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Rooting with Anti-virus?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jjin, May 25, 2010.

  1. jjin

    jjin Lurker
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    I followed the instructions provided on here and have rooted my phone and it is working perfectly fine now.
    I have downloaded an anti-virus application.
    The scanning process goes through fine, but it says that the section of settings has some sort of suspicious item located within it.

    Then I get a disclaimer that comes up, saying that my phone is rooted. Rooting the phone in itself is not a bad thing to do, but it leaves your phone more vulnerable to malware,spyware, etc.

    Two options appear, Fix It ; or Ignore.

    My question was, If I proceed to press "Fix It"; Will it delete some of the rooting files and make my phone nonoperational? Or is there something really malicious stored in my phone that it is trying to get rid of?

    Thank you,

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  2. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Possibly it will mess up your phone. I don't know how the virus scanner works but it may jsut assume apps with root access are bad. There isn't much prof that android virus scanners actually do anything anyway.
  3. jjin

    jjin Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much,
    Yes, I ended up just removing the anti virus app.
    Took up space, and like you stated, I have read as well that the anti virus applications are not very effective.

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