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Don't be taken to the Droid Cleaners.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 1:52 AM PST

You may recall how Windows users were fleeced and taken to the cleaners with "registry cleaners" and other system cleaners and speed boosters.

Now those same ideas are being used to entice those same folk into what we'll call "cleaner apps" with promises to clean up Android.

I'm sure there will be a lot of promises made but if you didn't learn this on Windows, you will on your Android.
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This can infect your PC when you plug in your phone.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 3:00 AM PST

"Generally speaking, saving autorun.inf and a PE file to a flash drive is one of the most unsophisticated ways of distributing malware. At the same time, doing this using a smartphone and then waiting for the smartphone to connect to a PC is a completely new attack vector. In the current versions of Microsoft Windows, the AutoRun feature is disabled by default for external drives; however, not all users have migrated to modern operating systems. It is those users who use outdated OS versions that are targeted by this attack vector."
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Update. Fake Antivirus apps are out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2013 5:46 AM PDT
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Yes, it's again.
by iminmessaging / September 14, 2013 11:02 PM PDT

You are right. These so called cleaners and boost up apps in android are making their way into our phone. I too once installed it my smartphone. It just shows that your unused apps are being cleaned and some amount of RAM is being freed. But, precisely if you check after some time from your settings menu-->Apps-->Running Apps. You will get the shock. The app claiming to free up your RAM and boost up your phone has itself eaten up a lots of phone resources. So better beware of these apps.

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