Unremovable malware found preinstalled  


  1. Posts : 56,682
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    Unremovable malware found preinstalled


    Just a heads-up for those who may be affected.

    Unremovable malware found preinstalled on low-end smartphone sold in the US

    Lifeline phones sold by Virgin Mobile



    Unremovable malware found preinstalled on low-end smartphone sold in the US | ZDNet
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  2. Posts : 16,281
    W10Prox64
       #2

    Not good.
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  3. Posts : 5,038
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    Who would want it anyway?

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  4. Posts : 7,705
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
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    Makes you wonder what other Chinese malware is installed so far unknown
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  5. Posts : 1,291
    Windows 10
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    There used to be an app on play store called Stubborn Trojan Killer , it never failed to find at least one trojan installed in firmware of every chinese phone I came across , that made it a custom for me , chinese phone = scan first .

    The app was able to remove such malwares but at the cost of instructing you to root your device (change status of the device user account which is by default set to user to become an administrator hence be able to access the rom) which Google hated and then decided to block the app despite the app not being the root source but just suggesting it .

    The app is still found on the store but only accessible for historical owners and those who search it by AppID .

    The market of chinese phones is big in the u.s , mostly people with low income trying to buy cloned devices to feel good , or the dazzling 256 gb storage 6 gb rams 150 MP cam 6.5 inch mobiles sold sub 100$ where if such features were on a Samsung/Apple they'd make you sell a kidney for one , so yea basically all of these are infected with few reputable brands as an exception so just watch out for the temptation of all those shinny perfect Yan mobies .
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  6. Posts : 16,281
    W10Prox64
       #6

    Compumind said:
    Who would want it anyway?

    These are the free ones from the government.
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