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I got these warnings on my Samsung phone by the "Avast: Mobile" Security application about having malware (mostly trojans). So I scanned my phone and Avast said that i had over 50 applications infected with at least 20 malwares each. Is this a malware of some sort that hit all my applications? Or just hit Avast?

I downloaded Malwarebytes mobile app to search for the viruses, and found nothing.

What should I do?

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same here, seems an obvious avast problem. Let's see what they come up with. I'm on cyanogenmod 11. – three Jan 9 '14 at 11:07
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Uninstalled, then reinstalled Avast. Scans now all clear.

Looks like a definite Avast issue.

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Lots of users reporting about these Trojan warnings.

It may be Avast Virus Defenition Update issue.

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Update the VPS to 14010901 Update to latest

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bug screen
From Google+ found this image. I think its a similar issue.

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Note that after upgrading your virus definitions to 14010901 you may still have a "Malware found" warning until you re-scan all of your apps with these updated definitions: – GAThrawn Jan 9 '14 at 13:20

From the latest reviews on the Play Store it appears as though others are experiencing the same issue this morning. I expect there is a problem with the latest definition update which is causing a lot of apps to be detected as a virus/malware.

The only advice I can give is wait for them to release a new update which resolves the issue. If there is a report issue feature within the app you could try using this, or the email address on the Play Store to ensure they are aware of the problem.

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