Hello to everyone and I hope you are all having a good day.
I honestly lived up to today under the impression that android protections were superfluous. Most of them came with cleaning cache, ram and unnecessary apps, optimizing phone and in general in my humble opinion, a bunch of barely useful things, bundled of course with an extra battery drain.
Just today I read an article about how nowadays Antivirus solution are a must for androids, unlike how it used to be before years.
I just downloaded AVL pro and Avast and did a scan with them and found 0 problems with my tablet. I have it rooted and I have installed a handful of times apks which are not from the playstore, being older than the current version of apps or apps that do not exist in the market (Game Guardian for example).
The whole thing started after I got a Game Guardian apk and uploaded it in Virus Total, seeing it is supposedly infected by Android.Malware.SDi.4C00, which from a search turned out to be a malware called HummingBad. Curiously enough only a single engine found it, called BKav, which made me think it is a false positive. AVL and Avast on the android did not consider the apk a malware either. I installed BKav on my android and not only it asked for probably every single access it could for my phone, it wanted a phone verification.. what are they thinking. Makes me feel the BKav is actually the malware here.
Edited by weltall, 23 July 2016 - 02:19 PM.