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Malware or false positive? JavaTcmdHelper v 8.1.0

Just got a notification that my moto 5 has a security threat from JavaTcmdHelper v8.1.0 (screenshot below).

Some googling suggests that this is a false positive and nothing to worry about:

But when I run a scan I get the message 'this preinstalled app contains a virus', so I'm not certain.

Can anyone confirm?



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Re: Malware or false positive? JavaTcmdHelper v 8.1.0

Moved to Mobile Support as an appropriate spot

Re: Malware or false positive? JavaTcmdHelper v 8.1.0

it's really funny this javatcmdhelper thing is present on motorola/lenovo phones only
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Re: Malware or false positive? JavaTcmdHelper v 8.1.0

Hi @TakenAlready @petergvel ,

Please follow the below procedure and post the outcome

  • Open McAfee Mobile Security application
  • Click on the 3 dots at the top right corner
  • Select the option “Scan Info”
  • Choose “Update virus Definition”
  • Post updating virus definition, do a “Deep scan” from the 3 dots at the top right corner

Note : If Virus definition failed to update or above procedure didn't fix the threat alert, please do reinstall McAfee application to get the latest definition.

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