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Could someone confirm what the permissions asked for from Google Play to download the AVG  free virus software, am a little concerned by the  permissions it is asking for. They seem to ask permission to send emails or texts without my knowledge, which seems very suspicious to me? Am I just being paranoid because I guess it needs to access all the areas that the virus might be getting into? This is what it is asking for permission to access:
Storage, Messages, System Tools, Location, Personal Information, Accounts, Phone Calls, Network Communication. Is it even worthwhile doing on a mobile/cell phone?
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singe AVG isn´t garage company I do not thing they produce SW/Apps with viruses/malware/spyware so I would not be affraid about this.
Regarding persmissions app is asking, it´s up to you if you want to install such an app or not. In this example (and most similar AV solutions) some additional features are included like locate stolen cell phone (Location permission, GPS permission), send SMS/email to stolen/forgotten cell phone (SMS and email permission), wipe your data remotely when cell phone is stolen (Storage permission, personal information), ...

Of course I do not know if they also harvest some personal data to fill some DB, but in general I would not be affraid about some malware or so in this case
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Turns out it isn't a virus, phone has died before I got to load the antivirus anyway and now won't switch on at all, seems according to Vodafone it is a software problem and I've got to send the phone back to be fixed.  Thanks for the feedback though
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Didn't get to load the antivirus as phone died anyway with apparent software fault.
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