately. If you’d like to scan a file or URL for a fishy scam or Trojan, than this is the place for you. Just go to VirusTotal Mobile on Android for it, and for PC? Check out this link for Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.
No. Uninstall if you have one on your Android device.
But if you want to be on the safe side you must:
download apps only from play store or f-droid
if you download from elsewhere, before installing in your device, check the apk file on
I did see virus total for android
Wonder what everyone else thinks of this?
Scan the apk with VirusTotal:
I would scan each apk with Virus Total before installing: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/upload
And if it is already installed, scan with Virus Total Mobile:
In addition to changing the Google password as suggested by the other redditor, you can scan the app with Virus Total Mobile to see if it is malicious and do a device scan with Malwarebytes to determine if there is any Malware on the device:
You can scan the apk with Virus Total to get an idea of what is being detected as a virus:
You can try this guide: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/how-tos/2021/11/how-to-remove-adware-on-an-android-phone/
You can try to scan installed apps with VirusTotal Mobile (but is subject to false positives): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
You can also try to do a full system scan with Dr.Web Light: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drweb&hl=pt_BR&gl=US
According to the link below it is not a virus:
If the antivirus apps didn't detect anything you should be ok. If you are still worried you can scan the system apps with the VirusTotal Mobile:
Check the app.
Could you run this
This is the play store link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal
Is something wrong?
>...I'm speculating that this is a false positive since every WallpaperPicker…
That's correct. Your are using the virustotal.com site (your link in your edit #4) which says depending on the WallpaperPicker.apk upload 9 to 13 engines out of 59~61 reporting a virus. Here is an other one uploaded on 2018-08-12 (see Details tab) and an other one here which is for the WallpaperPicker.apk I extracted from the 100% stock LineageOS 14.1 + Open Gapps Pico + LineageOS su addon installed on my S3 i9300.
Note that also means that 40~48 antivirus engines are NOT detecting anything wrong with that LineageOS 14.1 WallpaperPicker.apk. Everything is relative.
But then under it's Relations tab it cannot find any virus in the internal files of the WallpaperPicker.apk except for an oddball engine for the classes.dex file.
XDA user 239 posted here in the Official LineageOS 14.1 for S3 i9300 thread a link to a discussion in GitHub: False positive: Android.Trojan.Ransom.gTGSI which includes this comment by KonstaT:
>...Poked around a bit more and this is the exact offending commit LineageOS/android_packages_apps_WallpaperPicker@2b021c4. Revert it and it passes VirusTotal (well, only 1/60). Same commit is also in lineage-15.1 branch but that WallpaperPicker.apk passes. Safe to say that it's a false positive.
I installed just for "fun" on S3 i9300 LineageOS 14.1 the app VirusTotal Mobile and it gives the same WallpaperPicker fasle positive + 5 other false positives on 5 legit apps freshly installed directly from Play Store just before the scan including Google My Maps v2.1. I doubt very much that Google is hosting infected apps.
BTW on the f-droid's Checkey page that you linked to in your post below you can read:
> Checkey is a utility.. and provides links to virustotal.com...
Which explains why it gets false positives also.
My conclusion: VirusTotal is baloney for Android devices at least. ;)
They recommend this. You can double-check if you don't trust me at VirusTotal.com >tools > mobile app
To stay Virus free on PC:
To stay Virus free on Android:
All of this doesn't cost you a dime* and is almost tinfoilhat level of protection. Unless there is some new super crazy exploit or you disable some of the stuff, there is almost no way you could get a virus.
*Adguard's paid version is obviously not free, but there's alternatives to it, including the free version that only works in browsers.
Nein, nix dergleichen, du brauchst einfach nur einen Adblocker.
Wenn du gucken willst ob du ne faule app hast kann ich dir dieses virustotal frontend empfehlen:
You can scan the apk on VirusTotal to get an idea of the risk of using it:
i suggest, try scan all your apk using virustotal
Maybe scan your phone for 'Potentially Unwanted Programs' using VirusTotal Mobile: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal&hl=en
It's a thirdparty app endorsed by VirusTotal: https://support.virustotal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002146549-Mobile-apps
Edit: it may have a false results around Google Play Services. None of the listed virus scanners that are supposed to find the problem find anything wrong with the Nexus 5X I have here.