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    Default Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    Anyone else getting these warnings that the Camera app is adware?

    Recommends uninstalling, right so then you have no camera.
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    Quote Originally Posted by gtt1 View Post
    Anyone else getting these warnings that the Camera app is adware?

    Recommends uninstalling, right so then you have no camera.
    I would email the developers on that one. Give them device, carrier, and Android version number.

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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    The 2012 Nexus 7 does not come with a preinstalled stock Camera app, since it doesn't have a front-facing camera. Where did you get your Camera app? Perhaps the Camera app you installed is suspect, or maybe the tweaks that were necessary to make the stock Camera app work for the 2012 Nexus 7 makes it seem like adware to Lookout.

    Or do you actually have the 2013 Nexus 7, which does have a front-facing camera, and therefore a preinstalled Camera app?
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    I have a camera app on my 2012 that I got in the play store. Lookout gave me this warning one time not too long ago. I just ignored it.
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    I just installed Lookout on my 2012 Nexus 7 since I been using it on my S4 and get the same error too. Nexus 7 does come with a front facing camera just not a rear. I dont recall ever manually installing a camera app so I assume its stock. I'm running stock OTA 4.4.
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    Oops, I meant that the 2012 N7 doesn't have the rear facing camera. Odd that mine doesn't have the camera app while others do.

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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    Actually i think you might be right, but I use an app manager and sync my apps so I may have pulled it from being install on my phone at the time.

    I uninstalled it and installed this. and seems to work fine. Looks the same as well. It links to the embedded app thats not visible.

    Whats interesting is that I was running AVG before I replaced it with Lookout and it never complained.
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick83 View Post
    Whats interesting is that I was running AVG before I replaced it with Lookout and it never complained.
    Different security apps will have different algorithms or criteria for sniffing out malware. There are plenty of reports of various security apps labeling legitimate apps adware or malware, perhaps based on how they access the web, or how they display ads.
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Different security apps will have different algorithms or criteria for sniffing out malware. There are plenty of reports of various security apps labeling legitimate apps adware or malware, perhaps based on how they access the web, or how they display ads.
    I just got this notification again after loading 4.4.2. I clicked ignore. I think it is the camera app that I loaded months ago. I can't remember how I got it, I thought it was from the Play Store. I have never used it, was just a curiosity thing. Can't hurt anything I don't think.
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    I uninstalled the camera on my Nexus replacing it with this one

    which asks for zero permissions so should be fine with lookout and works okay as far as I can tell. Only use it occasionally.
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Different security apps will have different algorithms or criteria for sniffing out malware. There are plenty of reports of various security apps labeling legitimate apps adware or malware, perhaps based on how they access the web, or how they display ads.
    Avast still is notorious for that. When I was running it, it once claimed Play was a malicious app. Instant uninstall.

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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    Same here. Upon further inspection the app is com.modaco.cameralauncher. In the 4.2.x days I used to use a MoDaCo custom ROM (before Paul stopped making them for Nexus devices). It must be a relic from that. However the app does not appear to use any permissions either. I do trust that MoDaCo would not have put any adware in the app.

    I think maybe Lookout is programmed to detect apps that appear to pretend to be everyday system apps, and report them as malware.
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    Default Re: Lookout App keeps tellling me Android stock camera app is adware

    The same thing happened to me. I uninstalled that one & installed a new one.
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