How to find out if an android phone has a key logger

Customer suspects his phone is bugged
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
In the case of a suspected keylogger, I'd recommend your customer resets his phone back to factory defaults. While scans will often result in finding and neutralizing an infection of this nature, it's always possible he has copped a nasty in the wild that's not yet detectable. Given that he "suspects his phone is bugged", a wipe back to factory defaults is the only way to be 100% sure that all problems have been eliminated.

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Install Malwarebytes for Android and run all possible scans.
If it finds something it will remove it.
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
you probably find something amiss like
- draining of battery (cannot last as long even though not heavily using it)
- unknown sms send out (but likely it will be deleted fast w/o you noticing it)
- strange apps installed that is hidden from your knowing (under disguise of other apps, but you know you never had that)
- someone you know calling up to ask if you have been sending out email, sms asking for help or loan (scam)
- file storage gradually get lesser even though you backup often your picture to the notebook
- device interaction get slower and tends to be different experience though it has high RAM (eating resource)
- running memory unusually on increasing rate though no apps running and you released some memory and do housekeeping

Hope this article helps -'s-next.html

Agree with Andrew. Just hard reset device. Scan your memory card and notebook. As well as backup file.
bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
> - unknown sms send out (but likely it will be deleted fast w/o you noticing it)

ultimately, you will see this charge on your phone bill if SMS text messages were sent.
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