[Verizon] security_update.apk (from where?)

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  1. jetguat

    jetguat Well-Known Member

    I'm using HD7. I've been getting an automatic download of a "security_update.apk" No sure from where or why. I did receive an email from a friend with a link, and part of me thinks that it now might have been some spam and the link I clicked on resulted in some type of download.

    confusing part is the phone keep downloading it. I've not installed it. I've not caught wind of any update. And furthermore, since I'm running HD7, I did expect to receive such things.

    What I also dont get is what is triggering it to download again. I've power down/up the phone. So if its spam related, what is causing it to download more.

    Thoughts or suggestions on how to proceed?

  2. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste Guide

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  3. jetguat

    jetguat Well-Known Member

    that does sound like it. I downloaded a Bitdefender (they have two free versions. wasnt sure which to try, so I tried the one with "Mobile security")

    I ran the scan is it did identify the "Security.Update.apk" as malware. will see if it works. thanks for the suggestions
  4. recDNA

    recDNA Well-Known Member

    Can u still use avg if rooted? Wouldn't the root exploit be treated as a virus?
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Yes, these apps work fine when rooted.

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