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Journeyman

Virus protection

Warning for all android users. DO NOT install "scan guard ". It is unnecessary and a SCAM! !
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GrandMaster

Re: Virus protection

is this something you downloaded from the play store? came already loaded on your phone? only one i know of is Lookout that usually comes stock on most carrier branded devices.
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Journeyman

Re: Virus protection

Fireguy, we've spoken before and I do not work for Sprint eitherSmiley Happy I just came across this "scan guard" telling me I had a virus and to go to the Google play store and download to rid of it as well as "boost" my phone! Seemed sketchy so I researched it and it IS a scam! I knew I was told that all the "protection "I needed on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was installed. I just wanted to let everyone else know bc it SEEMED or could to some seem "legit"!Smiley Sad
Journeyman

Re: Virus protection

Fireguy, we've spoken before and I do not work for Sprint eitherSmiley Happy I just came across this "scan guard" telling me I had a virus and to go to the Google play store and download to rid of it as well as "boost" my phone! Seemed sketchy so I researched it and it IS a scam! I knew I was told that all the "protection "I needed on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was installed. I just wanted to let everyone else know bc it SEEMED or could to some seem "legit"!Smiley Sad
GrandMaster

Re: Virus protection

i thought the name looked a bit familiar lol. out of curiosity...were you by chance on your browser when that warning popped up that you had a virus or issue with your phone? if so its a scam to get you to download that app..
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Journeyman

Re: Virus protection

Yeah I was. I really just wanted to warn others of it being a scam especially when by saying go to Google play to download immediately or loose protected data, SOME people wouldn't know NOT to do just that!
GrandMaster

Re: Virus protection

agreed. there are many out there that just click without thinking first or questioning what they are about to click.
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Master

Re: Virus protection

So it's not a good thing to send your banking information to that Nigerian prince so that you can get a part of his millions for helping him out?  


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GrandMaster

Re: Virus protection

well obviously per the letter youre related somehow. stop being stingy and help your long lost cousin.
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Journeyman

Re: Virus protection

Hahahahahaha! Dang! I JUST mailed that check this morning! Is THAT a SCAM????? LMAO!
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