New to Android and forum. After getting my Android, I was getting particularly concerned with security/privacy issues and permission granted on the phone. To address this, I've looked at rooting the phone but ultimately, it looked like this could increase my security risk instead of decreasing it. I recently found an application (Permission Remover) on Google play which can remove application on dnloaded apps WITHOUT having the phone rooted, which is exactly was I was looking for. The way I think this app works, is that it uninstalls the app, then removes the unwanted permission, then re-installs the app without that particular permission. I've tried it and seems to work well. For some app, it will remove permissions without causing failure in the app, while for others, it might cause a failure, which is to be expected, depending how the app was coded. My concern is this: Is it possible that when "Permission Remover" unistalls the app and removes the unwanted permissions, it adds some malicious coding before re-installing the app? Is there a way this can be verified? I have AVAST antivirus on my phone, and it did not detect any malware. This a relatively new app (Feb 2012) and has had few dnloads <1k. I can't post the link to it, but if you search "Permission Remover" in Google Play, it is the first one in the list. Can anyone view the coding of that app and let me know if there is anything malicious?