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Offline Nickperson

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Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« on: January 05, 2023, 08:07:26 PM »
On my Samsung I got the following message:

"Malware Detected
Android System Contains Malware that could harm your device. Itbis installed in the system partition and cannot be uninstalled. Instead, you must deactivate the app from system settings.

Detection ID: ef92f04bede1"

Since I cant deactivate the Android System, what should I do? Is this a false positive?
« Last Edit: January 05, 2023, 08:17:57 PM by Nickperson »

Offline fullintent74

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2023, 08:39:51 PM »
I've received the same notification this evening. My Samsung software was updated shortly after, and after rescanning, I got the same notification from Avast.

I have no idea if this is a false positive, and I can't 'disable' Android as directed by the Avast app.

Offline GiantPumpkin84

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2023, 08:51:28 PM »
I'm having this exact same problem on my Google Pixel 4a. Avast updated its virus definitions today and it started detecting "Android system" as potential malware

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2023, 09:29:01 PM »
Update: I reported my issue via the app, and got an email assuring me that it's a false positive and Avast are looking into it now.

Offline mitzysjunk

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2023, 01:08:10 AM »
I got the same notification. I've reported it as a false positive.  Let Avast tell me it's not.

Offline jcanch

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2023, 01:11:37 AM »
I also received the same message on my Google Pixel 7 Pro (Android version: 13 with security update on 05-Dec-2022).

Offline coudo739

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2023, 05:47:09 AM »
I too have received this, on two devices

Offline JojoB

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2023, 08:02:15 AM »
I got the same thing too about an hour ago. I messaged them through the app as well. I just saw someone say they messaged through the app too and that Avast said it was a false positive. I'll wait until avast replies back before I report it as such.

Offline Chris_87

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2023, 11:25:07 AM »
I received the same warning on my pixel 6a. The detection id is different though c213921dc8f5.

Offline jwgroovin

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2023, 11:36:07 AM »
I received this too on a Pixel 6. Malwarebytes and Bitdefender do not see this.
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Offline A27

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2023, 12:42:20 PM »
I received the same alert on a galaxy fold 4.  Waiting on a response from avast.

Offline Person1-2-3

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2023, 02:27:19 PM »
I received the same alert on my samsung galaxy a 53, i reported it over the in app report thing, but havent gotten any feedback from avast yet. I hope its a false positive

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2023, 02:34:09 PM »
False positive
Here's what I've heard back from Avast:
"The fix was released this morning. There are still some delayed reports coming through,
but no new alerts should be triggered."
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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2023, 02:37:36 PM »
False positive
Here's what I've heard back from Avast:
"The fix was released this morning. There are still some delayed reports coming through,
but no new alerts should be triggered."

I'm not seeing an update available but perhaps it's just a virus definition. Thanks.

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Re: Recieved Malware warning, unsure if false positive
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2023, 02:40:41 PM »
False positive
Here's what I've heard back from Avast:
"The fix was released this morning. There are still some delayed reports coming through,
but no new alerts should be triggered."

I'm not seeing an update available but perhaps it's just a virus definition. Thanks.
It would be a virus definition since this was a false detection.
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