Does my android phone have a virus?

Guest
24.04.2012
Guest

My phone (LG Mytouch by T-mobile) has been acting up lately. Here are the issues that I have

Applications become nonresponsive and the cell ask me to either send a report or to force close. I force close most of the time. The applications are things like "Lookout Antivirus" "Google Play Store/Market.

I have a google widget app that I use to search the internet. When I type something in then click search it goes to explorer but the page is blank and I have to keep pressing the refresh button to finally get it to go to the internet page.

I have noticed advertisements in my notification window. Alot actually.

Everytime I try to use Amazon Kindle it shows the open screen then closes down on its own.

Now, my sd card did stop working a couple of weeks ago… Don't know why so I replaced it. I do download things time to time. What can I do? And is this a virus?

Matt
24.04.2012
Matt

I don't think it is a virus but you sound like you have alot of apps. Try deleting ones you dont need.

Harb
24.04.2012
Harb

It sounds like your phone just needs a spring cleaning.

I have the same problem with the Google search widget - but on my Galaxy S 2. I downloaded another browser, set it as the default browser, and that's that. Opera and Dolphin are the best mobile browsers for android at the moment. I don't know the real fix for this, and that's the best I got… Sorry.

Advertisements in the notification bar come from apps (most likely). When you install an app, they come with "permissions". Most apps have the permission to enable ads, some of which appear as notifications… Others as in-app adds. They are annoying, and hard to get rid of too.

I have no experience with Amazon Kindle, but my best guess is the app itself is out of date, or having other problems. Try emailing Kindle (address should be shown in the Google Play Store page), and letting them know that it isn't working on your device.

My SD card died as well, and my friend's did too. I'm not 100% sure the reason, but I've herd that it could be that the card wasn't the same class as the phone we put it in. Class 2 SD cards read/write slow compared to Class 4 SD cards. That might be the issue.