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POCO Launcher update = false positive?


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Thne latest POCO Launcher update apk provided by MIUI Download is identified as ransomware by Malwarebytes for Android.

Download link: https://miuidownload.com/miui/pocolauncher/

File link: https://gcamloader.com/uploads/POCO-Launcher_V4.38.1.976-12301644_MSU.apk

MB didn't detect anything with prior updates. Can somebody please check if this is a false positive?

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Hi @MOKSHA,

This warning is from our advanced ransomware scanner.  Apps that have elevated privileges and that have been installed using side loading (anything installed outside of Google Play) are flagged as potential ransomware.

Installation from outside the Play Store plus elevated privileges are big red flags. Therefore, we warn our customers that a suspicious app was installed that displays ransomware like properties. It’s up to the user to ignore our warnings or not.

Ransomware is particularity dangerous, and this warning gives users the ability to cut it off before it’s too late.

Thanks for reaching out,

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