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Offline pieren

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Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« on: February 16, 2021, 12:56:14 PM »
Hello to everybody!

Avast Mobile Security has detected the app 'Phone' as malware. Obviously I cannot uninstall this app.

Could it be a false positive?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 02:30:30 PM »
Detection will be fixed in next update

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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 07:33:02 PM »
Hi,

can somebody at Avast please confirm if this is currently a known issue? I have had the same message come up after a scan today. However every scan i have completed after that scan has had "no threats detected" so I am concerned if this is an actual threat or if it is a false positive.

Appreciate any help!
« Last Edit: February 16, 2021, 08:03:13 PM by lipgloss89 »

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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 07:24:08 AM »
Hi, it was a FP.
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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 01:16:45 PM »
Okay, thank you for your response!

Is this a known/common issue with Avast? I've only been using it about a month and found it quite alarming/worrying to have it tell me there was malware on my phone!
« Last Edit: February 17, 2021, 01:19:25 PM by lipgloss89 »

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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2021, 02:19:13 PM »
You're welcome. (No, it isn't.)
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2021, 03:18:48 PM »
Thank you Asyn for answering.

One more question if that's okay... how can you tell this was a FP? Is it because JanK replied saying "detection will be fixed in next update"? Just so I know what to look out for in case anything like this appears on a scan in the future.

Thanks, i really appreciate it!

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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2021, 07:53:07 AM »
One more question if that's okay... how can you tell this was a FP? Is it because JanK replied saying "detection will be fixed in next update"?
Yes.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 04:22:48 PM »
Thank you, appreciate the response!

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Re: Avast Mobile detects Phone as malware
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2021, 04:48:48 PM »
You're welcome.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
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