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Google App turns into malware for many on Smart Phones

The Google app and its synchronized applications, including Maps and Gmail, have been flagged as potential malware on certain smartphones.
Users of Huawei, Vivo, and Honor phones have reported encountering a security threat notification when attempting to open the Google app.
These devices are urging their users to uninstall the app due to its classification as a “Trojan SMS-PA” malware.
Phones running their respective operating systems, with the exception of Vivo, are flagging the Google app as a high-risk threat.
Google clarified that the security alerts were being generated by devices lacking certification related to Google Play Protect.

Key points:
– Certain smartphones are identifying the Google app as potential malware and warning users against its usage.
– Huawei, Vivo, and Honor phones have reported encountering a security threat notification when trying to open the Google app.
– The app is being classified as a “Trojan SMS-PA” malware, urging users to uninstall it.
– Other applications under Alphabet Inc’s subsidiary, such as YouTube, have also been flagged as high-risk threats.
– The issue seems to be a false positive, and devices lacking certification related to Google Play Protect are generating the security alerts.

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