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    AVG is showing the Google Play Movies application as malware and offers to uninstall it. Because GPlay is a base application that came pre-installed with Nexus 10 you cannot uninstall it. Is there any way of uninstalling the base applications without actually rooting the nexus 10 and violating the warranty.
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    Default Re: AVG shows Google Play Movies app as Malware

    You really think its malware if you do you got a long way to go.

    All these mobile av's are nothing but scams, security blankets for people who lack the intelligence to actually think before they download. Their not pointing out malware but anything with suspicious permissions but it doesn't take the app into account. There have only been a couple of cases of actual malware most of which are in Chinese markets and on 3rd party sites the very few in the US that hit the play store were immediately removed upon discovery and often are knockoff apps that you can spot a mile away.

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    If the AVG app is causing you problems and you feel that you need antivirus protection, why would you not want to uninstall it and get another antivirus app? There are a number of them out there. Seems like uninstalling Google Play Movies is the bass-ackward way to go about resolving the issue you're having.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike8 View Post
    AVG is showing the Google Play Movies application as malware and offers to uninstall it. Because GPlay is a base application that came pre-installed with Nexus 10 you cannot uninstall it. Is there any way of uninstalling the base applications without actually rooting the nexus 10 and violating the warranty.
    start using your brain please.
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    Don't waste time with those free anti-virus apps, they're a waste of time and it's been shown they're useless.
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    Default Re: AVG shows Google Play Movies app as Malware

    I have yet to use any security apps on my Android phones, been using Android since 2010. If the Google Movies app came installed on the phone...and you got it from a legitimate place, the problem is AVG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike8 View Post
    AVG is showing the Google Play Movies application as malware and offers to uninstall it. Because GPlay is a base application that came pre-installed with Nexus 10 you cannot uninstall it. Is there any way of uninstalling the base applications without actually rooting the nexus 10 and violating the warranty.
    Uninstall AVG.. Problem solved

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    Default Re: AVG shows Google Play Movies app as Malware

    Just like everyone above has said, anti virus app are the problem. For the most part they slow your phone down and kill your battery quicker constantly scanning everything. I've had Android since the G1 in 2009 and have never had any kind of virus or malware. If you use your head, don't click on links in emails, text messages from people you don't know. Don't visit questionable websites, and don't pirate apps(download from official reputable app stores like Amazon, Google Play, Samsungs App store, and pay the few bucks for the apps you like and use) you will be fine. Do yourself a favor and delete that app from your device, you don't need it.

    Also, if you have a task manager on there too, get rid of that. Android has not needed a task manager since 2.2, another problem maker app.
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    Yea.....especially questionable websites. I never dared to even attempt to visit them on my phone. Maybe thats why I block more malware on my PC than I actually got hit with on my phone....lol.

    Sad part is the malware I got on my phone was from games in the Play Store....kids downloading things. I know a lil bit about what looks legit vs what doesnt in the Play Store.
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    Default Re: AVG shows Google Play Movies app as Malware

    I seriously doubt this what you got was probably notification ads or texts messaging crud. And the biggest culport is Chinese apps like the Chinese model wallpapers and go products. So many folks think I have it on my PC it must be good on my phone or tablet. It's not it's been debunked by security exports. Heck Jerry just had a great front page blog on this a couple days ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by jroc View Post
    Yea.....especially questionable websites. I never dared to even attempt to visit them on my phone. Maybe thats why I block more malware on my PC than I actually got hit with on my phone....lol.

    Sad part is the malware I got on my phone was from games in the Play Store....kids downloading things. I know a lil bit about what looks legit vs what doesnt in the Play Store.


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    Default Re: AVG shows Google Play Movies app as Malware

    Notification ads, and an icon couldn't be deleted from my home screen. It was easy for me to get rid of after I researched it. I would still call that malware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jroc View Post
    Notification ads, and an icon couldn't be deleted from my home screen. It was easy for me to get rid of after I researched it. I would still call that malware.

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    You would someone in the security field wouldn't just coming from someone in the industry.

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    I have avg installed on my phone. Although igs nice that ig scans when i download simething off the play store. I really dont see a point in having a virus scanner on uf phone. On the PC thats a different story. Any virus scanner on the phone is only good for its "find phone" feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingcloud11 View Post
    I have avg installed on my phone. Although igs nice that ig scans when i download simething off the play store. I really dont see a point in having a virus scanner on uf phone. On the PC thats a different story. Any virus scanner on the phone is only good for its "find phone" feature.

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    That's cause there is no point, unless you want your phone to run slower. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    You would someone in the security field wouldn't just coming from someone in the industry.

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    So...adware and not being able to easily remove an icon from my home screen isnt considered malware?
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    Default Re: AVG shows Google Play Movies app as Malware

    Quote Originally Posted by jroc View Post
    So...adware isnt considered malware?
    Negative different intents and definitions.

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    I added to my post. Different intents and definitions indeed....lol.

    I got rid of it with Airpush Detector. The usual methods didnt work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jroc View Post
    So...adware and not being able to easily remove an icon from my home screen isnt considered malware?
    Some apps actually state that when you use them you will get ads or notifications. This isn't malicious it's a way to advertise. I don't like it and if a ad shows up then I remove the app. Some games or music downloads are big for this. It doesn't infect or harm your phone just annoying.

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    Default Re: AVG shows Google Play Movies app as Malware

    AC just posted this article which is pretty relevant to this topic.

    Android malware scanners -- should you use one? | Android Central

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