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AVG says I have MALWARE !!...Damn Please Help!

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15th November 2011, 12:18 AM   |  #1  
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I just ran a scan with AVG and it says my superuser file is malware. Can some of you guys please tell me the most thorough way to wipe EVERYTHING. Also, should I wipe my drop box I dont know if it could have gotten in there too. This sucks!

Any additional help is appreciated.Thanks
15th November 2011, 12:20 AM   |  #2  
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Don't use AVG. When I used to have it, it would always tell me that there was something wrong with all OS my root apps. Just uninstall AVG. You should be fine.

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15th November 2011, 12:29 AM   |  #3  
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scan it with lookout, i have superuser and i have no malware...
15th November 2011, 06:40 AM   |  #4  
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That's just what avg calls superuser. Ignore it and uninstall avg.

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15th November 2011, 09:16 AM   |  #5  
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also, another option. just check the permission before you download ANYTHING, even if you know it should be good.

For example, don't download tazer/flashlight/games that ask to be able to send text messages, or "services that could cost you money".
15th November 2011, 08:57 PM   |  #6  
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AVG, and most antivirus scanners, use heuristics engines for their searches. They look at file behavior. Anything that gets root access on an android device they will consider malware. It's not, just a false positive.

On a side note, as others have said, get rid of avg. TERRIBLE antivirus scanner, especially on windows. (They've gone steadily downhill since version 8.) Hogs memory, cpu time, and to be honest it doesn't seem to stop very much. The android version is different from the windows version, granted, but as a whole it's still as crappy.
15th November 2011, 11:48 PM   |  #7  
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Its a false positive. No worries.

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15th November 2011, 11:59 PM   |  #8  
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AVG is probably the malware. Expel it from your device ASAP
16th November 2011, 01:13 AM   |  #9  
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Who the hell needs a virus app? You should know what your downloading. All your getting is a false sense of security.

Reading this post title made me lmfao!

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16th November 2011, 01:17 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bhowanidin

Who the hell needs a virus app? You should know what your downloading. All your getting is a false sense of security.

Sent from my Juggernaut SGSII or Galaxy Tab 10.1 now "In Paris"

wait people still run antivirus???? lol

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