Troubleshoot Antimalware detects an app

aaykay24

New Member
Thread author
Jul 23, 2021
1
I installed Malwarebytes on my android and it detected one of the apps (Picsart) as PUP.riskware.obfus.rx. under non-critical issues. Just to be clear I also tried scanning my phone via Avast which showed no threats whatsoever. The app hasn't been active for months and hasn't used any data. Should I be anxious that it may have stolen my data?
 

Balrog

Level 5
May 5, 2015
225
Quoting the definition of Riskware by Malwarebytes:

"Malwarebytes uses the detection name “Riskware.” to apply to a category of programs or applications that put the user at risk in some way...

Programs might be termed as “riskware” because they:

Violate the terms of service (ToS) of other software or a user platform.
Block another application or software from being updated and patched.
Might be illegal to use in the users’ country.
Could be used as a backdoor for other malware.
Are indicative of the presence of other malware.
"

I trust Malwarebytes but not Avast. In your place I would delete the app even more if it hasn't been used in months. As a general rule, I eliminate everything that is not essential for my daily use of the phone.