Roma from Colorado writes:
I have an 10″ Android tablet and I recently put antivirus software on it (AVG Free) I’m getting a security alert for Settings, the message is:
Unsecure privilege mode detected. Your device is running in High Privilege mode (i e it has been rooted) We recommend using only genuine firmware. Is this something i should be concerned about? and if so how do I fix it?
Great question, and apparently a fairly common issue. The good news is, in most cases, it’s nothing to worry about.
To root a tablet or phone generally will make any sort of warranty void. Rooting is not an easy thing to do and typically cannot be done on accident. Nor is it something recommended to do by Worldstart, as it can cause lots of problems on the device if not done or used properly.
If you have never rooted the tablet and have been careful about apps you have installed, this is likely nothing to worry about. You can simply just mark the check box to ignore the warning in the future as it is really nothing to be too concerned about. Or you can also try a different antivirus program, as it seems to be AVG comes up with false positives more than others.
The final option would be to try a Factory Reset which will set all settings back to the original, factory settings. Keep in mind, this will erase everything you have saved on the tablet, including all Apps, pictures, and all your settings.