10-06-2020 07:46 PM
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  1. Soulartist's Avatar
    How can I get rid of this message and this unsafte app.
    09-30-2020 01:12 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, did you download it from another source?
    09-30-2020 01:14 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved this from Dev app forums to General help ]
    09-30-2020 01:16 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? Did you install this app yourself, or did it suddenly appear on your phone? You're unable to uninstall it from your Settings>Apps​ menu?
    09-30-2020 01:33 PM
  5. me just saying's Avatar
    if you are getting it from the google play store, you can go to the play store setting and disable play protect.
    09-30-2020 02:05 PM
  6. Soulartist's Avatar
    Hi--I didn't download Magazine and I don't see it in settings.
    09-30-2020 03:48 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Again, which phone? Go to Settings>Apps and then tap Menu>Show System. Now see if you can find Magazine listed there.
    09-30-2020 03:55 PM
  8. Soulartist's Avatar
    Phone: U683CL

    I go to settings and can see apps and notifications, but no magazine--and I presume because I prevented it from being installed--yet I get that play protect message each morning.
    09-30-2020 04:31 PM
  9. me just saying's Avatar
    you don't need to see the magazine to disable play protect. it is a general setting. it is in the play store menu. I originally said it is in the settings but it could also be right above the settings depending on the phone os.
    09-30-2020 04:55 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Just to be clear -- you went to the system settings, then tapped Apps & Notifications, then tapped the option to see All Apps, then tapped Menu>Show System, correct?

    Unimax (along with other Lifeline phone manufacturers) is known for preinstalling adware, so it's possible Play Protect has flagged one of Unimax's preinstalled apps as unsafe.
    kct1975 likes this.
    09-30-2020 05:08 PM
  11. Soulartist's Avatar

    I don't see Menu>Show System. Also, I think this issue began with a system update a few days ago. The problem Magazine app isn't installed, as far as I can see.
    09-30-2020 09:26 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Apps, then tap the 3-dot menu button at the upper right. If you don't see it, then show us a screenshot: http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...d-central.html

    If this Magazine app is a preinstalled system app, then it won't show up in your Settings>Apps menu unless you tap Show System.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-30-2020 09:37 PM
  13. Soulartist's Avatar

    Magazine: blocked by play protect-screenshot_two.jpg
    10-01-2020 02:01 PM
  14. Soulartist's Avatar
    Another screenshot:

    Magazine: blocked by play protect-android_issue.jpg
    10-01-2020 02:02 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar

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    In this screenshot, tap "See All 45 Apps," then on the next screen, look for a 3-dot menu button in the upper right, tap that, then Show System. Then look for Magazine.

    Judging from the Play Protect screen, it's also possible some other app on your phone is trying to auto-install this app, and Play Protect is blocking it. This also would not be unusual behavior for an app with adware, whether it was installed by you or preinstalled by the manufacturer.
    10-01-2020 02:11 PM
  16. Soulartist's Avatar
    Found the 3-dot menu, and Magazine is not in the system. When I click on learn more on the warning, says not found. Any suggestion on how to get rid of the warning? Could I install and then delete, or not a good idea.
    10-01-2020 03:17 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, so I think we've narrowed this down to one of the apps on the phone that is trying to install this Magazine app automatically (which, as I mentioned before, is not unusual behavior for adware-infested phones).

    See if the problem persists in Safe Mode: https://support.myfamilymobile.com/f...7?device=24968. (Those steps are for a different Unimax model, but they should still work on yours.) If it doesn't, then some app you installed is the culprit -- you'd have to uninstall apps one by one until the problem goes away. If the problem does persist in Safe Mode, then it's due to some preinstalled app, in which case there's not much you can do. Preinstalled adware is a problem on these Lifeline phones, which is a shame.
    10-01-2020 05:59 PM
  18. Javier P's Avatar
    10-01-2020 06:09 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Geez, this is bordering on criminal.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    10-01-2020 06:17 PM
  20. Soulartist's Avatar
    Tried to start safe mode, but didn't work. Will try again. Note: shutting down and restarting seems to hide the warning until the next morning. It appears that Google Play protect checks only once a day.

    My phone has been pretty much stable: I recently installed Accubattery, but then deleted it after a few days. Also, as I've mentioned, downloaded a system software update a few days ago--which is when I think the issue began.
    10-02-2020 01:44 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Make sure the Install Apps from Unknown Sources option in the Special App Access system menu is turned off.
    10-02-2020 02:30 PM
  22. Soulartist's Avatar
    Make sure the Install Apps from Unknown Sources option in the Special App Access system menu is turned off.

    Where is the Special App Access system menu? Didn't see it in the system menu
    10-02-2020 03:37 PM
  23. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Apps>Advanced, and see if there's a Special App Access menu there.

    Also, if you can search in your system settings, search there for "unknown."
    10-02-2020 05:04 PM
  24. Soulartist's Avatar
    Found install unknown apps, but no option to turn off.

    Thanks for your patience
    10-02-2020 10:15 PM
  25. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Show us a screenshot of that menu.
    10-02-2020 10:32 PM
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