On Huawei, Vivo and Honor smartphones, the Google app has been reported as an SMS Trojan, confusing many users.
In the past few days, there have been increasing reports from owners of Huawei, Honor and Vivo brand Android smartphones about an alarming error message: the pre-installed optimizer app from these manufacturers classifies the Google search app as an SMS Trojan and warns of security risks.
According to reports on relevant forums like Reddit, the false positives started after an update to the Google Search app. The Optimizer app reports that the Google app is sending paid SMS for leaking adult content and information. He strongly recommends uninstalling it.
Of course, this is complete nonsense, as other providers’ anti-virus apps confirm. Possible cause of incorrect heuristic detection in Optimizer app after recent Google app update.
My android phone (huawei p10) today Google detected the app as a trojan more specifically a TrojanSMS-PA I uninstalled the app and started changing my password and then when my phone re-downloaded the app it flagged it again for the same reason and i start Looked around and saw other Huawei phone users having the same problem I don’t know if it’s a Google issue or Huawei and I don’t believe it from my side as I haven’t downloaded anything else in quite a while
Thank you and sorry for any grammatical errors English is not my first language
SM SM 7012 im Google Forums
Many affected users are restless as there is no official solution or statement from Huawei or Google yet. Those affected discuss possible solutions in the forum. A factory reset or reinstalling the Google app helped somewhat. Apparently clearing the optimizer app cache is enough to get rid of virus warnings.
If you are overwhelmed by this step, you just have to wait for the proper update that fixes the false alarm. Until then, you should ignore the warning message, don’t uninstall your Google app and keep calm