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Default [Q] How to fix Virus reported in Play Store App?

Hi
I am a newbie to Andriod and this forum so please be gentle with me.
I have just purchased a Star 9500 (Samsung S4 clone). Android version 4.2.2
Brand alps
Model 2206_jbla763_f
CPU MTK MT6589

Whilst familarising myself with this device and installing a few apps I decided to install AVG Antivirus from the playstore. I ran the program only to find one threat (malware discovered in play store app). Playstore version 4.5.10
Knowing that virus checkers give various results I decided to install a second checker so installed TrustGo antivirus and moble security and ran this program. Again it indicated malware in playstore app this time a bit more information
Threat low
Threat Adware AdUUCun.A2Andriod
This app uses UUCUN ad network. It may collect identifying information about your device such as its unique device ID (IMEI) etc.
recommendation uninstall app.

Now comes my dilemma
Having only just purchased this device I do not want to brick it in the first week of ownership
Is there a simple solution.
I understand you cannot uninstall system files? I assume as PLay Store came on the device it is considered a system file.
If I do manage to uninstall Play Store how do I reinstall?
Will I need to root this device to get at this app and if so can anyone supply a proceedure in simple speak.
Also I am keen to learn more about Android rooting upgrading to latest Android versions and there seems to be masses of information out there
but all very confusing so if someone can point me at a place to start it would be much appreciated.

many thanks for any advise in advance
 
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strange, just tried AVG also in my nexus 5, no threat in playstore 4.5.10?! maybe, the manufacturer of your star has installed a nodded version of play store, and those signature does not seem correct to avg!
without rooting, you can try to install a clean play store apk:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12...tors-and-more/

.. maybe you have to push this into your sys/app folder, for what you need root rights!
try to install it without root rights, if this won't work, root or ignore :/
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Default How to fix Virus reported in Play Store App?

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Originally Posted by thenobol View Post
strange, just tried AVG also in my nexus 5, no threat in playstore 4.5.10?! maybe, the manufacturer of your star has installed a nodded version of play store, and those signature does not seem correct to avg!
without rooting, you can try to install a clean play store apk:


.. maybe you have to push this into your sys/app folder, for what you need root rights!
try to install it without root rights, if this won't work, root or ignore :/
Thanks for your input.
I have tried what you suggested and downloaded a clean version of Play Store.
It seemed to install but after running virus checker again same error exists.
I tried to uninstall the original play store but was not allowed too. So doubt if original has been overwritten.
From my limited knowledge it appears I will need to root the Star9500 MT6589 - remove play store and try again.
Does anyone have a simple proceedure to root this Chinese phone as I do not wish to end up with a door stop after only a week of "use".

cheers
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