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Nov 18, 2013 01:19:43   #
raysass
 
Has any UHH members been getting notices on their mobile phones or tablets warning of a virus being detected on their device? This has happened a few times to me and my cell phone had to be reformatted the other day. This seems to happen when there is a disgruntled member being an idiot. I'm just wondering if there is a member(s) trying to get back at the UHH executive or was someone barred recently? Ray.
 
Nov 18, 2013 01:31:44   #
BHC (a regular here)
 
raysass wrote:
Has any UHH members been getting notices on their mobile phones or tablets warning of a virus being detected on their device? This has happened a few times to me and my cell phone had to be reformatted the other day. This seems to happen when there is a disgruntled member being an idiot. I'm just wondering if there is a member(s) trying to get back at the UHH executive or was someone barred recently? Ray.

Since barred members cannot post anything to the forum, I am leery of that reasoning. Have you identified a specific virus or malware?
Nov 18, 2013 01:42:54   #
mdorn
 
raysass wrote:
Has any UHH members been getting notices on their mobile phones or tablets warning of a virus being detected on their device? This has happened a few times to me and my cell phone had to be reformatted the other day. This seems to happen when there is a disgruntled member being an idiot. I'm just wondering if there is a member(s) trying to get back at the UHH executive or was someone barred recently? Ray.


LOL.
Nov 18, 2013 01:43:09   #
raysass
 
Mogul wrote:
Since barred members cannot post anything to the forum, I am leery of that reasoning. Have you identified a specific virus or malware?


No. I should have written down what it was telling me to do. It wanted me to put in an emergency no. as a password. I think the message was to dial 911, which I wouldn't do,and it would not shut off. I eventually had to call the manufacturer of the phone and they led me through re-formatting the phone. This took a few hours. Since then while on the forum I have got messages telling that a virus is attempting to to take over my phone and also my tablet Both are android's.
Nov 18, 2013 02:53:59   #
dirtpusher (a regular here)
 
have you downloaded an free software lately. esp. from softonic?
Nov 18, 2013 05:54:40   #
TucsonCoyote
 
Seems like maybe that time has come when the machines are taking over ....you know, Terminator type thing!
Was bound to happen one day ! 8-)
 
Nov 18, 2013 11:53:21   #
raysass
 
dirtpusher wrote:
have you downloaded an free software lately. esp. from softonic?

Not that I am aware of, but I'll check. Ray.
Nov 18, 2013 12:07:57   #
raysass
 
raysass wrote:
Not that I am aware of, but I'll check. Ray.


As soon as I left this site and went to another answering a question I had asked about my recently acquired 100-400L lens I got a warning on my phone of a virus infecting my phone. It said the name of the virus was 'Tapsnake' and it's infecting OS/Apps/snake.icv, whatever that means.
Nov 18, 2013 16:47:54   #
magicray
 
raysass wrote:
As soon as I left this site and went to another answering a question I had asked about my recently acquired 100-400L lens I got a warning on my phone of a virus infecting my phone. It said the name of the virus was 'Tapsnake' and it's infecting OS/Apps/snake.icv, whatever that means.
How to remove Tapsnake.

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/security-info/222894/remove/TapSnake.A
Dec 6, 2013 02:39:21   #
raysass
 
dirtpusher wrote:
have you downloaded an free software lately. esp. from softonic?


I did download a Android antivirus and then cancelled it. Maybe it's trying to get me to reinstall it. Every now and then it tells me I have a virus but now I just ignore it.I have since installed AVG antivirus free.
 
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