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LG Optimus L90 Android

Malwarebytes Mobile detects a program called: Task Manager, version 4.41.1, com.lge.lmk.  App Info indicates: This may cost you money, reroute outgoing calls, etc.  I cannot find adequate information about what this app is.  Since and update installed that and Quick Translator, many app install dates appear as year 1970.  Is my phone infected?  Thanks.

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Hi Pixydst,

What are these apps being detected as, what does MBAMM call them? The legitimate com.lge.lmk shoud not be detected. This has become a big problem with cheaper priced device, they come preinstalled with malicious apps and the apps cannot be removed using Android's uninstaller.

These apps on your device should not be trusted, there are a few things you can do.

- Disable the app – Can be done via Android Settings -> Apps -> bad app -> Force stop/disable

        This will prevent the app and any associated services from running.

- Root your device and uninstall the malicious apps. Usually reserved for advanced users, please do at your own risk.

- Install different, trusted, ROM to replace infected one. Usually reserved for advanced users, please do at your won risk.

- Return device where purchased.

I wish there were more options but where Android's openness and built in security collide; openness, anyone can flash a device with a custom ROM, security, you can't uninatll system apps.

Regards,

-Armando

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