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Offline ΖοneK

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SCAM
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:39:41 PM »
Hello guys...! Please check this out  on google play. This is a scam application pritend that is avast mobile security...  :-\
Link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avsmalware.security.antivirus&hl

Offline Asyn

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Re: SCAM
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 12:42:03 PM »
You can report a suspicious/malicious app here: https://www.avast.com/report-malicious-file.php
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 17.9.2320.Beta#2 - CC 5.37 [OD] - MCS [OD] - EEK [OD] - FF ESR 52.5.2 [NS5/uBO] - Thunderbird 52.5 [EM]
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen und Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

Offline hermansky

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Re: SCAM
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 01:42:30 PM »
Hi guys,
thank you very much for the report! We're already working on it with Google and in couple of hours we will update also virus definitions. We have confirmed from Google that they will block their developer account ASAP.

Offline Asyn

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Re: SCAM
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 06:05:47 AM »
The fake Avast app is now gone from play store.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 17.9.2320.Beta#2 - CC 5.37 [OD] - MCS [OD] - EEK [OD] - FF ESR 52.5.2 [NS5/uBO] - Thunderbird 52.5 [EM]
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen und Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

Offline sloshnmosh1

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Re: SCAM
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 01:43:53 PM »
It is a very funny little "antivirus" app in that instead of looking for virus "signatures" it uses a simple "whitelist" and "blacklist" file listing a bunch of apps to warn the user if they happen to be installed.
The "Blacklist" file was a treasure trove for someone such as myself that collects "malicious" Android apps.
What is odd is that several known "rooting" apps were on the "Whitelist" file.