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  1. Jack Spencer

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    I started getting a prompt on my phone this morning telling me that there was a system update ready. It looks suspicious. Anyone else see this?
     

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    Can you post a screen-shot of it, as it's possibly something I've seen before posted on here, but that was with a ZTE phone. Like it possibly is suspicious and should NOT be installed.

    Does it look anything like this? Which is fake.
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    French, but this is apparently a US version phone on Metro PCS, and "ZZte" not "ZTE".
     
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    Thanks for the reply. No, its not an app. More like a notification. Can't figure out how to get a screenshot.
     
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    It has a red shield. Says there's a system update ready to install but when you open it up it says its a security update. Nothing that names the system. Says it will take 20 minutes.
     
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    Here is a screenshot
     

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    I've not seen what updates look like on LG phones. But that looks like a proper OTA update to me, it's clean, not trying to push other crap, good clear English stating exactly what's going to happen, not in a foreign language, and it's not from the Play Store. If you tap the "learn more online" that should take you to the real LG site, giving you more details about it.
     
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    Verizon? If so, I just got a security update on my own LG G5 ;)
     
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    Yes, it was a security update from Verizon.
     

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