Bluetooth malware

IandIand Level 1
edited June 6 in ZenFone 8


I have a Zenfone 8 and I am very happy with it.

Recently, a scan using AVG antivirus is telling me that I have malware in my Bluetooth app. My Bluetooth is hardly ever used apart from when I use my earbuds. Having read what they say it appears that the malware is in a system partition and cannot be removed. Can anyone advise what I can or need to do?




  • @Iand Hopefully just a false positive, but we should definitely err on the side of caution. I'll send you a PM here on Zentalk with some follow-up questions regarding your device.

    For others finding this thread: If you also have problems with AVG flagging the Bluetooth system app, please let me know.

  • th.beschth.besch Level 2


    Yesterday Avast mobile Security reported the same problem on my ZF 8.

  • @th.besch Thanks. Sending you a PM as well.

  • @Iand AVG should have provided a fix, please run the scan again and see if Bluetooth gets flagged.

  • IandIand Level 1

    I've just run a scan and it's fine. The issue has gone.

    Thanks for your help 👍

  • @Iand No problem. 🙂

    Please make a new thread if this issue comes back in the future.

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