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SHAREit - Malware or False Positive?

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Is this really a malware? Out of all these days of using it, why suddenly detecting it as a malware, when the application isn't updated?

Any others facing similar issue?

Details:-

Model: Moto G5+

OS: Android 7.0

Bootloader Status: Locked, Not tampered

Root access: No

Custom Firmware: No

App: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Version: 2.1.2.1

Database version: 2017.05.23.01 (RTP)

Detected App: SHAREit

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I got a malware alert also for Android.trojan.dropper.agant.aya and linked to Shareit. Never came up before today.

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I have just had same problem on lenovo tablet. Disabled shareit, but can't get rid of it. My Internet has now disconnected from my tablet and wants my router password to obviously reconnect. Would it be safe to do this or am I overreacting.

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I did that also and mcfee security and nothing showed on them. I'm worried if I connect my tablet back to the router it cd infect that and other devices????!

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I'm also getting this same problem on my Lenovo Tablet, it would be nice to find out if this is a false positive or a real trojan the thing is I updated to the latest version from Playstore so it should be safe, right?

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I did that also and mcfee security and nothing showed on them. I'm worried if I connect my tablet back to the router it could infect that and other devices????!

 

Been onto lenovo on chat. Did everything asked which I'd either done and failed. Told me to do factory reset and this shd work. Done this tonight. Disabled shareit and scanned again.  STILL THERE.   Waiting for lenovo response.

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I have messaged Lenovo and they are getting back to me hopefully!   I will post when I hear something for you pchapa.

Quote from lenovo:

I've done some research and found out that this is a false positive error in Malwarebytes software. This means that it detects a system app as trojan even though this is not a harmful apps for the device. Based on their forum website they will release an update to correct this issue. In the meantime, kindly ignore this error and wait for the update. I've used the keyword "Trojan from google play store false positive" when searching online and it will show you the forums from Malwarebytes. Let us know if you have any other concerns. Lenovo

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