Recently, there have been reports of a bug on Huawei smartphones where the Google app is being misidentified as a virus. Users have reported receiving warnings that the Google app is flagged as a TrojanSMS-PA virus.
This bug seems to be specific to Huawei and Honor smartphones, as users of these devices have reported encountering this issue It is important to note that this bug does not mean that the Google app is actually infected with a virus. It is a false positive detection caused by a bug in the virus checker provided and updated by the hardware developer on these devices.
According to Huawei, it’s all just a mistake by the “Optimizer” app which uses Avast’s database to do this type of check.
The company has also pledged to investigate the situation and release an update that removes this alert from affected smartphones.
The bug has caused confusion and concern among users, as they receive warnings about the Google app being a virus. However, it is important to understand that this is an erroneous detection and not an actual virus infection.
This issue has been appearing on all of the smartphones that were launched prior to 2019 with Google Mobile Services (GMS) certification.
Users of Huawei P30 Pro, P20 series, P10, Mate 20 series, and more of the previously launched phones have reported such issues on Google Support Forum, Reddit, and social media site – X (formerly Twitter).
It is recommended to follow the official guidance provided by Huawei or seek support from their customer service to address this bug. They may provide specific instructions or updates to resolve the issue on affected devices.
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