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So malwarebytes detected malware in the ZTE Browser on my Axon 7 Mini.  It was able to be disabled, however as a system level app that's all we can do.  There is no additional information I can find, is there anything further as to what it is, what it does and how it uses the browser to so whatever it is that it does?  


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Hi @Poopypants78,

14 hours ago, Poopypants78 said:

Hey @mbam_mtbr

If it has potential to install software, that sounds like it needs to be included in the DB with just perhaps a better explanation.  Removing it from the DB for any reason other than false positive seems like a bad idea still.......  

Agreed.  We are currently taking a deeper look into this riskware.

If detected it would be considered preinstalled riskware, which is becoming more of an issue -> Mobile Menace Monday: Preinstalled adware and sometimes worse

Because it is preinstalled  it cannot be removed, only disabled.  Instructions to disable are in the blog post linked above.


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  • 2 weeks later...


After a week, Malwarebytes deleted PUP.Riskware.Autoins.UME from my ZTE smartphone. Actually, it seems that the full name is Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.UME/system/app/Browser_qudao/Browser_qudao.apk

For some reason, information about the the latter has not turned up in the Internet.

What follows may make me sound like an idiot, I really do not know what I am talking about - I don't have the technical background. 

From what I understand, ZTE  (and Huawei) both have had close contacts with the Mainland Chinese military in developing their smartphones.

Thus, there is still the possibility of inbuilt backdoor control of their phones by the Chinese secret police.

 I  have deleted all important accounts from my current device and will be switching my SIM Card to a non-Chinese phone. 

The alternative seems to be to take the battery out of the phone each time that I talk to Chinese dissidents. 

If you have any further advice, this would be appreciated. 









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