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A virus from windows attacked my Android operated device

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    Default A virus from windows attacked my Android operated device

    There is this virus that managed to surpassed the security of my android device after I let someone borrow my tablet because that person wanted to copy a song from my tablet. Here is a screen shot of the annoying files that were invading my tablet:

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    These annoying files are impossible to delete as they kept on respawning. They were on every single folder of my tablet and I want them gone. The antivirus at my android appstore like Avira, 360 security and malware bytes can't detect them. Junk file remover apps can't remove them too. Please help me get rid of this mess. It really slows down my tablet and I can't download files because of the invasion of these unwanted files. I am so mad to the person who borrowed my tablet because I can't remove this infection he gave my tablet .

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    You might have to reset the entire tablet if the virus protection is not working. That sucks. I definitely wouldn't let that friend see anything else of mine that they could even remotely mess up. Unless, did you ever back anything up? I know you might be able to fix it that way. I hope you don't lose everything.

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    Android + Windows = Worst possible combination haha. Next time I recommend, before you connect your android in Windows OS run your antivirus.

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    I removed similar issue of my pendrive using ubuntu linux. not sure if that would work on a android system. but you can mount the tablet as a disk and try. search the net for "shortcut virus"
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    I recommend SpyHunter. It an amazing program to remove malwares. It is a powerful anti-spyware application, real-timeto help the average computer user in protecting your computer against malicious threats. SpyHunter is automatically configured to give you optimal protection with limited interaction so all you need to do is install it for immediate and ongoing protection.

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    Try to plug your device in a computer or a laptop and delete it from there. If that didn't work, I guess you have to backup your data and do a complete format for your tablet. But before formatting, try to take it to a store and see if they can fix it for you.

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    I guess my only choice is is resetting. I will just save some important files in Google Drive and I hope Facebook and Google Plus can save my progress from games. I really wanted to get rid of this virus because its taking a lot of space because they were on every single folder in my tablet and I can't delete them no matter how hard I try.

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    Yes, you can reset it and the virus will go away. The problem is that if some of the files you are going to save to your Google Drive are infected :S because as soon as you download them to your device it'll get infected once more :S

    But this is really strange... I had that virus once on my windows and I was plugging my devices and transferring data to them and they never got infected! Really strange I have to say, guess I was lucky!

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    After resetting, Some of my game progress was not restored by my social network accounts. Its really upsetting because I am really far at Plants vs zombies 2. I think I will just save someone else's save game who reached how far I had been because I don't want to go back to the beginning. On the bright side, the virus is gone. I will never plug my devices in someone else's computer ever again.

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