Monkey Test & Time service is a new trending Trojan app that affecting more than six hundred thousand Android mobile users daily. Many Android mobile users also reported that they are not able to uninstall the Monkey Test & Time service totally. Though they did it, the app again getting installed itself without any notification to the users.
The Monkey Test & Time service runs on the background service, download ad-infected apps to your Android mobile phone and automatically push advertisement to your phone. The danger side of the app is it drains your battery, consume more RAM and steals your data. Moreover, you also see irritative “service has been stopped” notification every now and then if your mobile got infected.
How Monkey Test & Time service are installed on your phone?:
In the most cases, these type of attacks target the users who allow the third party app installation on their Android smartphone. Ghost push trojan malware is the origin of monkey test android virus & Time service virus. Ghost push injects malicious code into fake apps with the famous app name such as Talking Tom 3, Privacy Locker or smart locker. This Trojan malware gets installed on your smartphone, once you download and install the infected apps from outside of Google Play.
The most common Ghost Push viruses that are currently infecting the Android smartphones are monkey Test, Time service, cameraupdate.apk, providerdown.apk, thememanager.apk, providercertificate.apk.
Solution 1: Monkey test and time service malware removal solution with Ghost Push Trojan Killer App:
As we previously mentioned, Ghost Push is not as same as other trojan or malware programs that we heard or met before. Even, most of the mobile antivirus products are failed to uninstall or disable monkey test android virus & Time service apps on your Android smartphone. Fortunately, Cheetah Mobile, an app developer provides the solution to remove or disable those infections.
Cheetah Mobile is the developer of popular apps such as Clean Master and CM Security Antivirus, who investigates more about Ghost push right from the beginning. Now, they came up with the new security tool called Ghost Push Trojan Killer App to remove those Trojans. Follow the below steps to remove those virus/malware from your device.
Download and install the Ghost Push Trojan Killer App from the below link.
Open the app and click on the scan button.
If you get the status message ‘safe’, then nothing to be worried. Otherwise, if the app is notifying you with the ‘in dangerous’ state, tap on the Kill button to remove the monkey test and Time service Trojan from your phone.
Note: This app works with the rooted mobile devices only. To remove the Ghost push malware, you should root your smartphone, and you do not have any other options now.
Freezing Monkey test & Time service malware:
The below guides also require you to root your android phone to remove the Ghost push trojan/malware from your android mobile.
Freezing is the alternative way to stop an app from background running and auto start. There are several apps available on Google Play store to freeze any app. Link2SD and device control are the excellent tool in this category.
- Install either Link2SD or Device control app.
- Once installed, open either Link2SD or Device control on your smartphone and tap on Monkey test app.
3. After the virus app getting frozen, try to uninstall Monkey Test & Time service app by using Link2SD or Device Control
4. Immediately, you will get a list of option to control the app, select Uninstall from there. If the application failed to uninstall, just try to utilize the Freeze mode.
Repeat the step 2 & 4 to stop Time service virus from background running.
Scan with the Desktop antivirus:
If the above solutions failed to remove the Ghost push trojans from your device, connect your device to your PC on USB storage mode, scan it with your Antivirus software. If your Antivirus prompt you to take action like below, just select delete button.
After you successfully removed the monkey test Android malware, follow this guide to protect your smartphone from Ghost Push attack again.
Manually deleting Ghost Push viruses:
Depending on your Android version, go to the below location which, is available on your device. Find the Ghost Push virus such as Monkey Test, Time service, cameraupdate.apk, providerdown.apk,thememanager.apk, providercertificate.apk and delete it.
- Phone memory/data/app.
- Phone memory/vendor/operator/app.
- Phone memory/system/priv-app.
- Phone memory/system/apps.
- Phone memory/system/preloadapp.
Alert: You should have root access to navigate to this location. Otherwise, this trick also will not work.
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