In November 2023, a number of Huawei, Honor, and Vivo smartphones were flagging the Google app as the TrojanSMS-PA virus. The issue was caused by a false positive in the Huawei Optimizer app, which is a pre-installed security app on Huawei devices. The false positive was triggered by a change in the Google app that made it appear to be sending SMS messages without consent.
Huawei acknowledged the issue and said that they were working on a fix. Google also confirmed that the Google app was not a virus and that the false positives were due to an error in the Huawei Optimizer app.
The issue was resolved with an update to the Huawei Optimizer app. Users who were affected by the issue should have received an update notification. If you are still experiencing the issue, you can contact Huawei customer support for assistance.
What is TrojanSMS-PA?
TrojanSMS-PA is a type of malware that can send SMS messages without your consent. These messages can be used to spam you or to steal your personal information.
How can I protect myself from TrojanSMS-PA?
The best way to protect yourself from TrojanSMS-PA is to keep your phone’s software up to date. You should also be careful about what apps you install on your phone. Only install apps from trusted sources.
If you think that your phone may be infected with TrojanSMS-PA, you can scan it with a security app. You can also contact your phone’s manufacturer for assistance.
The issue with the Huawei Optimizer app was only temporary. It was resolved with an update to the app. Huawei has taken steps to ensure that this type of issue does not happen again.
Google has also taken steps to improve the security of the Google app. The company has released a number of updates that make it more difficult for malware to infect the app.
The issue with the Huawei Optimizer app was a serious one. It could have put users’ personal information at risk. However, Huawei was quick to acknowledge the issue and release a fix. The company has also taken steps to ensure that this type of issue does not happen again.