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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?


Model: Moto G5+

OS: Android 7.0

Bootloader Status: Locked, Not tampered

Root access: No

Custom Firmware: No

App: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


Database version: 2017.05.23.01 (RTP)

Detected App: SHAREit


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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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