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  1. The latest MBAM on my Android device(s) takes exception to the fact the they are ROOTED. While a cautionary message for the un-initiated is perfectly in order, any way to turn OFF the alerts for those of us who know and are willing to live with the potential added risks related to rooting? Something like ignoring the fact that developer options are turned on ??
  2. Assuming you have cleared ALL of the History "from the beginning of time" as they say in Chrome. Have you perhaps accidentally put (or has something put for you without your knowledge) a bookmark somewhere? Have you tried removing and re-installing Chrome? Chrome can be a real pain in the can about assuming it knows where you want to go at startup. Something silly like "home page" seems difficult to find at times. Never was a big fan of software that wanted to do my thinking for me without my approval.
  3. The new version of MBAM reports that my Android tablet is already rooted, which given the number of failed attempts to do so is ironic at best. The notification of it being rooted has even survived re-formatting the device and re-flashing the factory firmware image and re-installing MBAM, so I suspect it is a false notification. Device in question is an AstroTab A10 tablet, Allwinner A83T chipset, Android 5.1.1.
  4. That's easy. There are any number of app deletion tools available on the Google Play Store. I used "System App Remover" which has some ads to contend with but the free version should get the job done for you. You assign root permissions for the app (this may vary with precisely how you rooted it but hopefully it will be clear) and after that you ought to be good to go. Good Luck. As with ALL rooting and related issues, you naturally proceed at your own risk but at this point, your tablet seems to have so much malware on it that you probably have nothing to lose. However, if you've already
  5. What version of Android is on the tablet? What have you tried to use to root it? Some very recent Marshmallow and many Nougat devices seem difficult to handle, but most everything else is able to be rooted without too much difficulty these days.
  6. The mechanism is getting you to respond to the message. Usually, the only two appropriate responses are to close the browser or pull the battery. Assume there was also some: "click here to clean your device, cure cancer and make the world a better place all at the same time" button, and if you are unfortunate enough to click on it, it often proceeds to encrypt your phone and the ransom ware payload has been delivered. You seem to have dodged the bullet, so congratulations. Recent and complete backups are also very useful. When in doubt, do not click. Used to be alleged pictures of the te
  7. The Marshmallow upgrade for my cell phone has a new built-in vendor support app that MBAM flags as a PUP. The vendor suggests this is a false positive and I am assuming it is flagged because it probably allows the device to access and send all sorts of configuration related material to the vendor, which would make sense if it is in fact a technical support app. The specific reference is to Android/PUP/AdDisplay.MobiDash.rw I am also assuming a FORCE STOP, DISABLE, and whitelisting of the app will allow me to safely ignore it indefinitely (or at least until I root the phone and dump
  8. Since all of them seem to be installed as system level apps, you will need to root your tablet to get rid of them. In the interim, turn OFF Wi-Fi and data long enough to stop the download deluge. Go into your APPS setting and you should at least be able to FORCE STOP and DISABLE them, which will greatly reduce their effects until you can root and remove. IF you don't have any data on your device you can't live without or can't recover from elsewhere, you COULD try a factory reset, but that will likely also blow away everything that wasn't part of the original configuration. So, THAT decisi
  9. A Request for Wisdom ...... My "backup" phone is on the low end of the hardware capability spectrum for Android devices: 512MB RAM, 8GB ROM, 1GHz processor, etc.. If I set up MB to do "everything" - the way my primary phone is set up - the phone frequently spends much if not all of its time updating and running MB, and at times pretty much grinds to a halt for everything else. VERY safe. VERY un-usable. SO --- HOW BEST to configure MB so that it becomes a manually invoked, on-demand app rather than an always active automated background process. YES, I would prefer the latter, bu
  10. Glad to help. Many people get carried away with the whole rooting thing, and an important point to be aware of is that a rooted device may NOT be able to receive future OTA updates from the vendor. MY limited experience with this is that an attempt to update the rooted device bricked it, well at least semi-bricked it, so I had to re-install the original firmware, update it, then re-root it. So unless you are comfy with the notion of flashing, re-flashing, and generally "futzing" with devices at this level, if it isn't broke, don't fix it. KINGOROOT, by the way, will easily root Android
  11. What Android version is on the phone ? I have had MUCH better rooting success with "KingoRoot" NOT TO BE CONFUSED with "King Root" - KINGOROOT is what you want, and try the downloadable APK version first, before trying the Windows based rooter, and as always, YOU ARE PROCEEDING AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF THIS SOMEWHOW SENDS YOUR PHONE TO THE MOON, ALL I CAN DO IS OFFER YOU APOLOGIES AND A TELESCOPE. I also note I am not sure how it would work on a Marshmallow rather than Lollipop device, as I don't yet have any Marshmallows to try it with. CyanogenMod 13.1, even though it is based on Marshmallow,
  12. Is this a new device, or recently updated? Given WHERE the app resides, it is probably part of the build. You would need a rooted device and one of those system app remover programs to remove it, but you SHOULD be able to go into app settings and DISABLE it. THAT would at least get it to stop doing whatever it does, since whatever it does is NOT something you want you phone to be doing. App Info: FORCE STOP, WIPE THE CACHES, DISABLE, all that stuff. Samsung is usually better about such things but that doesn't exactly help you in this situation
  13. Well, what you COULD do is make sure you have the latest updates, then put your phone in Airplane mode, scan it, and it nothing is found, WHITELIST the whole thing. That way, MBAM would only have to scan new items - including updates to current ones, as they come in. A bit of effort to set up initially, but if you really want to see an improvement in execution times .....
  14. Depends on the Android VERSION you have. Kingoroot (as opposed to "KingRoot" which is a completely different product that I personally would NOT use) does a perfectly good job on Lollipop and earlier versions, in my personal experience. Haven't tried to root a Marshmallow or Nougat device yet, so no help there. On Lollipop devices, I personally found that downloading the Android .apk version of Kingo worked better than the Windows connected version, but my Windows version may have been out of date. NOW, having said all that, why do you need or want to root the device? Some apps, like Link
  15. SO, how difficult would it be to enable landscape mode / device rotation in future versions of MBAM for those of us who are tablet users? This is FAR from an end-of-the-world issue, but if it is not a big deal, why not? Thanks for your attention.
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