Samsung Captivate :: Phone Infected With Virus / Get Rid Of That?Jul 20, 2010
It's like my phone is infected with a virus. Almost every app I go into has a Google Ad banner on it! Any way to get rid of that?
It's like my phone is infected with a virus. Almost every app I go into has a Google Ad banner on it! Any way to get rid of that?
This is my first smartphone so spare me the laughter. Is anti virus software really needed in the Epic? I do surf the web a lot.View 1 Replies View Related
After reading about the android not needing a task killer, since its linux based and it could make it worse, I got rid of it. Would this be true for security apps, such as firewalls and virus protection, are the really needed I could understand the one that helps find your phone. I have lookout installed and it says it does a virus check after an app is installed.View 4 Replies View Related
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Is it possible to get a virus on this device? I got a text from a few friends saying that they got an email (which was send to everyone in my Google contacts) with a Spam link for some Russian website. I only check my email from my Mac Book Pro or my Incredible. The password is unique from any other account I have, and it was recently changed. I am 100% sure no one knows what it is. Now it has been changed, and my Google account (my primary account, the one that everything from the phone syncs with) has been disabled my Google. I'm trying to figure out how this happened so it doesn't happen again.View 1 Replies View Related
Seriously? Is that really necessary?View 13 Replies View Related
Do i really need an anti virus on my moto droid like Norton? Im non rooted?View 6 Replies View Related
Has anyone installed an anti virus on the droid yet? is it necessary?View 6 Replies View Related
Do I need one? Are there any decent ones available on the market?View 2 Replies View Related
Whenever I'm using the eris it seems to be messing up 80% percent of the it freezes up completely on me, it scrolls by itself, and when m texting it loves to just stop working...I use this eris as my work phone i have to text my boss a lot and with my phone screwing up sometimes it takes me 10 min. just to send a text..also i performed a factory reset and my phones still doing the same exact thing..what should i do?View 8 Replies View Related
Just wondering if I really need to run an anti virus on my Droid? If I root using the new one touch root available on the market could I then run set CPU or do I have to run a different ROM to use it.View 4 Replies View Related
I already said my pc got a virus last night. I noticed I got an message on my phone from the same that crashed my pc. My phone is slowing down and its just a few days old. Is it possible I contracted the virus on my phone since I use it to tether my phone?View 5 Replies View Related
Last night I downloaded antivirus free by droidSecurity inc.I ran a scan and it said I had something suspicious but would not allow me to view any details. Eh lame, I removed the app and jumped into bed.Today I was out driving around and got a warning my internal Phone memory was low. I took a look and it said 150 MB free.so I rebooted the phone and maybe I was being dumb because I thought you could cancel the SIM password and use the device as a PDA with no access to make phone calls.Anyhow I restored my clockwork recovery nandroid backup from a couple of days ago and now things seem better. Phone has 0.9 GB free.Are there any good applications to help manage the available memory on the phone?View 4 Replies View Related
Does anyone use them and are they still needed? I have heard that Android has built in virus protection. In another I read that Android is not capable of getting viruses. Can anyone elaborate on this?View 3 Replies View Related
Is it necessary to install anti-virus software on the X10? if so, does Sony recommend any particular application?View 7 Replies View Related
does this site suck for anyone else? freezing up, slow at best, several virus notifications while browsing it... is there a better place to find apps?View 7 Replies View Related
I have a stock Droid. I just noticed that when I get an email with an attachment a random photo that is not on my phone shows up. Is there a virus that is doing this? Does this seem like a problem?View 1 Replies View Related
Been looking at some of the Anti virus apps on the droid. Which ones are good, and are they really needed?View 4 Replies View Related
"Important: Before you install SDK components, we recommend that you disable any antivirus programs that may be running on your computer"
Just wondered why and whether it will render the computer vulnerable during that window...
I rooted my captivate thinking that i could install apps that are blocked on my phone, like Sirius XM, WiFI tethering.....even after rooting the programs are still being blocked and i cant install them. am i missing something? im new to android and had an iphone that i jail broke. im confused on what rooting actually.View 8 Replies View Related
I'm kind of new to Android. Only have had this phone for a few weeks,switched over from the iPhone. Anyway, I'm having trouble with Game boy emulators. I loved playing Pokemon on my jailbroken iPhone and would really love to enjoy it on my Captivate.View 2 Replies View Related
There have been a lot of threads both touting the quality of this phone and whining and bitching about its drawbacks. Let's make it official. Do you like the Captivate? Feel free to elaborate, or just take the poll.View 49 Replies View Related
So I painfully watched my Cappy's battery door crushed under my friend's car as one of their "harmless" joke. Now there's not a single site on the internet selling these doors, and I'm desperate. I found dummy/display Captivates though, so I was just wondering if anyone knows if the dummy battery door can replace the REAL door by any chance?View 8 Replies View Related
How Do I Sync Captivate "Memo" to MS Outlook 2007 "Notes"? Is there an app? Can I just do it through Google (have already sync'd mail and calendar; contacts are sync'd via export/import)?View 4 Replies View Related
I got AT&T Samsung Captivate i897 (2.1 Eclair). I unlocked and rooted my phone. I was using simple free phone earlier which doesn't require data plan but after two weeks I bought samsung captivate, AT&T added $25 data plan. I got my phone from AT&T store where my friend works so he took my data plan out of the plan for now but he said they will find out and add into your plan again. Also, He said that they recognize by your IMEI number. My question is: Is there anyway I can change my IMEI number? I was thinking to use my simple free Nokia phone's IMEI number and use it for Samsung Captivate so AT&T thinks that I am using Nokia phone.View 4 Replies View Related
