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Article written by Adam G.

Adam is a computer security enthusiast, web developer and Windows/Linux geek. Loves metal music, chess and Starbucks.

19 Responses

  1. Adrian
    Adrian June 16, 2014 at 2:56 am | | Reply

    i have a htc one phone and it has the fake fbi virus and i boot the phone into safe mode and open apps in settings located the virus app but does not let me unistall it… what can i do?

  2. Diana
    Diana June 21, 2014 at 2:05 am | | Reply

    Having trouble removing this from a tablet using Jelly Bean android 4.2.

  3. debra
    debra July 1, 2014 at 3:29 am | | Reply

    Samsung galaxy 4, in safe mode, no app named badoink, cant find anything suspicious either…don’t know what to do next. My sons phone. Can I download some kind of security app while in safe mode to locate it and get rid of it since it is not obvious to me where it is?

  4. debra
    debra July 1, 2014 at 3:31 am | | Reply

    Android 4.4.2

  5. brandon
    brandon July 9, 2014 at 1:57 pm | | Reply

    ive tried the aforementioned on my Lg Optimus running android 4.1 ice cream but the stupid virus has rooted itself as an active device administrator, there for nothing anyone has offered me in terms of a solution works because the virus does not allow me to uninstall as I would any other app, it purposefully greys out the “uninstall” “force stop” options.

    Other than a factory reset, and no the device is not rooted so I cannot go into dev options, is there anyway to run a scan through my pc while my cell phone is tethered to my pc and try to scan the files this way to remove the trojan?????

    Nothing I find on the net comes close to even explaining if there is any alternative to a full out factory reset??? ( I have no problems doing this but only as a last resort). And yes the phone is in safe mode when I try to run any antivirus program,right now the phone works fine but only while in safe mode. I have Sophos Security scanner, and it detects the virus, which looks like an Adobe file btw but when it tries to delete it this is exactly what it reads

    “Cannot uninstall : this package is an active device administrator.”

  6. Mr.Coleman
    Mr.Coleman July 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm | | Reply

    Im exhusted with the number of malware ive installed in one day to remove this. Ive gone into safemode and I cannot locate this malware anywhere…HELP!!!!

  7. Jose Coronilla
    Jose Coronilla July 13, 2014 at 6:14 am | | Reply

    LG G2, Android OS version 4.4.2

  8. Mitch
    Mitch July 26, 2014 at 8:52 am | | Reply

    I have a galaxy note 3 a Android 4.4.2 can’t find the app BaDoink

  9. chani h.
    chani h. September 18, 2014 at 12:18 am | | Reply

    Hi, i have a lg motion 4g and every time i try to go to a website i get redirected to a porn site i believe it’s called badoink . I have tried everything i know and nothing is working. Every anti virus app claims that my phone has no malware but it does. I would really appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you so much

  10. Rodney
    Rodney December 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm | | Reply

    I have a metro pcs LG optimus and it says it’s vulnerable and it’s risky..I’ve tried all kinds of apps to get rid of it and even reset my phone, but it’s still there..somebody hacked into my phone

  11. Marcus.S
    Marcus.S March 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm | | Reply

    the uninstall button will not work? what next?

  12. amanda
    amanda March 10, 2015 at 12:47 pm | | Reply

    I have an lg g2 phone which has gained this virus i rang my network supplier who told me to reset my phone to factory restore this didn’t work, i rang lg direct they told me to hold power off and volume button together to get phone into safe mode this hasn’t worked either. waiting for lg to ring back with another solution.
    anybody any ideas

  13. JOHN LANGLEY
    JOHN LANGLEY April 3, 2015 at 1:39 am | | Reply

    High Adam! The one I have is that goofy lookin Obama! When I go to safe mode I find the ugly f**k that has me locked but the uninstall tab is not functional! From what I have read it is kind of new!

  14. Te Amo
    Te Amo July 24, 2015 at 9:52 am | | Reply

    IM having trouble to uninstall VideoPlayer ADULT

  15. anon
    anon August 22, 2015 at 11:19 pm | | Reply

    Clicked a webpage today that ransomwared my android tablet. No downloading of any apps. No requests to manually install anything. Rebooted in to safemode, opened browser settings and cleared all cookies, data, history, etc…. rebooted and seems to be fixed.

  16. Matthew
    Matthew November 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm | | Reply

    I have the android LG. I cant do anything, the virus just pops up the window where it says to pay. I had to forcefully shut it off. I was able to get into safe mode following your instructions. Once in safe mode when I go to apps in settings I dont see anything named badoink. There are a few apps in there that Im not sure what they are and afraid to delete because I dont knoe if there important. Im not tevh savy at all, but any guidance would help. I really cant afford the 150 the guy said it would cost at best buy to fix. Please any advice. Thank you for your time.

  17. Steffany
    Steffany June 29, 2016 at 2:14 am | | Reply

    I installed it on my phone after my husband recommended it for (adult) movie downloads. I haven’t seen it on my Samsung S6 since I uninstalled it, but while I was hooking up my printer a few minutes ago I opened the devices and printers settings on my PC and there it was under connected devices, as if I had something plugged into my lap top… I searched my computer for hours the day I plugged the phone in with no trace of this app, now all of a sudden it appears out of thin air. Not sure what they’re up to, but it can’t be good… how do I get rid of it (FOR GOOD)? I’m the complete opposite of technologically inclined and have already restored and restarted my laptop, I’m afraid to do anything else. I have to make this computer last at least another couple months until I can afford a new one, Please help!!

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