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The night of the 17th, I was using the Facebook app while suddenly a download in progress icon appeared in the status bar. I pulled down the notifications screen just in time to catch a glimpse of the word "attackers" followed by a bunch of symbols like $ before it disappeared. I could not find anything in the downloads folder list, ESET premium that was monitoring my phone and all downloads hadn't even detected it, and I tried in vain to search online using only the selected phrases I had managed to glimpse. Then by sheer luck, today, I managed to find a thread on this problem with the full details. The message had been "attackers on <b>%1$s</b> might atte..." with a download in progress while using Facebook app. Which I assume is completed as "might attempt to steal your information" or something. I tried using this phrase to search about it on Google, and while nothing specific to this problem came up, a list of generic information results on various types of network attacks, DDos, man in the middle and zero day attacks came up, which has me really worried. I am still using the phone as is, I really don't know much about technology related things. Please advise me what I should do now, if I should just turn off the phone or something. The person in the other thread said he had reset his phone and the problem had reappeared when he had signed into Facebook again, so now I'm not sure if a simple factory reset will help and I will probably need to install a custom ROM or something. I'm using Android 7.0 in a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. I got a software update to Oreo just an hour earlier and I wonder if updating the software will help remove whatever malware/spyware/hacking application got installed. Please help, I am logged into all my accounts through this phone and it's already been like 4 days since the message first appeared damage control is needed. Thank you very much. If you know anything, anything, please let me know it's very urgent.
For a few months I was unable to access my newsfeed (Home) on Facebook. I asked FB, but they offered no help. I installed and ran Malwarebytes, and it fixed the problem! Evidently some malware was overloading my cache, and this fixed it!
Okay, im sorry if this doesn't go under the right topic, its the closest to my problem. I accidently downloaded a backdoor agent by accident & it infected my pc with a bunch of other crap. I used Malwarebytes & its in quarantine for 2 years now. Everything has been back to normal. 6 months ago my Facebook was hacked advertising glasses, I changed my password & logged out of all devices which solved the problem. Is this the Backdoor agent key logging & someone used my account? I ran a quick scan & found PUPs that are harmless. Please forgive me but Im honestly paranoid. Im only 16 & im sorry if im in the wrong topic. Please help its my fault i know.
I was reading my Facebook feed using Firefox (v56, 64bit) and saw a story about the Clemson coach and so I clicked on the story. A new tab opened up and then the browser suddenly looked like there was a problem with the video card, the PC speaker started making a constant shrill noise, and a web login (similar to what you'd see with IIS or Apache) showed on my screen. I went to task manager, killed Firefox and disconnected my connection to the Internet. I then started Malware Bytes, reconnected to the Internet long enough to get the updates, then disconnected again and ran a custom scan on the whole drive (with scan for rootkits enabled). The scan came back clean and so I ran an Avira scan (Free version) and it ran for several hours and didn't find anything. Finally, I booted into safe mode and re-ran a MalWareBytes scan and once again, it came up with no detections. I'm always one to err on the side of caution, but I really don't want to reload WIndows. I am on a Dell Vostro with 4 GB of memory, 750GB HDD, Windows 10 (Updates current), Avira Security Suite (Updates Current), MalwareBytes 3 (Updates Current) Strange behavior on a website always makes me anxious about having downloaded some payload. Any suggestions? Move forward with caution or reload?