1. RayRay226's Avatar
    So, I currently have a few camera apps installed on my Samsung J7 prime, namely Candy Camera.

    However, recently, an antivirus app Quick Heal detected the Candy Camera app as a virus with the name Android.Ginmaster. I don't understand it though, I have scanned my phone with multiple antivirus apps like Kaspersky, Norton, AVG, Avast and Malwarebytes, none of them ever detected the app to be harmful. Now, I know many antivirus can skip some malware, but I wanted to verify if the app itself was harmful. I downloaded it from Google Playstore, not a third-party appstore, furthermore, it has over 100m downloads on playstore and good ratings. Again, I know that is not a clear-cut indicator of anything really, but here's the thing, the app has even been an editor's choice on playstore. Now, from what I understand, Google wouldn't just make an app editor's choice if it had malware, right?

    The app comes from Chinese developers JP Brothers Inc. and there are some things stated in its privacy policy that concerns me because it says it collects data to understand their customers, but other camera apps have same policies, so I'm confused.

    Could someone please clarify whether the app is actually harmful or it is just a false positive?

    Thank you so much in advance.
    09-27-2018 03:35 PM
  2. joewoo's Avatar
    I don't think that app is bad... BTW It's Korean... Not Chinese... Are you getting ads on your phone?

    You have alllllll those virus apps on your phone?

    You don't need a malware app on your phone unless you're installing dodgey apps...
    09-27-2018 03:50 PM
  3. RayRay226's Avatar
    No, no ads at all. I didn't think it was bad either, since a lot of my friends use it and have been using for years too, but since the antivirus detected, and it's a trusted antivirus, I was a little concerned. But I figured that if it was a malware, at least one other app would've detected it too. Thank you so much.

    Actually, I only had one antivirus on my phone before, which I keep just to be on the safe side cause who knows how a virus sneaks in. But recently I was infected with a virus on my PC, and I often connect my android to my PC with a USB cable, and I did so recently too, so I was worried the virus had passed on to the phone since USB drives are so susceptible. So I downloaded about every trusted malware app I could find in the store and ran a scan, to make sure the virus hadn't infected my phone too. Maybe I'm paranoid, but I guess we all are on some level when it comes to our gadgets that store so much of our personal data...

    Thank you so much though. Really grateful.

    On a side note: I'm recently having another little problem with my phone, can I post it here or start a new thread?
    09-28-2018 04:08 PM
  4. joewoo's Avatar
    Try posting it here and make another thread too
    09-28-2018 05:12 PM

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