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  1. MiMi Lee

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    I am a beginner in android apps development.
    I made an app and install in my mobile.
    The antivirus said it was a malware.

    What can I do to avoid this message ?
     

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    I would contact the company and find out why. What is your app and what does it do?
     
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    I moved this to the development area where I think you will get better responses. :)

    I'm not a developer, but I would check for any extraneous permissions. I'm also curious if it is because the app isn't in play yet.

    Edit: See, a smart guy already chimed in :p
     
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    The "Malware" classification may just be a general warning and not an accusation. You app is probably flagged because it doesn't meet a specific security criteria. Does you app access encrypted data?
     
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    Can you tell us the exact message you saw?

    Did you side-load the app (via adb) or install via Eclipse or Android Studio? Perhaps the malware scanner was just trying to warn you about "unknown sources", etc...

    :thinking:
     
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    Welcome to AF, by the way :)
     
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