1. NickA's Avatar
    On my HTC M8 today, I received a popup that said:

    Google recommends uninstalling this app: Edmunds. It may be used to spy on you.

    My choices were to Uninstall or Keep the app anyway.

    I have several Android phones and this is the first time I've ever seen a message like this. This phone doesn't get used much; it's mainly a test device for me. Just wondering if anyone else has seen the message.
    01-28-2015 02:24 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The message looks like a virus itself. The Edmunds site ( Introducing the Edmunds.com Android App ) looks pretty legitimate.
    01-28-2015 04:48 PM
  3. NickA's Avatar
    The message looks like a virus itself. The Edmunds site ( Introducing the Edmunds.com Android App ) looks pretty legitimate.
    It's a legit app, and I thought the same thing about the popup being a virus. The device only has a few Play Store apps installed, and they are all "real" (AutoTrader, KBB).

    This is basically my test device right now, so nothing else is running on it. There was a checkbox to not show the dialog again, and I left it unchecked. If it pops up again I will post a screen shot.
    01-28-2015 11:05 PM
  4. Gobucks1234's Avatar
    I am suspect of that message as well. Mostly because Google would want to avoid using the term "spy". In developer options they use the term "harmful behavior".
    01-30-2015 10:39 AM
  5. NickA's Avatar
    I actually found an article that it's built in by Google. I'm not sure why it picked that app as it's been installed for a while and it's reputable. The popup hasn't came back again. It's a clean phone with only those couple of apps on it. I'm not one to download rouge or strange apps; especially on a development phone. I will look for the article on Google's blog and post the link.
    01-30-2015 10:43 AM
  6. gone down south's Avatar
    That sounds pretty shady,
    01-30-2015 01:56 PM

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