1. AC Question's Avatar
    RCA is purposely selling Android virus infected devices with STAGEFRIGHT. RCA is refusing to give me a brand new tablet but will give me a reconditioned one if I pay to return it to some tech repair place. My purchase from WALMART was for a brand new RCA ANDROID 5.0 GOOGLE, with HANGOUTS pre-installed, tablet, free from damages...including viruses....I have shown proof of purchase, as well as proof this virus is on my tablet, and came with the tablet....Then mysteriously I have been denied access to these files...hmmm....
    02-04-2016 02:25 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Welcome to AC!
    Stagefright is not a virus. It is a framework that is installed on all Android phones. Maybe you are referring to the stagefright vulnerability, which is also not a virus. It is just susceptible to them if you download MMS files from unknown numbers. But since this is a tablet, downloading MMS probably doesn't happen at all. And if it's running 5.0 or later, the vulnerability has been patched for the most part
    02-04-2016 02:44 PM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    UJ95x, in the time that I've known him as an Android Central Ambassador, has shown a remarkably deep understanding of Android.... far more than me, for example. I think you can trust his answers.

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    02-08-2016 04:00 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Stagefright is a part of the Android OS; to be more technical, it's known as libstagefright. The exploit is named after the system that it affects, hence in this instance, Stagefright.

    Is the Stagefright exploit a security issue? Yes. Is it a virus? No. Might your tablets have something going on? Possibly. If you could explain what the issues are, we can try to help better.

    For further reading:
    Android 'Stagefright' exploit: What you need to know | Android Central

    What you need to know about Stagefright 2.0 | Android Central

    https://source.android.com/devices/media/

    https://android.googlesource.com/pla...e3d5f2e0264c88

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stagefright_(bug)
    Laura Knotek and UJ95x like this.
    02-08-2016 10:06 PM

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