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Offline Dangerisdangerous

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Google allo detected as malware ?
« on: December 28, 2019, 12:22:23 PM »
After a scan yesterday I saw that Google allo was detected as malware with no extra information provided. I discovered that this app has been discontinued and my thoughts was that maybe that could have something to do with it. Anyone else experienced this ? Running Android 10 on a pixel xl with the latest security update.

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« Last Edit: December 28, 2019, 12:30:57 PM by Dangerisdangerous »

Offline ark_daemon

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 12:14:38 AM »
Same here,

Pixel 2 XL, Android 10 with last updates

Offline Dangerisdangerous

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2019, 04:27:37 AM »
It’s very odd , good to know it’s not an isolated event.

Offline armmani2001

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2019, 11:43:46 PM »
Same here, I removed it for now, is it a false positive perhaps?  :-\

Also Pixel 2 XL, Android 10 with last updates
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Offline Dangerisdangerous

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 01:52:34 AM »
Hmm strange. I’m guessing it is , would love to get their input on it if possible.

Offline armmani2001

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 04:10:22 AM »
Is anyone from Avast responding to these posts? This is my first time posting here.

Offline Dangerisdangerous

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 04:51:43 AM »
They may ,usually they do. I mean if it’s a bug I’m sure they would have interest.

Offline Alberto250

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 05:32:45 PM »
Same here. I figured i'd jump in and maybe with enough reports we can get someone to look into it. On second thought isn't Allo depreciated and was replaced with Duo?
« Last Edit: December 31, 2019, 05:36:42 PM by Alberto250 »

Offline Dangerisdangerous

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 11:56:21 PM »
It’s more I’d just like to know if it was a false positive. So I can chill ahaha

Offline Gordon2

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 06:52:29 PM »
Same here on a Pixel 2 and a Nexus 5X (though I've never used Allo and had forgotten it was still on them) so I just uninstalled it on both. I see today a report on Android Authority that Huawei phones are also warning users that the app is "infected".

Offline Tereza V.

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 10:42:16 AM »
Hi, I am trying to get someone from the Virus Lab, but everyone is on holiday, will get back to you on Monday, thanks for understanding.

Offline Tereza V.

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2020, 10:15:59 AM »
Hi, colleagues have confirmed false positive, the app should not be flagged from now on.

Offline Dangerisdangerous

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2020, 02:04:40 PM »
Thank you very much for your investigation and work. It’s much appreciated ✌️

Offline Tereza V.

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Re: Google allo detected as malware ?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2020, 10:46:10 AM »
NP.