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5t message app Norton antivirus showing privacy risks

  1. Vinodmandaar
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

  2. berktjah
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

    berktjah , Oct 16, 2018 :
    it's the original messages app of OnePlus, i don't think you should worry about it but more importantly why are you using an antivirus app?
     

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  3. Waveform Modifier
    Marshmallow Oct 16, 2018

    Waveform Modifier , Oct 16, 2018 :
    Because no matter how many times we say people don't need it. They still treat it like a PC and install one anyways. It's kind of sad.
     

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  4. B1514900966419
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

    B1514900966419 , Oct 16, 2018 :
    so are you saying norton is giving false positives?
     

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  5. Waveform Modifier
    Marshmallow Oct 16, 2018

    Waveform Modifier , Oct 16, 2018 :
    Maybe. without knowing what the OP did to his/her phone.
    Pretty much all AV is bloatware that eats up resources.
     

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  6. B1514900966419
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

    B1514900966419 , Oct 16, 2018 :
    might be, because I use SMS organizer as my default messaging app and norton didn't give me a suggestion or false positive about that app until now
     

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  7. Logancd1
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2018

    Logancd1 , Oct 16, 2018 :
    The screenshot literally says "Features like auto-install or self-update are risky". It tells you exactly what the 'issue' is. It's just an automatic response to any app that has those features activated, it's not actually telling you there's a problem.
     

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  8. Vinodmandaar
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

    Vinodmandaar , Oct 16, 2018 :


    berktjah

    it's the original messages app of OnePlus, i don't think you should worry about it but more importantly why are you using an antivirus app?​


    I use this antivirus to scan message and email links beside that for unknown sources apps
     
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  9. Mr_Cyrox
    KitKat Oct 16, 2018

    Mr_Cyrox , Oct 16, 2018 :
    Google play store scans app packages while installing them...
    If the package contains malicious code it stops the installation and warns the user that the file originated from a malicious app or that the app is malicious...

    No need for a antivirus on an Android smartphone...
    You need to be really stupid and in responsible to get a virus ;)
     

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  10. Vinodmandaar
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

    Vinodmandaar , Oct 16, 2018 :
    should I not use Antivirus for checking authentication of emails and SMS links before open that links ?
     

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  11. Mr_Cyrox
    KitKat Oct 16, 2018

    Mr_Cyrox , Oct 16, 2018 :
    Chrome can deal with malicious links too...
    Google's database is really big ;)

    Just don't click same shady links:)
     

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  12. Peybro
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

    Peybro , Oct 16, 2018 :
    Why would you open any link anyway if you don't know it's source??
     

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  13. Vinodmandaar
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

    Vinodmandaar , Oct 16, 2018 :
    ok thanks
     

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  14. Vinodmandaar
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2018

    Vinodmandaar , Oct 16, 2018 :
    i can't figure out link sources it is trusted or not through antivirus it is easy for me to figure out authentication of any SMS or email that's y I use antivirus
     

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  15. manuplus22
    Gingerbread Oct 18, 2018

    manuplus22 , Oct 18, 2018 :
    Good job for using an antivirus on your phone!
    it seems I'm not the only one who thinks that av products are not useless on a phone.
     

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  16. Budruel
    KitKat Oct 18, 2018

    Budruel , Oct 18, 2018 :
    Well, go ahead with your antivirus, it will help you a lot.
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  17. stark2991_PL
    KitKat Oct 18, 2018

    stark2991_PL , Oct 18, 2018 :
    You have to understand one thing. Malware on Android HAS to be installed with an app. Opening a link won't make your phone infected. But if it's a link to the apk file, and you will download this file and install it - this is the different story
    Edit: And to make it even better, you have to grant permissions to this malicious app, without this, in most cases it will be harmless.
     

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