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pdanet 1.12 - Virus??? or normal

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Funintegras, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Funintegras

    Funintegras Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 17, 2010
    I had downloaded pdanet 1.12 for 3g tethering form my droid, when installing, it told me to enable usb debugging and when i did that, my kaspersky INS 2010 prompt me a warning of a suspicious driver installation. So i wasnt sure if it was supposed do that so i termninated the installation using kaspersky. I uncheck usb debugging but did not unplug the usb cable, 1 minute later, i get a call from a phone number 201-708-7991. I didnt answer but later search the number with 800notes.com and found that it is a scammer number from New Jersy or something.

    Could the program install a virus/melware on my phone? Is this possible?
    anyone heard of this?

    In other words, should i be worry?


  2. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    Oct 24, 2009
    Real Estate Agent
    M A dub'l dolla sign
    I have never heard of pdanet containing malware. Not sure if something else caused it or if ks just had a false detection.
  3. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Queens, New York
    PdaNet does install a driver and considering it's not from a big company, I bet Kaspersky is just wary of it. That scam call sounds like a fluke; I've had PdaNet on my phone and computer since we got it for Android with no issues.
  4. leftystrat

    leftystrat Well-Known Member

    I can't say whether it's a virus or not but Kaspersky tends to be a bit invasive. We use it at work and sometimes it's a PITA in ways similar to this. I uninstalled Kaspersky for this reason and went with Antivir for a trial.

    You can go to any of the antivirus vendors and do online scans, if you wish. At very least I'd recommend downloading malwarebytes (free or paid) and doing a scan.

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