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3 May 2019

13 Ways on How To Find Hidden Spyware on Android Smartphone


If you’re looking for ways on how to find hidden spyware on Android, then you’ve come to the right place.

Every smartphone, tablet, and other smart electronic device comes with premium hardware and software features. Because of this, users tend to use their computer less to a point that some ended up not needing computers anymore.

Android devices nowadays can almost do anything that a regular Windows PC can. While smartphones are becoming similar to computers in usability, Android spyware and viruses are becoming more prevalent.

At this point, you may already possess more private information on your phone than you do on your PC. Privacy is one of the biggest issues on smartphones and if you’re wondering whether someone is tracking your phone or spying on your phone, then continue reading.

How To Find Hidden Spyware on Android

There are many spying apps, and people can easily install them on the phones of other users in order to monitor them.

Understanding what these spying services can do is necessary for detecting spyware and knowing how to get rid of it. In this post, we’ll share with you several tips that can indicate that your phone is being tracked or spied on, and what can be done about it.

1. Unusual Strange Phone Behavior

One of the most common ways to detect spyware is to check for odd or strange behavior from your phone. If there is spyware or tracking software installed on your phone, chances are, your phone will act differently.

Observe if your phone lights up on its own, shutting down automatically or make strange sounds.

Find apps on your phone that you don’t remember installing. Clicking on malicious links elsewhere, such as a spam email, could be inviting these onto your phone inadvertently.

Rooted phones are more susceptible to these attacks and unusual behavior. Change your passwords frequently.

Some nefarious apps will piggy-back onto ones that may seem safe (for example, Godless malware), and back in the days of Jelly Bean exploits were found that allowed remote installation of apps via script injection. These exploits have since been patched, but hackers are always looking for new ways in. It’s always a race to see who can find exploits and either take advantage or secure the breach.

“Can these behaviors have other causes as well?“

Definitely, and those causes may have absolutely nothing to do with spyware.

2. Unusual Battery Drain

Another useful way to find out whether someone is spying on your phone is an increase in battery usage. After using a phone for a couple of weeks, most people become familiar with battery patterns and know their average battery life. If your phone is suddenly experiencing sub-par battery life for no tangible reason, it could be spyware. Spyware and tracking apps can drain your phone’s battery, especially if they’re running constantly.

Battery Statistics

It could also be an older battery, a new app you installed that’s running perpetually in the background, or a malfunctioning battery. If your phone is heating up for no discernible reason when it is idle, the same rules apply. It could be spyware, but most modern malware has improved in this area, so consider other causes as well.

3.Noise During Phone Calls

Look for unusual noise or sounds during phone calls. If you hear beeps or any other sounds during phone calls, then this can mean your calls are being recorded. Call recording apps can make such noises.

Also, if the call quality has suddenly worsened, this can also mean that your phone calls are being recorded. Static or feedback can be signs. However, it might also mean that you simply have a bad connection or that your phone isn’t handling calls well. The world isn’t always a sinister place; but its parts, including carriers and cell phones, have no shortage of problems.

4. Random Reboots And Shut Downs

Spyware and tracking apps can cause random reboots and shutdowns on Android devices. If you believe that your phone’s software is stable and updated, then random reboots or shutdowns can mean your phone has spyware software installed. An unstable third-party app might also be causing this.
Rebooting

In order to be certain, uninstall the app that you think is causing the random shutdowns. If you still experience random reboots and shutdowns, then your phone might be being tracked or spied on.

5. Look For Strange Text Messages

Some spyware apps can send strange text messages on phones with different codes or symbols. If you’re receiving such texts on your Android smartphone, then there is a chance your phone is being spied on or tracked.
Stagefright Detector

Stagefright is an all-too-recent example, although it used a video text for its exploit. It was a vulnerability identified and almost entirely addressed without seeing much use by hackers, luckily. If it still freaks out you out, use the app below to make sure you don’t have it on your phone.

6. High Data Usage

This is also a really useful factor in determining whether your phone has spyware or tracking software installed. Spyware apps can use a lot of data to send out your phone’s information and an increase in your phone’s data usage can also mean that your phone is being spied on. It could also mean that you are spending more time online, so don’t forget to consider all the factors.
Make sure that you monitor your phone’s data usage regularly to find out about any unusually high usage in data. For an app that will help you do this, try My Data Manager below.

