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MB can't remove xfota.apk trojan hiddenapp :(


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Hi K_f_Rt66,

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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after going to Settings -> Apps there's no 'bad app ' choice nor do I know what app it's in MB just told me
xfota.apk has a hiddenapp trojan
I may have been able to get an AV to disable that before though it couldn't remove it. Sound right? Any way to check?

Else how can i best root the device?
After removing it, can I unroot it so no problems later?
I've heard most all root apps contain malware, true?
Which are safe?
What safe install rom instructions do you recommend if needed?
Thx!

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