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Question [Q] Trojan Detection

I decided to check on the progress of rooting the AT&T S5, and was pleasantly surprised to see it had been. My question and concern on the safety of the exploit, is due to ESET on my laptop flagging, quarantining, and blocking the page. Has anyone else run into this issue? I've attached a screen shot showing the threat detection. When I attempted to download it, that's when it was blocked and the tab in Firefox showed Problem Loading Page with an exclamation point inside a yellow triangle.
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I decided to check on the progress of rooting the AT&T S5, and was pleasantly surprised to see it had been. My question and concern on the safety of the exploit, is due to ESET on my laptop flagging, quarantining, and blocking the page. Has anyone else run into this issue? I've attached a screen shot showing the threat detection. When I attempted to download it, that's when it was blocked and the tab in Firefox showed Problem Loading Page with an exclamation point inside a yellow triangle.
It's not a virus, it's fine. The s5 forums are full of people who have rooted, me included. You don't even need your computer. Go to towelroot website on your phone and download the apk and install. That's it. It's like magic.

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It's not a virus, it's fine. The s5 forums are full of people who have rooted, me included. You don't even need your computer. Go to towelroot website on your phone and download the apk and install. That's it. It's like magic.

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Thanks!! Will definitely look into it. Just out of curiosity, will uninstalling the app remove root? Just wondering because I've been waiting for the day an app can root the phone, without the usb connecting and all that.
 
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Thanks!! Will definitely look into it. Just out of curiosity, will uninstalling the app remove root? Just wondering because I've been waiting for the day an app can root the phone, without the usb connecting and all that.
Once you root and reboot you can uninstall the app , root will remain. It is being detected as Trojan(general classification) because it is an exploit. This is nothing new it's rare to get root without somekind of exploit, that how it works.
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Once you root and reboot you can uninstall the app , root will remain. It is being detected as Trojan(general classification) because it is an exploit. This is nothing new it's rare to get root without somekind of exploit, that how it works.
Thanks for the information. After thinking about it I figured it's likely because it has to run from an outside source, so it's not what I initially thought it was. Thanks again though!!
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