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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by gmgm, May 22, 2017.

  1. gmgm

    gmgm Lurker
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    From time to time I get an image like the one below. Of course, I just get rid of that screen, but what is that? Is it legit or malware?

    Thanks in advance for the help.


    IsThisMalware.jpg

     


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    Post #4 by lunatic59, May 22, 2017 (1 points)

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  3. lunatic59

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    What kind of phone do you have? This looks like a security app that might have come bundled with your phone.
     
  4. gmgm

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    Samsung S7.

    P.S. That was fast :)
     
  5. lunatic59

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    Aah ... Samsung does bundle a security app like this, and I do believe it will continue to nag you about it. My wife has the S7 Edge and it freaked her out a little, too. I don't recall whether or not she decided to accept the terms or disable it.

    It's not malware, but in my opinion, it's not necessary, either. Up to you.

    Really, the only downside would be the extra load a security app would put on your phone (which would be almost negligible) or the possibility of any false positives.

    If you ever install apps that don't come from the play store (or other trusted sources) then it might not be a bad idea to enable it, at least for a little while. :)
     
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  6. gmgm

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    It is Edge.Thanks for the explanation. By the way, the edges themselves freaked me out more than once.

    I've figured it out for myself, in my next phone no edges and only barebone Android. Whether it is Google's Pixel or anything else for that matter, it will only be a pristine Android.
     
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