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