Installed a hack app by mistake, what to do now?

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Hey guys, so i was looking for an apk file and i did mistake of downloading and installing an apk which after installing didn’t show up in my apps list and now adds keep popping up continously,, what to do in this case, how can i remove that app, i think the app must be reading other stuff of my phone as well

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Deal Subedar
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backup personal data and do factory reset.

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Deal Cadet
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Tht cud b a monkey virus..if u getting apps automatically installed,then surely monkey virus, factory reset will not work, then u hav to flash the rom

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Deal Subedar
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Try these
1. Factory Reset
2. If 1 doesn’t work, go to service centre and ask them to install some previous version (factory or something). This will require flashing rom. This should take care of it.
3. If not interested in 2, download the original rom from net and flash. If you don’t know how to flash, pay 100 to a local shop and get it done

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Deal Cadet
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First of all check all apps (including system apps), these apps don’t have any icon or impersonate other icons, so look carefully for each and every app, specially app with no icon or android/wifi/call/sms icons. you will find that app sitting there for sure. I have installed such apps once or twice. They are carefully designed to hide from your eyes but they can be seen in apps (enable system app view too).

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Blogger
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some hacked app don’t go away Even after factory reset

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Blogger
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don’t download unknown apps ever in phone which u use banking apps.

too much risk

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Entertainer
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Just do this
Go to settings → Apps and check there, you will find it for sure…….

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Also, i have a doubt , if we did not give any permissions like storage or photos or all that, still can app read our data or it can’t do shit?

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Deal Lieutenant
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Go to settings / Apps/ Sorty by Installation/ Uninstall the newest one . Or the suspicious one.

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Which phone? For Oneplus or Mi (Redmi) it is super easy to download rom from website and clean flash it.

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jileg wrote:

Also, i have a doubt , if we did not give any permissions like storage or photos or all that, still can app read our data or it can’t do shit?

Such apps don’t depend on you for permission. They user backdoor entry and exploit loopholes in code to do shit

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Topsey wrote:

Go to settings / Apps/ Sorty by Installation/ Uninstall the newest one . Or the suspicious one.

repost xD joy

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jileg wrote:

Also, i have a doubt , if we did not give any permissions like storage or photos or all that, still can app read our data or it can’t do shit?

@akhilsharma1664795 is it working?

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Shopping Friend
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Just go to settings look for installed apps.
Look for any unknown app or just sort for date find any suspicious and uninstall it.

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cocay wrote:

Such apps don’t depend on you for permission. They user backdoor entry and exploit loopholes in code to do shit

@jileg
I don’t think they can access anything without permission android is not that vulnerable also android prevent installing third party apps unless you allow them to be installed.
When you install these apps some permission are by default given also you might remember warning before downloading and installing.
Mostly these apps are not in intended for that they are there for ads.

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Deal Lieutenant
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You will see nameless app in Apps,which you can see by settings→apps then scroll you will find nameless app uninstall it

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PabloEscobar wrote:

You will see nameless app in Apps,which you can see by settings→apps then scroll you will find nameless app uninstall it

They are not nameless always.

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jileg wrote:

repost xD joy

Didn’t read yours toungueout
Kudos. Already solved then toungueout

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igen wrote:

Which phone? For Oneplus or Mi (Redmi) it is super easy to download rom from website and clean flash it.

Samsung s9

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Deal Subedar
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sell in OLX & buy new phone

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jileg wrote:

Just do this
Go to settings → Apps and check there, you will find it for sure…….

surely it will work …try

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Deal Cadet
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So I have factory reset the phone and now it’s fine, lesson learned

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Deal Major
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Don’t think you need to worry unless it uses Android accessibility service or you downloaded a modified APK to use it for amazon/Flipkart which has an integrated wallet servicehttps://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/596260/original/Screenshot_20191125-232542.jpg?1574704955Max they can get is your phone number, device ID/IMEI that too based on the App permissions

Also there’s Play Protect which scans n notifies if there’s any malicious app installed (Not just apps from playstore)
“Dentex YT Downloader” is not from PlayStore*https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/596261/original/Screenshot_20191125-233036.jpg?1574704970https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/596262/original/Screenshot_20191125-233049.jpg?1574704987 Anyways these are adware apps (not malware)
Not harmful but annoying
https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/16/android-users...
https://lifehacker.com/delete-this-new-batch-of...

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Deal Cadet
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Throw the sim away, burn the device. If u r concerned abt ur data

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Pro Critic
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Format data and system partition. Flash official firmware.

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