New 'unremovable' xHelper malware has infected 45,000 Android devices

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  1. mood

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    New 'unremovable' xHelper malware has infected 45,000 Android devices
    Factory resets aren't helping. Neither are mobile antivirus solutions. Malware keeps reinstalling itself
    October 29, 2019

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-unremovable-xhelper-malware-has-infected-45000-android-devices/
    Symantec: Xhelper: Persistent Android dropper app infects 45K devices in past 6 months
     
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    This crazy bit of malware is the best reason to use only Google Play to get your apps
    October 30, 2019
    https://www.androidcentral.com/crazy-bit-malware-best-reason-only-use-google-play-get-your-apps
     
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    Unveiled: How xHelper Android Malware Re-Installs Even After Factory Reset
    April 7, 2020
    https://thehackernews.com/2020/04/how-to-remove-xhelper-malware.html?utm_source=feedburner
    Kaspersky: Unkillable xHelper and a Trojan matryoshka
     
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