I connected my phone with usb debugging to an infected computer



  • I have a computer that used to have malware. During the time it had malware, I connected my phone to it with usb debugging (was unaware of the malware). I have no signs of malware but I'm still worried about the virus being able to propogate to my phone and stay hidden. Do I

    1. Leave it
    2. Factory reset my phone
    3. Reflash the phone

    Threat model is a regular computer user. I also probably enabled usb tethering or other stuff that could have helped the malware propagate.



  • What would I do in this situation? First, I would use Avast or AVG(even though they are the same things) or Malwarebytes to remove malware from my PC. Then, fully format(wipe data, dalvik cache and etc) my phone and then re flash stock ROM and then re flash custom ROM. And for being completely relaxed, I would install Avast's free version to my phone. I don't think any virus can survive after this.

    Excuses for auto correct. It has some lil problems




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