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Why do i have Tencent QQ app logs in my phone? Spyware?

  1. Abhi Dahiya
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 22, 2018

    Abhi Dahiya , Sep 22, 2018 :
    From last 7-8 days suddenly out of nowhere i see a new Tencent folder in my phone.

    Tencent is the company that makes WeChat and QQ, both Chinese messaging apps, apparently they collect a lot of data and let the Chinese government monitor what you send through them.

    What I'm wondering though is why log files from it are on my phone when I have never installed this software?

    If I use the file manager and go to internal storage > Tencent > msflogs > com > tencent > mobileqq, then I have a list of files like "com.tencent.mobileqq_connectSdk" followed by a date with the extension .log.

    No Tencent app whatsoever. And the only app that i installed recently is official Facebook app from Playstore.
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    OnePlus 3T on OOS 4.5.1, no root, nothing. All stock.
     

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  2. Rakesh_Kumar_T_
    Jelly Bean Sep 22, 2018


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  3. Abhi Dahiya
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 22, 2018

    Abhi Dahiya , Sep 22, 2018 :
    No. Purchased officially from OnePlus almost 1 and a half year ago.
     

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  4. U1527434217943
    Cupcake Sep 22, 2018


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  5. NavinThomsy
    Froyo Sep 22, 2018


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  6. Abhi Dahiya
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 22, 2018

    Abhi Dahiya , Sep 22, 2018 :
    I uninstalled PUBG more than a month ago. So i don't think Tencent folder needs to be in my phone anymore. Infact it wasn't there when i uninstalled it.

    I have even deleted it one time but it reappeared on it's own.

    What's even more weird is that these logs are for QQ app which i didn't even know existed before today!
     

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  7. NavinThomsy
    Froyo Sep 22, 2018

    NavinThomsy , Sep 22, 2018 :
    I have the same qq logs . But I have pubg installed.
    Try looking for any apps made by Chinese developers and uninstall them.
    If all fails try resetting.
     

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  8. DJKekz
    Donut Sep 22, 2018

    DJKekz , Sep 22, 2018 :
    I have PUBG installed and I do not have such a Tencent folder on my One Plus 6.
     

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  9. Deactivated User
    Sep 22, 2018


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  10. eye842
    Lollipop Sep 22, 2018


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  11. Abhi Dahiya
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 22, 2018


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  12. sabbyjay
    Honeycomb Sep 22, 2018

    sabbyjay , Sep 22, 2018 :
    I have this folder in my OnePlus 6 too,
    will try uninstalling PUBG
     

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  13. Francesco£
    Gingerbread Sep 22, 2018

    Francesco£ , Sep 22, 2018 :
    I have the same folder, but weechat installed.

    it is logging data for sure,I need weechat for my Chinese business, I guess must deal with it.
     

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  14. Ransomsumit
    Cupcake May 6, 2019

    Ransomsumit , May 6, 2019 :
    I think oneplus has introduced a cleaning feature in file manager, which is introduced by tencent.
    It's hard to trust tencent , as of now there is a petition being filled by many to force oneplus to remove it.
     

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  15. Francesco£
    Gingerbread May 6, 2019

    Francesco£ , May 6, 2019 :
    hi all,
    I don't think it is a matter of virus in apps, rather a high number of back doors in the os and Chip set.

    possible?

    virus scanners are really useless....
     

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  16. MarkLR
    Jelly Bean May 6, 2019

    MarkLR , May 6, 2019 :
    Source for this? I don't see any cleaning feature in the file manager or anywhere else. By the way, I found that I also have that folder, but it's over a year old. I think I installed some shitty app back then that created the folder. I deleted it and it didn't come back.
     

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  17. Ransomsumit
    Cupcake May 6, 2019

    Ransomsumit , May 6, 2019 :
    here's the link: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/ne...pen-beta-tencent-2032341?amp=1&akamai-rum=off

    i think it's still in beta so might be hidden. Not sure though.
     

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  18. ghostofcain
    Marshmallow May 6, 2019


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  19. Ransomsumit
    Cupcake May 6, 2019

    Ransomsumit , May 6, 2019 :
    there goes my "Not sure"

    #backup
     

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  20. Tcat007
    Honeycomb Jun 12, 2019

    Tcat007 , Jun 12, 2019 :
    I have this folder and logs. It's from my webcams (app hicam). I think it's just logs of cameras communicating with app, but there should be a way to turn it off! If I turn off storage permission, logs stop, but so does connection to my cameras.
     

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