1. AC Question's Avatar
    There is a app by CM Security called Stubborn Trojen killer. It says it found a ghost push Trojen. Thing is I don't see any weird apps or random adds at all. Plus I scan with other security apps and the don't pick it up. I performed a factory reset but still shows up when I reinstalled the Trojen detector app. Is this app giving me a bunch of bull or should I be worried? If there is one I don't know how to uninstall it.
    07-14-2016 10:22 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    I would uninstall CM Security and any apps from Cheetah Mobile (you can read about them if you do a search), try anti-malwarebytes
    07-14-2016 10:28 AM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    We don't know. I could not find any bad info about Stubborn Trojan Killer, BUT it could still be reporting a false positive. Some anti virus, anti malware products will report false positives JUST to get you to subscribe to the paid version. I compare it to those old "Italian American" protection rackets, you know the ones, where, the rough Italian guys come around to the stores and collect "protection" money so the neighborhood shady types don't mess with your store, BUT guess who the shady types are? Those same Italian guys.

    Anyways this could very well be a legit program with a legit positive, but we just don't know. Trust your gut. Do you THINK you have a virus? What's that old adage? If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
    07-14-2016 10:36 AM
  4. VidJunky's Avatar
    It most likely is a scam. It's very unlikely that Android would get a virus in the first place, look up sandboxed OS and Android, and many of the shadier devs, let's not forget Android is open platform, use scare tactics to get from app views and downloads for ad dollars. Often devs will even put out a game or other miscellaneous app and push these anti virus, battery saver, total defense, memory saver apps that they've developed and many of them do more harm than good. Even worse some are phishing apps that either want your social networking information, your contacts, or in worst case your identity. Anyway uninstall whatever is telling you this and move on. I wouldn't put any anti virus app on the device because of the low possibility of getting such an infection. 9 times out of 10 of your phone is acting up there's a nefarious app behind it that was installed with too many permissions. Does a photo app really need to make calls? Do games really need to view your pictures and access your texts?

    Simple rules to droid by, install nothing under 3.5 stars, nothing that has as many 1 star reviews as 5 star, nothing that has less than 100k installs, and absolutely nothing that you haven't read at least five 1 star reviews on. The low rates reviews will tell you the problems with the apps, the others can be faked.
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    07-14-2016 11:42 AM

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