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When I try and open the "Movies" application on my phone (HTC Vivid w/ Sense 3.6 and ICS), I'm given with this notification (see image):

The possible virus
Screenshot (click image to enlarge)

Now I don't think this is legit, so what do you think? Is this a virus? And if it is (which i think it is), how can I go about removing it?

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OP: I think you're jumping to wrong conclusions. Where did you download that from? If its not from Google Play, you will get that message as I've explained in my answer below! – t0mm13b Jun 24 '12 at 22:10
OEM manufacturers tend to bundle apps with new handsets that are sitting there until you install them :) – t0mm13b Jun 24 '12 at 22:18
Viruses don't exist on Android, and I haven't heard about one for any other platform either recently. – Richard Borcsik Jun 25 '12 at 6:31
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Rest assured, that is not a virus, its a warning dialog to make you aware that you may have the app install from outside of Google Play blocked. It is normal! :)

To proceed to check and confirm it is indeed unblocked...

Go into Settings > Security > Device Administration, tap on "Unknown sources", a dialog box appears, tap ok as that's a standard disclaimer, which is normal de-facto thing.

For GB, Menu > Settings > Applications, check "Unknown Sources" and again, similar dialog appears as a disclaimer.

Tap Ok to continue and back out of it.

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More likely that the movie App just wants to get installed. It's not uncommon that 3rd party software is installed this way.

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The thing that worried me was that it was installed by default my the OEM, but if you say its ok, then I'll give it permissions – Stramato Jun 24 '12 at 22:16

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