After running three updates this morning. I started getting a weird light effect when I unlock my phone. It happens at the top of the screen just to the right below the battery. It's a quick yellow glow then it disappears until my phone is locked then unlocked again. One of the updates had to do with my weather widget [Weather & toggle]. Anyone seen or heard of this?View 3 Replies View Related
I have an unlocked captivate. I have a German T-D1 pay-as-you-go sim that I've used many times in unlocked GPS phones. Now I have an AT&T captivate and wonder whether GPS or other apps will work. Does GPS require a data plan to work? If so I'll have to figure out whetted I can add this to my T-D1 plan. This will also answer my question about whether using the Captivate for navigation in the US needs a data plan to work.View 3 Replies View Related
I rooted my Captivate tonight and I know how the superuser icon with android skull and crossbones. However neither Super Manager or ASTRO will allow me to uninstall the crap ware on my phone. Is there something I'm missing? I followed all the steps at XDA. So far I've tried to remove YPMobile, ATT Navigator, and ATT Maps. Any suggestions? I tried searching this on google and this forum but didn't come up with anything.View 8 Replies View Related
Are there any external lights on the Captivate that let you know you have email or a message or battery charge is complete, etc?View 8 Replies View Related
How to make camera up & down instead of sideways?View 2 Replies View Related
Just wanted to start a hard case review. Anyone got a hard case yet? Will seidio make one for this phone? How about screen protectors? I'm assuming the steinheil crystal for the regular galaxy s they have on the website won't fit?View 2 Replies View Related
Noticed since I work in a rather quiet environment. During office hours I need to keep it on vibrate mode. When the phone vibrates during a call, it causes a severe rattling noise when the phone is in my hands or if the bottom is not resting against a hard object. Removing the battery compartment cover and repeat, and the rattle is non existent. With the battery cover on, the rattle can be diminished by pressing firmly on the top section of the cover.View 1 Replies View Related
Does anyone know if the Captivate will easily sync with my Outlook Calendar without having to go through Google? Just to confirm, this is a personal calendar not corporate.View 13 Replies View Related
Looking for ideas. Since this is fairly new to me, I like to have several styles to play around with and didn't want to purchase Beautiful widgets or something similar just yet.View 22 Replies View Related
The Swype Keyboard on my wife's Captivate is not working correctly. The SYM button and the one to the left of it are blanked out - meaning they are just black boxes and clicking/pressing them does nothing. She has had to switch to the default keyboard and she hates it.Any idea what is going on and how to fix this?View 12 Replies View Related
I have a Captivate that I just brought today.....and everything works just fine except the Contacts App. When I launch the Contacts App the screen is blank and nothing to click on to add a contact.
Is something wrong with just the app or phone? Has anyone experienced this?
I am having an issue with my M3U playlists.
I use the default Samsung media player, Isyncr and Itunes. Although I have also used the Doubletwist Player (not the desktop software) and had the same issue, I just prefer the Samsung default player mainly because of the lock screen app.
Here is the issue.
First, I sync my playlists with Itunes using Isyncr, all of the songs come over great, art and tags, everything is perfect. It also creates M3U playlists on my phone. I double checked that everything is there.
Then when I unmount, media scanner scans my SD card (which takes way longer than it should) and it deletes all of my playlists. Now a little research on XDA forums tells me that this is because anytime the media scanner scans a playlist and can't find all of the songs from that playlist, it assumes it is an old playlist and deletes it. The problem is that when I look through the M3U files, every song referenced in the list is on the card...they are all there, yet it keeps deleting them.
Does anyone know of a solution to make it stop deleting my playlists?
Umm first time I tried hooking my Captivate up to my computer, and It says "device driver software unsuccessfully installed..View 3 Replies View Related
I was looking at my upgrade options and total pricing with regard to the Captivate. When I added the phone as an upgrade, not only did it not make me choose a data plan, it didn't even give me a choice to pick a data plan (at the moment I have just minutes and texts). Is this an error on the ATT system or you can get the phone and the data plan is only set up once you use the phone?
Because what I am thinking is upgrading 2 lines on my family plan - my line with an iPhone which requires data when you purchase the phone, and the Samsung on the line that will not get Data. I will only use one phone (the Samsung on my line) and sell the iPhone brand new in box. Will that work or will ATT realize when I only have one phone in use on my plan even though I 'upgraded/renewed' two lines?
Had my phone reboot today at 3:15 pm cst, and it being the first i was hoping that is was a gps update but it does not work any better. anyone else's captivate reboot today?View 3 Replies View Related
Is it possible to watch videos on xfinity or espn3.com on the captivate? Im able to access the comcast and espn3 websites but when i click on the episode or video it doesnt load. do i need another media player?View 2 Replies View Related
Has anyone been able to install the Gameloft games NOT on the marketplace on a Samsung Captivate?I know how to get around the sideload issue, but when you buy games on their site the purchase is device specific and AT&T is not in the list.View 7 Replies View Related
I know that some people were able to do this with the Nexus One. So has anyone (who has gotten it early) done the same?View 13 Replies View Related
I unlocked my Captivate a few days after the unlock came out and have been using it flawlessly for the last month or so. Well, my extra batteries came in last night so I kept taking the batteries in and out, powering the phone on and off. Then I used the new battery 'til it died and when I turned it back on, the SIM lock was on again. So I had to go through the process this morning again to unlock it. Tip: don't power on and off your unlocked Captivates too much/frequently. It'll lock up again!View 4 Replies View Related
If any of you own an uncloaked captivate, and also have a T-mobile phone, and you don't mind testing let me know. I want to confirm my fix, that popping in an active T-mobile sim card with data plan, will allow an unlocked Captivate to get a 3G signal. No software or root required, it is actually very easy. If you are willing to volunteer, let me know.View 5 Replies View Related