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December 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm #24639
Yesterday and today I have had 2 programs which I don’t recognize so have denied access. One was aswg.apk from yesterday and aswg-1.apk today. It has dgtina.co.uk and the picture of the back of the android little green character and 505 KB and the other was uktubeflic.
Has anyone any idea what they are JoeDecember 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm #24847
I’m not sure I understand? What do you mean, are you saying your Nexus 7 spontaneously decided to try and download these files?
A quick Google and I can’t see any references to what you mention other than your post.December 30, 2012 at 11:54 pm #24874
For what it’s worth, ‘whois’ reveals the following:
1. dgtina.co.uk is a domain registered to a company called Intrugo Limited with an address in Edgware, London – the domain registered for 1 year from 18 June 2012.
2. uktubeflic.com is a domain whose ownership is hidden by Contact Privacy Inc.
Google Intrugo and you find a company which provides micropayment services via mobile devices (the address in small matches that shown by whois).
Google uktubflic and it is very apparent what it provides.December 31, 2012 at 12:13 am #24875
Hi col48 thanks for the info. I have security installed and nothing showed up but as I did not recognise either of the programs I thought it would be safer to block them. Neither program has tried to download itself again and everything is working normally on the N7 May be I was just being over cautious JoeJanuary 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm #25162
I just had the same thing.
UkTubeFlic spontaneously downloaded their apk to my Nexus 7 without my requesting it.January 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm #25166
Hi GdV. uktubflic.com has not tried to download itself since I blocked it and I have made sure all my security is up to date joeJanuary 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm #25168
Just a thought if you go onto the amazon app store and download an app you have to check the box allowing apps from unknown sources if you then don’t uncheck the box it might allow unknown apps to try to access the N7. JoeJanuary 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm #25198
I had the same tonight – to my HTC Sensation. Tells me it’s UKTubeFlic … and I suspect it was downloaded when I was surfing … I am about to delete/block it but thought I’d mention here that once it’s installed it is asking for permission to:
– Edit SMSs / MMSs / Read SMSs / Read MMSs
– Full Internet Access
– Modify / Delete SD Card storage
– Read Phone State and Identity
– Send SMS Messages (will cost money)
… I also can find no real reference to it online …
Ok .. deleted!January 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm #25206
hmmm, these drive by installs are a bit worrying? Is it like the good old days on Windows where you could just land on a webpage and some program tries to install?
I guess Android’s built in protection ensures you will always be asked.January 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm #25335
I have a Nexus 7 and uktubeflic downloaded itself today. I was not even using the tablet, I came home and switched it on and it was there amoung a couple of other updates. Very strange. How on earth could it have done that? Via a third party app maybe. The only third party apps I have running are Skifta, Tegrazone, Fbreader and Sea Battle Live. Anyone else?January 21, 2013 at 1:19 am #25359
how do i block it?January 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm #25367
I am not sure how you block uktubeflic but I have just downloaded “all in one tool box” which is free at the Google store. I clicked on Apk Cleaner and found 2 versions of uktubeflic which I deleted even though I thought I had removed it. The little icon next to the name was rather a faint color compared to the others which may have indicated remains of the app rather than the full version. It has not downloaded again since I first thought I had completely removed it. JoeJanuary 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm #25369
I’ve now had aswg apk force itself upon me a couple of times. Yesterday I was just on a crossword puzzle site and it started downloading. Easy to delete but a bit disconcertingJanuary 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm #25377
I have Norton anti virus for tablets installed and wrote to one of the moderators about aswg.apk this is his reply.
Looks like you had UkTubeFlic loaded on your device… that has now been removed from Google Play.
Always best to ask this sort of question in the open forum. In this case I think the Norton Mobile Security or Norton Tablet Security would have been good forums.
All the best.January 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm #25378
I have just also had this application download itself onto my HTC desire whilst browsing for pets! I can’t understand how this occurred and also whether it is some kind of rogue app that will cost me money?? I have done as ‘Joe peddos’ suggested with the all in one app and deleted that way as it seemed to have downloaded but, Android luckily did not accept it. Does anyone know yet if there are any lasting consequences of this app downloading? Is there any way of preventing other apps from doing the same? Sorry for the questions but, I’m a slight technophobe and this worries me.