1. AC Question's Avatar
    I did a security scan with CM Security because the browser for my S3 froze up. I got a message that my phone had a towel root exploit, but that it had been fixed. I tried to go back online with Dashlane browser, but it would not connect. I did not install the towel root app and have never attempted to root my phone. I didn't even download any apps at that time. I do know it is very dangerous for someone else to have this kind of access to my phone. How can I fix this? I thought about a factory reset to clear all info, but I am not sure if that will help to remove the root. I have most sensitive info encrypted, but can this kind of access bypass that? Obviously, I know very little about this and thank you in advance for any help you can offer.
    08-15-2014 06:50 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I am curious if CM got a false positive. It can happen sometimes.

    One question though: Have you had the phone the whole time? Or did you get a replacement at some point?
    08-15-2014 10:04 AM
  3. jlcmholloman's Avatar
    It could have been a false positive. I haven't had my phone replaced or repaired, and the only place it ever has gone missing is in my house or car. I just panicked when I started reading what towel root could do.

    I saw some apps that said they could tell you if you have rooted your phone, basically just a confirmation that it has been rooted if you are trying to or has been unrooted or never rooted, if you need that info. I am not sure how accurate or trustworthy they are, though. I am still worried as to why that particular browser was the only one that would not let me access the internet after receiving the warning.
    08-15-2014 11:24 PM

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