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  1. Cjohn8792

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    So my phone is rooted and I want to know if when I run an antivirus will it show my root or apps as viruses if they have superuser permissions? Because when I run antivirus it shows several viruses. If I clean them idk what it will do. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks. And when I say several I mean like 50 to 100 files show infections. Gmail is cjohns8792 if anyone would like to help me through it with gmail thanks.
     

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    What Anitvirus are you using, My Ally is rooted and ROMed and I am using Lookout with no problems
     
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    It was an app called antivirus free. It had a little pill symbol for its piccture. Lookout found 1 virus called autoloader which loads when connected to pc. I removed I removed the culprit but antivirus free still shows several others while lookout is finding none right now.
     
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    Truly, why are you even using an antivirus?? Unless you watch porn 24/7 on your phone you should be pretty safe =/
     
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    I hear ya on that I only reinstalled lookout to see if I had the same problem
     
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    +1 curious why you would use an antivirus on android? How many viruses even exist that run on the android os?
     
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    There are only one or two viruses that exist on the Android platform. These viruses are only triggered by devious SMS messages, so an AntiVirus app is simply not needed.
     
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    Its a good thing I used lookout because without it I would not have found the file which was going to run when I plug my phone into my computer usb.
     
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    Are you sure that's not something you need in order to use usb debugging?
     
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    It never showed when I originally got the phone a month ago. So it wasn't something on there before. I would think lookout would find it on everyones phone and not just mine if it were for usb debugging
     
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    Do you mind citing a reference? I'm sure there are other malware and viruses out made for android os than just two. Considering I found one which did not come through an sms
     
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