FORUMS

Android M Preview Images – XDA TV

Android M preview images are available. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he … more

I/O Summary: How Android M Handles Power And Charging

In the spirit of improving the core Android experience, Google is changing Android … more

I/O Summary: Google Photos App

At I/O 2015, Google tackled the information problem in mobile once more, this time through … more

I/O Summary: Development, Play Store, The Next Billion

VP of Engineering Jen Fitzpatrick began talking about what Google is doing to … more

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

Thanks Meter: 0
 
By jordon702, Junior Member on 14th November 2011, 11:18 PM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
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
 
 
14th November 2011, 11:20 PM |#2  
ssojyeti2's Avatar
Recognized Themer
Flag North Miami Beach
Thanks Meter: 2,690
 
Donate to Me
More
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.

Sent from my PG86100 using xda premium
14th November 2011, 11:29 PM |#3  
movieaddict's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 361
 
Donate to Me
More
scan it with lookout, i have superuser and i have no malware...
15th November 2011, 05:40 AM |#4  
daddymatt's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Warner Robins, Georgia
Thanks Meter: 240
 
Donate to Me
More
That's just what avg calls superuser. Ignore it and uninstall avg.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using xda premium
15th November 2011, 08:16 AM |#5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 6
 
More
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, 07:57 PM |#6  
mstrk242's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Chicago, IL
Thanks Meter: 262
 
More
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, 10:48 PM |#7  
quest4fire's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Washington, DC
Thanks Meter: 27
 
More
Its a false positive. No worries.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using xda premium
15th November 2011, 10:59 PM |#8  
Member
Thanks Meter: 13
 
Donate to Me
More
AVG is probably the malware. Expel it from your device ASAP
16th November 2011, 12:13 AM |#9  
bhowanidin's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Wesley Chapel
Thanks Meter: 157
 
More
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!

Sent from my Juggernaut SGSII or Galaxy Tab 10.1 now "In Paris"
Last edited by bhowanidin; 16th November 2011 at 12:27 AM.
16th November 2011, 12:17 AM |#10  
RaverX3X's Avatar
Recognized Developer
Flag Cali
Thanks Meter: 5,302
 
Donate to Me
More
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
The Following User Says Thank You to RaverX3X For This Useful Post: [ View ]
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes