How to Remove Android/Trojan.Gedma From Dragon Phablet

ocean-view

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Nov 9, 2015
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Hi, somehow I got a trojan that keeps adding apps to my phablet. I have Anti-Virus 360 and Malwarebytes installed.

Both programs find the trojan, but both cannot remove it. Says UNINSTALL UNSUCCESSFUL.

How do I get this off my phablet?

It keeps installing apps and I keep deleting.

Thanks.
 

leeshor

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Dec 27, 2011
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Welcome to the forum

Some tablets have a safe mode that might allow it to be removed but my best guess is that you need a full factory reset. Did you have either of those apps installed before the virus hit you?
 

ocean-view

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Nov 9, 2015
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Hi, thanks for the reply. I don't know which app it came from. Full-factory reinstalls do not get rid of it. I have been reading threads elsewhere.

I have no idea about safe mode. I'll have to look into that.
 

leeshor

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If you do a factory reset there is no reason I can think of that it should come back unless it was a legit app that came from the Play Store. If that's the case, which I doubt, do the reset and don't tell it to sync with Google when setting it up.
 

ocean-view

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Nov 9, 2015
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I only get my apps from the Play Store; so it looked legit and wasn't. Does a factory reset remove all your photos and video too?
Hoping there is another solution; as I have no idea which app did this and got rid of all but the essential apps already.
 

leeshor

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Yes, a factory reset removes all your data. Install AirDroid on a PC to copy all those files off the tablet or install DropBox and allow it to sync up. Google Photo will also store all your photos in the cloud, automatically.
 

ocean-view

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Nov 9, 2015
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Okay, thanks. I'll still try to find a fix for this trojan before I do this (despite other threads saying trojan will remain).
 

zolaextreme032

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Mar 10, 2015
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Monkey virus... Use box or dongle to remove it or install full rom on this tablet. Good lock

Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
 

ocean-view

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Nov 9, 2015
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Hi, can you tell me more about box and dongle so that I can look them up? Googling the words brings up too many possibilities.
 

ocean-view

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Nov 9, 2015
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Hi, cannot be removed in safe zone either. I have done 3 full factory resets and not installing my google backups, but it is still there.

Welcome to the forum

Some tablets have a safe mode that might allow it to be removed but my best guess is that you need a full factory reset. Did you have either of those apps installed before the virus hit you?
 

ocean-view

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Nov 9, 2015
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I don't tell it to sync, but it is still there. It is in the Android System (in-rom).


If you do a factory reset there is no reason I can think of that it should come back unless it was a legit app that came from the Play Store. If that's the case, which I doubt, do the reset and don't tell it to sync with Google when setting it up.
 

leeshor

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If you did a factory reset and didn't sync with Google when you set it up, and it's still there I'm out of options.
 

ocean-view

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Nov 9, 2015
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Security 360 says it's IN-ROM. I think I need a custom Rom now to replace it, but I have no clue how to take this step; even from searching online.

If you did a factory reset and didn't sync with Google when you set it up, and it's still there I'm out of options.
 

leeshor

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I went back to the beginning. You didn't say you were rooted, (or I missed it). Even if you had "allow installation from unknown sources" unchecked and if you were stock I don't see how the system area where the original ROM was could have been infected. That's either incorrect or a really really serious infection. Sorry but I can't help with a ROM suggestion.
 
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