Labs description =no description, unremovable notification, etc.

http://puu.sh/eMjBD/c5f243ff1d.png

Step 1: Click description.

Step 2: Get http://www.europe.f-secure.com/cgi-bin/AT-Wdescssearch.cgi?search=Trojan%3AAndroid%2FGeneric.73ca01da32!Online .

Step 3: Get redirected to https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/android.shtml with no usefull informatin at all.

 

I was going to post  http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/server_attention_span.png but then I realised it redirects to this on pc aswell.

 

So, other than the fact that half the time I click the virus notification it says it's safe, I get absolutely no description of it what so ever, and I also can't remove the notification from the notification bar without shutting down freedome, which feels like a really.. improvised solution.

Comments

  • BenBen Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert

    Thank you for your feedback.

    The detection is generic and a single Generic Detection can efficiently identify dozens, or even hundreds of malware. In this case the exact details of the virus cannot always be provided.

     

    Could you provide more information(phone model, operating system version, screenshots) about the other issues you face?

  • I'm using a Samsung galaxy s5 on android 4.4.2, but that shouldn't matter, it's your app that keeps switching it's mind about wether it's safe or not, as for the notification, the notification is created purposely so it doesn't go away until the user has uninstalled the "infected" app, which is not going to happen because it's safe.
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