How to delete xHelper malware from Samsung, Xiaomi and Huawei devices.

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The activation of this Malware can take place in different ways, for example when we connect our device for recharging and powering the battery or when we restart the operating system. It is very resistant as it automatically reinstalls itself resisting even hard reset operations, fortunately it seems to be more effective on older models but still in use.

 

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Below we will go to see what are the tips to eliminate xHelper.

Procedure

1

Install a file manager by downloading it from Google Play (for example);

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metago.astro
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xcxin.filexpert&hl=it
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.nbu.files
https://apkpure.com/es-file-explorer/com.estrongs.android.pop
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.fileman
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer&hl=it
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander

 

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2

Install an anti-malware for Android (for example):

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.malwarebytes.antimalware

3

Disable Google Play by bypassing the malware re-installation by going to Settings
> App> Google Play Store> Disable;

4

Scan the system with antimalware;

5

Open the file manager and look for the files starting with “com.mufc” and delete them (but don't touch the Downloads folder);

6

Finally, from Settings> Apps> Google Play Store> Activate;

 

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Finally, reboot the system.

Alberto P.
Author: Alberto P.
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Alberto has been dealing with Cyber Security and Information Security for 20 years, currently working as CISO for a financial and technology group. He has developed Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence technological projects as R & D, he has also cooperated with universities in the development of projects based on Blockchain and IT security.
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