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Offline nickdubois84

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avast didn't detect malware
« on: March 11, 2020, 10:19:42 AM »
Hi

Google Play Protect notified me that an app i have had installed for a while was malware. Why didnt my Avast Mobile Free detect it first?

Many thanks
Nick

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Re: avast didn't detect malware
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 10:28:36 AM »
No security program have 100% detection or zero false positives

What did google say about it ... malware name given?



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Re: avast didn't detect malware
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 10:32:43 AM »
The app was called Audify Music Player, and Google Play Protect said it was spying on me.

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Re: avast didn't detect malware
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 10:39:14 AM »
You can report a suspicious/malicious sample (File/Website) here: https://www.avast.com/report-malicious-file.php
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.4.2408.B#3 [UI.520] - CC 5.65 - EEK - FF ESR 68.8 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 68.8.1 - ASB/ACP/ASL.BC
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: avast didn't detect malware
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 10:43:27 AM »
You can upload and scan/test File(s) here  www.virustotal.com
You may post link to scan result here


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Google Play Protect said it was spying on me.
So it may be considered a PUP = Possible Unwanted Program   depending on what it does

All security vendor have their own criteria for classing programs as PUP