7. Sounds When Your Phone Is Not In Use

When your phone is idle, it shouldn’t make any sort of sound. If you’re hearing sounds when you’re not using your phone, it could mean that your phone is being spied on. If you want to eliminate both the possibility of spyware and also rogue apps causing the noises, perform a factory reset. If your phone is rooted, flash stock firmware. And don’t disregard OS updates. This will solve a lot of these problems.

8. Delay In Shut Down

Try shutting down your phone several times during the day. Android devices usually shut down quickly, but if your phone is taking an unusually long time shutting down, then this can suggest that someone is monitoring and controlling your phone. Or it could also be an app chewing up resources, an actual hardware problem, or a faulty/corrupted install.

9. Be App-Smart

Be wary of pirated apps. Advertisers collect data about your through ad/app bundles. Read what permissions an app requires you grant, and decide if it’s worth it. Watch for clones of legitimate apps and websites. A new technique, called smishing, creates an overlay on top of banking log-ins so that it can steal your information. Ensure you are on a secure site (the IP address starts with HTTPS instead of HTTP) when you enter sensitive information.


App Smart

Third-party apps can be awesome, but they also haven’t undergone the same amount of scrutiny that app stores like Google Play or Amazon put their apps through. And some bad apps do slip through on these sites as well before they are detected. If you experience issues with an app, get rid of it and reboot. If you still are having problems, start over with a factory reset.

10. PopUps

Ironically, a popup that warns about impending doom on your Android, can infect your phone with malware itself. The more you click these dialogue windows, the more possibility you will be redirected to a shady place or click on something deceptive. Never run a .exe or flash file that you aren’t sure about. A lot of advertising popups aren’t malware per se, but sometimes there’s a fine line between advertisements and malware, hence the terms — adware and malvertising.


PC Error Message

If a popup proclaims that you’ve won something that’s too good to be true; it probably is. Ads are annoying anyway, and there are a few apps you can download to block them like Adblock Browser for Android. These apps tend to be more effective if you are rooted.

Popups can be a sign of an existing infection, that wants to gain more privileges or information from you.

11. Check Suspicious Files

If you have a file manager installed on your phone, look for any suspicious files or folders created on your phone. If you find some new files and folders you know for a fact you didn’t install as part of an app or anything else, then there’s a chance your phone has tracking or spyware software installed.

Occasionally, you might be lucky enough to find phone numbers or emails that will lend a clue as to who is doing the tracking, but be certain before you assume and accuse.

12. Phone Suddenly Became So Slow

If your phone has suddenly become really slow for no obvious reasons at all, then there’s a risk that your phone is being monitored and controlled. Don’t leave your phone unattended around someone you don’t trust, use encryption, or at the very least, a lock screen.

13. Who’s Doing the Spying or Tracking?

Remember earlier when we said that the world isn’t always a sinister place? It isn’t, but there are some crappy people that do crappy things. What motivates them to take the time out of their day and expend the effort?

Spyware Anonymous


Most likely they:
presume you have something they want,
feel passionate about gaining your personal information (e.g. cheating spouse),
need to satisfy an addiction (but hackers/phreakers still need the effort to result in something worthwhile),
employ an app or method targeting a larger population segment,
or perhaps, employ you.
There isn’t a great way to identify the person doing the spying, because information can be redirected several times to several places. Your best bet is to prevent or get rid of the spyware.

Conclusion

No user wants viruses, tracking apps or spyware installed on his/her Android smartphone, but hackers are finding it increasingly worthwhile to put it there. The first step in fixing this issue is to check for spyware. Use the tips mentioned above to check whether there are spyware and tracking software installed on your phone, and if so, get rid of it.

Source: JoyOfAndroid

6 May 2018

Latest Best Torrent Sites Of 2018

As the KickassTorrents and ExtraTorrent has gone offline, there was a gap in torrent community. Still there are lots of sites that allow you to download torrent files legally. However, you must download them via trusted sites and clients to avoid scams. As there are lot of torrent sites so knowing which one is right is difficult. For your convenience, we have collected the best torrent sites to download torrents without any trouble. 

Best Torrent Sites 2018

The Pirate Bay

The first one which comes in this list is none other than the most popular torrent site “The Pirate Bay”. It's a classic and the king of torrents. This site is going to celebrate it's 15th anniversary on 15 September 2003. It is available in 35 languages. In the Alexa, it ranks 87 during September 2017 but now 106. TPB has maintained it's popularity even in present days.

