The recent widespread discovery of Carrier IQ rootkit on smartphones probably has you wondering if your phone has it. The process for detection and removal/disabling it differs between phones, but either way you’ll want to make sure you take care of it.
- Download and install VooDoo Carrier IQ Detectorto your Android device and run it.
Note: VooDoo Carrier IQ Detector can only detect the rootkit at this time, not remove it.
- If your phone has the rootkit and you want it removed, you’ll need to root your phone. Once rooted, you can download and install Logging Test App and purchase the $1 Pro Key to remove the Carrier IQ information.
Download Logging Test App
Buy Pro Key
Note: Since rooting is a rather touchy and complex process for non-techies, we’re providing a link that summarizes the process and provides a succinct guide to follow.
To turn off Carrier IQ on iPhone:
- Go to Settings.
- Select General.
- Select About.
- Select Diagnostics and Usage.
- Tap “Don’t Send”.
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