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Exobot Android Malware Removal Guide [Free]

What Is Exobot?

Exobot is a program that is reported to be of a malicious character into only infect Android devices. This Android malware me run a lot of different virus activities on your device, that may include stealing information from it and also damaging it in a way. It really depends on what the people who have created this malware have configured it to do, but it can perform a wide range of malicious activities, none of which can be good for your device or the information that is in it.

Read this article to understand more about this malware and how you can get rid of it from your Android for free.

Exobot Summary

Name Exobot
Type Android Virus
Short Description May enter your device and steal crucial information from it.
Symptoms You may see slow downs and other activities on your device.
Distribution Method Via fake third-party apps or adverts.
User Experience Join Our Forum to Discuss Exobot.

Exobot Virus – How Did I Get It

Exobot may successfully infect your device without you even realizing that using several undiscovered or unpatched Android vulnerabilities, which is similar to other such viruses, like Flubot and Belombrea. This is the main reason, why we would strongly advise you to keep your Android devices updated at all times.

The Exobot Android malware could use the following types of methods to infect your device:

  • In case it is downloaded as some type of a third-party application that is outside Google Play Store.
  • If your Android device has had a malicious script being injected on it as a result of tapping on a malicious link or a browser redirect.
  • If an otherwise legitimate application has pushed a dangerous advertisement on your Android, that has redirected to a virus script page.

Exobot Virus – What Does It Do?

Once Exobot virus has successfully gotten in your device, it will likely request for permission access to different kinds of administrative actions of your device, which may result in it taking control over your phone or tablet. This may allow the virus to perform the following malicious actions without your authorization:

  • Regular checks of the phone.
  • Obtaining the phone’s contacts.
  • Complete control of the SMS services.
  • Complete control of the phone’s phone calls.
  • Changing the malicious web server from which virus files are downloaded.
  • Creating a lock screen on your device and showing a third-party web page.
  • Running scripts that accumulate password and username info for different purposes.
  • Switching off and or restarting a device.

It really depends on what the virus is configured to do but it may also leave a cryptocurrency miner that can overheat and overload your phone or tablet and make it extremely slow, since it could be mining for different kinds of cryptocurrencies, using your device resources.

How to Remove Exobot Malware from Android

Exobot malware can be removed by cleaning up all of the settings of your Android and reinstalling it, by putting it in a factory new mode. To do this, we have prepared instructions beneath this article and we would strongly advise you to firstly back up your files and then phoned them carefully to remove the virus for free.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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Preparation before removal of malware.

Before starting the actual removal process, we recommend that you do the following preparation steps.

  • Turn off your phone until you know how bad is the virus infection.
  • Open these steps on another, safe device.
  • Make sure to take out your SIM card, as the virus could corrupt it in some rare cases.

Step 1: Shut Down your phone to win some time

Shutting down your phone can be done by pressing and holding its power button and choosing shut down.

In case the virus does not let you do this, you can also try to remove the battery.

In case your battery is non-removable, you can try to drain it as fast as possible if you still have control over it.

Notes: This gives you time to see how bad the situation is and to be able to take out your SIM card safely, without the numbers in it to be erased. If the virus is on your computer, it is espeically dangerous to keep the sim card there.

Step 2: Turn on Safe Mode of your Android device.

For most Android devices, switching to Safe Mode is the same. Its done by following these mini-steps:

1.Turn on your device and hold the power button until you see the following menu:

2.Tap on Safe Mode Icon to reset your phone to Safe Mode, like shown below:

3.When you turn on your phone, you will see the letters “Safe Mode” written on the side, bottom or other corners of the screen. Your phone will also be in Airplane mode. This will help avoid any viruses communicating with the hacker.

Step 3: Eliminate the App that Your Believe is the Virus

Usually Android viruses get masked in the form of applications. To eliminate apps, follow these mini-steps:

1.Swipe down from the top of your phone and locate the Settings symbol and tap on it.

2.When you open the Settings menu, you should be able to locate the control center of all your App Permissions. It should look something like the following:

3.Now if you know which the virus or adware app is, you should locate it and tap on it:

4.When you enter the app, you will see two options – to Force Stop it and to Uninstall it. Make sure to first Force Stop it so that your phone is safe from any tripwire tactics of the app that may destroy it an then tap on Uninstall to remove it.

5.Now if you are sure that the virus or adware app is removed, you can hold the Power button and tap on Restart:

Step 4: Find Hidden Virus Files on Your Android Phone and Remove Them

1.To find hidden files manually (In case you know where the virus files are), you can use Safe Mode to go to where your Files are actually located. Usually, this is a folder, named “My Files” or something approximate to this:

2.There you should be able to locate all of your files and all of the folders:

Simply locate the virus and hold-tap on the virus file to delete it.

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