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HUAWEI phones warn users that Google Allo is malware
Google killed its Allo messaging app back in 2018, almost two years after the app first debuted. The app doesn’t work any more, but some people might still have it installed on their phones.
Now, it looks like some HUAWEI phones have started to mark Google Allo as a security threat, with a prompt telling users that the shuttered app is “infected” and needs to be uninstalled. Check out the warnings below.
It’s unclear if this is an error on HUAWEI’s part or if the OEM’s security suite explicitly issued the alert due to Allo being shut down. We’ve contacted HUAWEI for a response and will update the article when we receive one.