HIGH TECH TOOLBOX
GOOGLE PLAY IS LOADING COVID TRACKERS ON YOUR PHONE SURREPITITIOUSLY
This week I saw something titled “COVID EXPOSURE” pop up on my phone. I havent installed a OS update in 2 years and so I was scratching my head as to how this happened. I double checkedmy Android Build to make sure I hadn’t goofed and installed the latest update and confirming I am still running on older software I couldn’t figure out how COVID Contact Tracing had appeared on my phone. After some researching I have learned that Google Play loaded it on my phone running in the background and did not get my permission to do it.
WARNING: Google Play is running in the background of most Android Phones and it has the ability to load whatever they want to load on your phone and is using MULTIPLE means to track you and collect data. I made the decision to UNINSTALL it!
Here is an interesting article I found today: https://www.pcmag.com/news/google-free-android-smartphones-are-now-available-in-the-us
DEBLOAT ANDROID PHONE
Take control back of your phone and remove all apps that you do not want.
WARNING: Make sure you backup all photos, important files and contacts list before proceeding as if you make a mistake you will have to do a Factory Reset.
Proceed at your own risk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X01hZJtfMJg
Download Youtube Audios/Videos
Open Source Software to Download Youtube Videos and Audios
CREATE A tails os SECURE BOOTABLE USB DRIVE AND BITCOIN WALLET
With TAILS OS you can have a computer in your pocket that you can use to surf the internet using a TOR Connection and even create a Bitcoin Hardware Wallet.
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TAILS OS https://tails.boum.org/install/download/index.en.html
scan your entire system for viruseS WITH CLAMTK AND A BOOTABLE UBUNTU USB DRIVE
ClamTK®is an open-source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. Most Viruses reside in the Windows Boot Sectors and so a Bootable Ubuntu Drive with persistent storage should be created and then you install ClamTK on it and you can scan the Windows Hard Drives and System Files.
A 16gb or larger USB stick is recommended.
Download the Ubuntu ISO file from here:
Next use Rufus: https://rufus.ie/en/ to create the bootable drive with Persistent Storage enabled. Reboot your computer holding down “shift” key and choose the newly created Ubuntu thumbdrive. Once into Ubuntu you need to install ClamAV and then CLAM TK.
Thanks to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA9NvwtU8j4 for this fix:
sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
sudo systemctl stop clamav-freshclam
sudo systemctl start clamav-freshclam
sudo apt-get install clamtk