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Dear Malwarebytes, I would like to ask about the "Device Administrator" option in Malwarebytes for Android app. I understand that this option exists mainly in order to prevent MB being uninstalled by malware and to assist the user during ransomware attack. My question is, does this option also affect the Malwarebytes ability to scan the apps installed in the system root partition? That is, is there a possibility that if the user does not grant the Device Administrator privileges then MB won't have enough permissions to scan the content of the system partition, and malware that insta
Android 4.0.4 Galaxy S Relay I have malware that resembles but is not quite the FBI ransomware. Like that malware it hid in an Adobe Flash Player app but for some reason it does not ask for anything- it just puts a screen on the phone saying it's "scanning file folders" and has not found anything. Like the other versions it is impossible to close out of and disables the homescreen key. On rare occasions I am able to get into the phone for a while by booting up and then swiping in and launching other apps before it loads. Other times it is too fast for me. When I can get in in normal mode I hav