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Offline copperspock

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Avast Mobile detecting that Settings app 'contains malware'
« on: March 06, 2021, 09:08:56 PM »
Avast Mobile detected the Settings app 'contains malware'. I downloaded the Malwarebytes app and did a scan with it, and it reported no malware. I'm hoping this is a false positive?

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Re: Avast Mobile detecting that Settings app 'contains malware'
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 03:52:10 AM »
Can anyone confirm if it's a false positive please?

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Re: Avast Mobile detecting that Settings app 'contains malware'
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 10:45:15 AM »
Hi,

If the file that has been detected is com.android.settings then it is most likely a false positive.
Could you please provide us with the hash (sha256) value of the application? You can use an app called VirusTotal. Please send the details via "Help and Feedback" in Avast Mobile Security or post it here.
- Install the VirusTotal app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funnycat.virustotal (edited)
- Open the app and scan your system
- Switch to "System"
- Locate the app and tap the "Sha256" value at the bottom