RARBG

As per the data of 2015,  over 300k people per day visit or use this site. This site is for peer to peer admirer. It is only available in English language. Apart from that, it ranked 280 in August 2016 and still it is very much popular. It got closed for one week after pressure of BREIN in 2008 but after that it's working yet. In few countries this site has been blocked like Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Ireland etc. You can trust this site without so much thinking.

1337X

It was the sixth popular torrent site as per June 2016. After the closure of kick-ass torrent, it's popularity increased suddenly. It is the best alternative to The Pirate Bay but sadly the site is banned from Google search queries. 

ExtraTorrent

This site has the potential to beat the Pirate Bay in popularity as in November 2016, it became the world's second-largest torrent site. It got shut down voluntarily by owners in May 2017. However, this website has its cloned version with domain https://extratorrent.ag/.

TorrentDownloads

It provides the complete torrent details page which is clear-cut. It is the best reason to try this site at once. This site gives you a high quality of torrents and also it has a large database. It ranks 2447 in Alexa data.

limetorrents.cc

This site hosts torrents if different genres such as tv series, application, game and anime. It regularly updates the contents making it one of the best torrent site. You will find different web pages on this site containing updated list of trending torrents and the latest uploaded ones. 

YTS.AM

This torrent site is specialized in providing movies of high qualities. Download movies from the site that is highly known for the visuals. It can give tough competition to other sites with it's looks. The Alexa rank of this site is 720. Even after not being bound with YTS/YIFY group, it still got a place in this list.

Torrentz2

After shutting down of torrentz, an unofficial clone of Torrentz Torrentz2.eu was launched that in starting indexed surprising 60 million torrents. Moreover, another unofficial clone torrentzeu.to -was launched that indexed 30 million torrents in beginning. Talking about site, Torrentz2 is a torrent search engine that combines  millions of search results and bring them at one platform. You can download torrent files easily with this site free and legally.

EZTV

Somehow this site has kept itself under the top 1000 sites on Alexa. It basically allow you to download torrent files of TV shows. By creating account, you can save torrents as favourites. According to users, this site provides good contents to download them with ease. 

Torrents.me

It is more than just a torrent search engine and has a lot to deliver. Like Torrentz2, it also search torrents on other sites. This site has an amazing dashboard on their homepage. It not only search torrents but also distributes them into different categories. Searching torrent files on this site is effortless because of category page.

ZOOQLE

The increasing number of torrents have gave birth to this site. Zooqle has an attractive interface with no presence of annoying advertisements. With three millions verified torrents, the site has grown rapidly in recent years.

iDope

iDope is a new comer in this area which was launched in the year 2016. It's traffic is increasing rapidly with each passing year and currently it has the same traffic as Zooqle. It offers an app too to download torrents right from your smartphone or tablet.

Demonoid

You will need an invite to join this site. It is a private member community that serving torrent service from 2003 with different domains. You may get irritated with the ads here. The site offers a free VPN “trust.zone” to remove ads for demonoid members and torrenting anonymously.

Conclusion

So this is the list of the best torrent sites from where you can download torrent files legally. If any site is blocked in your country then use VPN.

23 January 2016

Learn More about Benefits & Features of Linux Reseller Hosting

To know more about the concept of Linux reseller hosting, first understand about the features of reseller hosting. It is the service in which a user buys complete package of web hosting space for a parent web hosting company and then sell this to other users. This type of hosting service is useful for those who have small size websites, blogs sites, or want to start their own sites. Linux hosting is a cost effective deal for users that look for reliable & easy resources of hosting. For all these reasons, this has become a very popular solution for web hosting.

Linux Reseller Hosting
A large number of businesses are today opting for Linux server because of their high reliability & dependability. The individuals that are planning to create their own site can find this service useful in terms of quality, performance, and pricing. It is a fact that good quality servers are helpful to a site in gaining universal appeal. There are indeed different packages & plans are available for the Re-seller hosting that you can decide according to bandwidth & disk space, and other features.

