This phone is sold by Tempo Australia via Aldi supermarkets here in Australia, maybe in other countries as well.
I have spoken with Tempo today who stated that the SMSREG app is a system app that is indeed pre-installed as part of the Android firmware/rom by the manufacturer and it is required for sending SMS messages and is not a virus/malware. I asked them to put that in an email to me but all I got was a statement saying
I have been advised by that SMSREG is a system app that allows the phone/tablet to send SMS on the various carrier networks.
Isn't that the malitious purpose of the virus in the first place? It seems they have deleted who they were advised by, can't go dobbing themselves in now can they!
Does anyone know if SMSREG is a legitimate system app at all, It is not present on any of the other Android phones of other brands I have checked and ALL I have read on the net have stated it to be a virus/malware, I am yet to see anyone say it is legitimate.