If the spy software was installed on a phone and then with a new phone purchase all data was transferred over to the new phone would the spy software transfer to the new phone? It could not be re-installed in this way.
It would need to be downloaded and activated directly onto the new phone. Hello, I have reason to believe my Android Samsung has spy ware on it. I have recently noticed that some unsavory individuals in my neighborhood have repeated some things in my presence which were only said during phone calls.
Can someone install spy ware on your phone just by having your phone number but no access to your phone? What about employment agencies. Please advise apart from changing my phone number what can I do? Commercial spy apps can not be installed by just having your phone number — they need physical access to the device or in the case of an iPhone, your Apple ID and password spying using iCloud backups.
If you are still concerned the best thing to do is a factory reset of the device — this will remove any spy software. I also assume that I. It would be interesting to know the truth. One thing to note is that companies must by law inform any user that the device may be monitored.
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Without formal notification of this they are breaking the law. Hi Michael. Does removing the battery cease the spy apps capability? And when the battery is reinserted does the spy app have the capability to track the phones activity while the battery was removed? Removing the battery would stop any logging. This proves incredibly difficult — and potentially expensive. You would need a phorensic specialist to find the app and then trying to get details of the buyer would involve legal action — and even then they could have bought using false credentials.
Difficult all around really. No, methods like this do not work — although some programs claim this — they are scams. It is more likely to do with the phone itself — try updating the operating system. Does not sound like spy app. Michael, I have noises like button tones being pressed while I am on the line with other callers. They seem to be pressing buttons to get into the call. I have changed numbers, but kept the same phone and they still seem to be able to get in my phone somehow. They even have been able to contact some of my contacts because I have been told about strange calls to them.
How can I trace this or remove what is on my phone? It does sound suspicious. If it is indeed spy software, changing the number would not protect you. The software is installed on the phone itself and would work still after a change of sim. Doing a factory reset is the best way to be sure of removing it. When you say mspy without a jailbreak monitors your phones activities through back ups, do you mean they have to go in and actually do a back up onto an apple device, with your Apple ID and password in order to view your activity?
If not, then how do they obtain your activity through the back up? Again thank you so much for this information and your kindness as you continue to reply!!! I refer to icloud backups — they are set to continually update once set up. In that way everything happens automatically and the backups report each change in the phone.
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Hope that makes sense to you. Am I being spied on? Was this done manually? Yes — that is a pretty poor spy program. It will have been installed manually on to your phone by someone with access to it. The program is obviously pretty poor as it has been so easily flagged up — luckily for you.
The best programs are very difficult to find. I would recommend doing a factory reset to remove the app from your device — then keep it secure going forward. Can someone really track your text messages and read them from another phone? I have an iPhone. Thank you. Em … yes — have a good look around this website — all of this information is accurate. If so how can I tell? Some apps claim they can but they are scams. Software needs to be installed on your phone physically — or you can be monitored on the iPhone if they have your Apple ID and password through iCloud backups.
Michael, does a person have to physically have the phone in their hands to add the tracking Spyware to listen in on calls, see texts, etc…. Yes — except for the iPhone using mSpy no jailbreak version — it can monitor iCloud backups if they have your Apple ID and password. Michael, I must say you are a VERY, very patient guy…you wrote this in Jan , but you steadfastly continue responding to comments, some of them repeats!
Thank you! My query is about text messages. Not sure if it comes within the ambit of this article, but since you are confident in your responses, I hope you can ans this. Do carriers store android text contents? I know they store text logs, but the actual text message? Thanks for the comment — I keep the articles updated regularly! And yes it can be frustrating getting the same questions lol. As far as I am aware the carriers do have access to actual sms messages — they can be requested by Law enforcement for example. I doubt they would or could release them to anyone else though.
And it attacks the phone even after you have factory reset it, so long as you choose to use the same SD Card? No — none have this type of capability. The software must be physically re-installed again on the target device. Hi and thanks for your forum.
Can you help me understand why an android that is not connected to a service provider anymore can turn itself back on after powering it off and also sounds alarms that have been deleted. Just wonder how this could be possible?get link
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That is a strange one! On the bright side it will not be anything to do with spy products. More likely a glitch with your phone operating system. Try updating to see if it stops.
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Antivirus programs are not reliable against spy software — most will never be flagged up. The spy software apps keep changing files and names to avoid detection by anti virus apps. Could someone install spyware on my phone if it was in their hands in less than 5 mins without me knowing? Hello, I recently found a spy app on my phone,is there any way I could find out who installed it? It is actually very difficult to prove who could have done it. You would need legal advice and then force the spy company to release the details of the purchase. I have never heard from anyone who has done this successfully.
Best just to secure your phone going forward. If it has internet capability — either data plan, pay as you go data or wi-fi — it can be monitored. You can if it uses wi-fi. Any internet connection will allow the software to work. If it has no internet capability you are safe. Hi Mike…it is clear that a resetting is primary..
After resetting and plugging in Scard have we problems? These spy products are installed on the actual devices not on the SD cards. They will not work from the SD card — you would be safe. Hi Mike! If you have fingerprint scan on your phone, could someone still install spyware?
It does also require a password after 5 failed attempts; is that the weak spot that allows someone to install the spyware? As an added measure, does encrypting the device help? It would be another level of security but as you point out — the password can be a weak point. Once they get past the password and manage to install the software — some can log any new passwords you create.
Keeping it secure from the start is very important.