Main Features of the Linux Reseller Hosting

•    Website owners will be provided with the latest technology routers and communicators
•    Any type of technical problems can be resolved easily
•   The instant online activation is possible with Linux hosting that is the main requirement of business
•    The server space will be divided among many users
•    The hardware facility maintained at the end of main owner  


Linux based platforms are compatible to various scripting languages such as MySQL, PHP, and Perl. If you own a particular that support any of these languages, then you can simply switch to Linux hosting. This type of hosting service is not only known for the compatibility, but it is also very efficient. The hosting plan offers greater stability and security to its customers. It is better to choose a hosting company through the online means for the assurance of quality.

Conclusion

There are varied web hosting companies offer Linux reseller hosting packages as per the needs of customers. It is much better to work on Linux based server that will help you to carry out customization, content editing, and modification with ease. For your assistance you can read customers reviews posted on the site of hosting provider. This will also help in your decision making, by following all these strategies you can easily select perfect hosting solution.

3 September 2015

IMEI Checker Service For Any iPhone Models For Free

This is official apple IMEI Checker for any iPhone models for free. In this post dear readers we will explain to you the best way to find out all the info about your iPhone which are required to perform network unlock. This is all possible with our IMEI Checker tool for iPhone.

You need these information because it is impossible to factory unlock your device without them. Also, it is much more difficult to know the basic information about your device if you have purchased it from the internet or some other second hand retailer. That is why the IMEI Checker tool is so useful.

IMEI Checker Service For Any iPhone

IMEI Checker

It is easy. To get started first of all you will need to find the IMEI code of your device. Note that almost all iPhone models are supported and can be checked with our IMEI Checker regardless of the iOS version and the broadband.
To find the IMEI of your iPhone either dial the number *#06# or go to Settings-General-About.

Now that you know the IMEI code go to the service press the Check my carrier info. After that immediately you will be provided with all the necessary data required for network unlock such as:

iPhone IMEI Checker Service

•    Unlock Status
•    SIM lock
•    Network locked operator
•    First network to which your device was activated.
•    Country of Origin
•    Status of the device- Clean/Blocked/Barred
•    Find my iPhone Status –ON/OFF

When you have these information you are ready to proceed with the network unlock.  Here will Unlock Verizon iPhone via IMEI code on any carrier. So if you are having doubts about some data of your device feel free to use our IMEI checker.  It is unique and official service which does not cost a dime and it may save you precious time.

For more info or if you have questions contact our Customer support online or by sending email. We will respond as soon as possible. This is the best IMEI Checker service for free for all iPhone models.

20 August 2015

Clash of Clans Cheats Service for Free Gems

One of the most popular games out there is certainly Clash of Clans Cheats, it is very addictive and competitive game where you can play with your friends and compete with each other. Because of its popularity it is very difficult to find the right hacking tool for generating gems in this game. Too many sites offer hacking tools for Clash of Clans but when you download the file that they give you, you will find out the sad truth - the file is empty and all they want you to do is download the hacking tool and harm your computer with virus or annoy you and make you waste more time on things you do not need. But you came to the right place, i will guide you and show you how to do it the right way.

Clash of Clans Cheats Service for Free Gems

Clash of Clans Cheats Tool

For now we only have made a hacking tool for Windows PC, but do not worry we are currently working on a MAC version of our program, so all of you MAC users can enjoy as much as we do. So why are we doing this? Well we also like Clash of Clans Cheats and we are tired of getting gems and gold by playing this game a lot, so we worked hard and we finally succeeded! We created the perfect hacking tool for Clash of Clans. Now you can generate as much gold and gems as you want.

But you will have to do certain things before we get to generating gems and gold.
First you will need to download the free version of Clash of Clans on your computer, once you have finished the installation you will need to choose which resources you want to be generated to your Clash of Clans account. Select the amount of your chosen resource and select between zero and and unlimited amount and that is all! The amount that you chose will be transferred to your account in no time!

Clash of Clans Cheats

Get unlimited gems, unlimited elixirs, unlimited resources, unlimited gold. Our program is working on all devices Android, iOS, Windows PC and soon on MAC. It is 100% safe and !00% undetectable, you will generate as much resources as you want and no one will know it.
Automatically check for new updates with no need to root your device or install any jail breaking app like Cydia or similar.

Probably the most important question of them all, how safe this really is? Well with our 24/7 support you do not have to worry that you will be discovered, join thousands of our proud customers even today it is way too simple! This is the best way for Clash of Clans Cheats make on your game to hit for free gems and gold on your account.