Monday, 25 July 2016

This HummingBad Virus Is Stealing From You - See How To Stop It

The HummingBad Malware is causing lots of havoc and has infected millions of Android devices worldwide and you need to remove it as soon as possible from your android device.

The HummingBad is technically  a rootkit virus which is mostly downloaded from free apps sites and it installs itself deep inside the Android operating system to avoid detection but gives the hacker complete control over your phone. Information stolen from infected phones to its creator by this malware ranks about $300,0000 monthly.

How HummingBad works in your device

Once it enters your device, the HummingBad start installing apps on your device and each time your browsing, it spies on your browsing habits and the pages you open. On pages that has targeted adverts, it can also generates fake clicks for online adverts thereby opening pages that you did not intend to open

How to Know Your Device Is Infected.

The moment your Android phone starts displaying unusual advertisements, or you start running out of data unnecessary on your mobile plan, then your device might be infected.

Signs include receiving unexpected “system update” notifications, prompts to install a new app, or finding apps on your phone that you didn’t put there, and your battery that drains more rapidly than normal.

You can also download Avast anti virus, Lookout Security Sofware,360 Security software and it will detect the Malware.

How to Get Rid Of HummingBad

Unfortunately it cannot be removed for now we at brownteks discovered that the only way to remove this Malware is by doing a hard factory reset

>> Create a backup of the data and content on your phone or tablet.

>> On your infected phone or tablet, tap on Settings > Backup and reset> Factory Data Reset. The location of Backup and reset will differ on various Android phones and tablets, but it will be relatively easy to find.

>> Tap Reset phone or Reset device. Your device will reboot in Recovery mode and will start wiping your infected phone or tablet.

>> Once your phone or tablet reboots you can start the setup of your HummingBad-free device.

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