SmsSpy.A is a stealthy application that tracks a device's GPS location.
Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will ask if you want to uninstall the file, move it to the quarantine or keep it installed on your device.
A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
Check for the latest database updates
First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.
Submit a sample
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
Exclude a file from further scanning
If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.
Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.
SmsSpy.A is a stealthy application that places no visible icon on the application menu; its presence is only visible from the 'Manage applications' options under Settings.
All of its activities are carried out inconspicuously in the background. These activities include tracking the device's GPS location, accessing and reading SMS messages received on the device, and sending out SMS messages.
SmsSpy.A as seen from 'Manage applications' and the permissions it requested.
While apps with such behavior may be legitimately used by the device's authorized user, they are classified by security programs as riskware because in the hands of unauthorized users, they can also be used to cause damage to the user's data or the device.
If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the app and consent to its use, you may choose to keep the app installed on your device.
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