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Beware of "Android Launcher Update Required" Fake and Malicious Messages

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Beware of "Android Launcher Update Required" Fake and Malicious Messages

If the pop-up message below: "Android Launcher Update Required." shows up on your phone while you are browsing the web or using a certain app, please do not follow the instructions in it, just ignore it because it is a fake. The fake message was created by cybercriminals to frighten and trick mobile users into visiting malicious websites, downloading malicious apps, visiting phishing websites that steals personal and financial information, or visiting spam websites. If the message popups on your mobile device and prevent you for doing anything else, please press the "Home" button on your mobile device, which will take you to the Home screen. Then, use the "Recent Apps" button to close the browser window or the app that is displaying the fake message. Or, just restart your mobile device.

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The Malicious "Android Launcher Update Required" Message

The page at
www.mobiley.xyz says:

You must update your Android Launcher now or your phone will locked within 1 day

Ok.

Android Launcher Update Required

Due to the latest report hacking event targeting BLU Dash C Music Android phone, we released a launcher update, and it is required for every Android phone.

If you do not upgrade your BLU Dash C Music phone will be locked with 1 day

Cancel Update Now

Android users whose mobile devices are constantly getting pop-ups, can do the following to fix the problem:

  • Open your web browser on your Android phone and let the page load,
  • Go to "Settings,"
  • Click "Privacy,"
  • Click "Clear your Private Data" or "Clear browsing data,"
  • Clear your "Browser History" and Cache.

Also,

  • go to "Settings"
  • change your "Homepage" to something else, if "www.hetria.xyz" is set as your default Homepage.
  • Go back to "Settings"
  • Go to "Application Manager"
  • Remove all unknown apps, or apps you think maybe causing the popups.

The fake message is similar to the following:

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com .

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