I've gotten a security notification three times in the last hour that says "unauthorized actions have been detected, restart device to undo these actions" and then the options are "restart" or "cancel"
The first time this message appeared I clicked restart. Then maybe 15 minutes later the notification appeared again. I cleared it and again it came back. I checked my device management and it didn't show any security threats.
When I've googled this it seems to only happen after rooting or flashing the device but I've not done either of those things. I've done nothing at all to the device. I've had it for a little over a month and this is the first I've seen this notification. It was a used phone that I purchased on swappa if that makes any difference? It was factory reset when I received it and I set it up and haven't done anything else but update the software since then.
Is there an actual security issue here or is this just an odd notification? Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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Does this occur when the device is placed into safe mode? It sounds like a third party application you have downloaded may be causing this issue.
If you do not experience the issue when the device is placed into safe mode, you would want to delete applications one by one until you discover which third party application is causing the error message.
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I recommend giving safe mode a shot.
Safe mode allows you to turn on the device with third-party apps disabled. Then you can easily uninstall apps that may be causing a conflict or software problem.
Turn the device off.
Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen.
When "SAMSUNG" appears on the screen, release the Power key.
Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
Release the Volume down key when you see Safe Mode.
Uninstall apps that are causing a problem.