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Malware/Spyware embedded into system.

(Topic created: 04-08-2024 03:49 AM)
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none1111
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Two issues Samsung galaxy S23 malware /Spyware.

 
1) Upon opening the phone you find.
 
Google Assistant - I have disabled
Bixby - can't figure out how to locate, disable and/or delete
Bixby vision - can't disable.
Bixby voice - disabled 
Android system intelligence - disabled.
 
2) System update 15.
 
Circle to Search - can't find a way to disable.
Live translate - I think I have it disabled.
Translater - can't be disabled 
Interpreter - can't find a way to disable.
Chat assistant -
Chat translation - I think I have it disabled.
Writing style - I think I have it disabled.
Voice Recorder - I don't have it downloaded.
Generative edit (image edit function) - can not find a way to disable it.
AI edit suggestion - can not find a way to disable it.
 
 
All of these programs are considered malicious.
 
How do I permanently disable or delete them?
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KellyMoth
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None of these programs are malicious.
none1111
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I have taken security training and by nature, these programs are malicious.

They create vulnerabilities in an otherwise secured Linux operating system.

If you follow internet security recommendations from either security firms or the US government, you would know they universally recommend permanently deactivating and/or deleting any AI, machine learning, Augmented reality, or other similar programs from personal devices.

They also recommend removing things like Google nest and Alexa devices from your home.
none1111
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No, just a background that required internet, information, data, and physical security training.
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TipsyTrex
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These are core functions to android and samsungs software skin. You are clearly paranoid beyond rationality, so just make your life easier and get rid of it and buy a nokia 3310 re-release or whatever. I don't know why you would even buy a smartphone if you're concerned about basic smartphone functionality being Spyware.
none1111
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Incorrect.

I have no issues with smartphones.

None of these are core functions of the androids linux skin or samsung's base operating system. As the software operates just fine and, in some cases, better without them.

I am not paranoid, only following standard and universally recognized internet security recommendations.
none1111
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Update: You can get rid of the circle to search function by disabling the redundant Google app.

Before anyone claims they need the Google app, you don't.....all Google functions and tasks can be accessed through Chrome and are already embedded in the Android Linux graphical front.
userra
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I searched via Gemini I wish I had the s23, but maybe you could see if Bixby would tell you how. 1712605275412_1000012013_1712605275.png
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none1111
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Thank you, but I have tried most of these already.

I won't use Bixby.
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userra
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Well, do you know how to do ADB. I saw on reddit you can do it that way whatever it is
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