Android Question Parsing - Anti virus blocking temp.pa

Richard Phipps

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For some obscure reason my anti virus BULLGUARD has started to think a trojan virus is present when parsing my app to my Samsung s8 using the B4a Bridge

I havent been developing for several months and am having these problems

I get this error

Infected object: temp.ap_=>AndroidManifest.xml
Malware: Android.Trojan.SMSSend.AMA
Path: C:\Android\GPS Tracker\Objects\bin\temp.ap_=>AndroidManifest.xml
Infected process: [9060] C:\Android\build-tools\19.1.0\aapt.exe
22/12/2018 18:21:13

I turned off anti-virus and Firewall and got further but...

ALSO

GOOGLE PLAY PROTECT is stopping installation. So I turned it off but app wont install

INSTALL UNKNOWN APPS IS "allowed from this source". I tried installing an older app which exists on my phone already but even this wont install :(

How do I stop this happening, please :)
 
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Richard Phipps

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I excluded the Android Directory from being scanned by Bullguard and also I changed the signing key. It now installs successfully

However,

1) In Debug the Activity appears with two buttons as designed BUT
2) In release In crashes

I put the #Bridgelogger to see errors and now the

B4X:
Activity.LoadLayout("layout1")
The layout1.bal is in the files directory C:\Android\GPS Tracker\Files\layout1.bal

BUT -

** Service (starter) Destroy (ignored)**
*** Service (starter) Create ***
** Service (starter) Start **
** Activity (main) Create, isFirst = true **
main_activity_create (java line: 344)
java.io.FileNotFoundException: layout1.bal
at android.content.res.AssetManager.openAsset(Native Method)
at android.content.res.AssetManager.open(AssetManager.java:388)
at android.content.res.AssetManager.open(AssetManager.java:362)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.objects.streams.File.OpenInput(File.java:207)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.keywords.LayoutBuilder.loadLayout(LayoutBuilder.java:82)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.objects.ActivityWrapper.LoadLayout(ActivityWrapper.java:209)
at b4a.gpstrack2.main._activity_create(main.java:344)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.raiseEvent2(BA.java:196)
at b4a.gpstrack2.main.afterFirstLayout(main.java:104)
at b4a.gpstrack2.main.access$000(main.java:17)
at b4a.gpstrack2.main$WaitForLayout.run(main.java:82)
at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:789)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:98)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:164)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:6940)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at com.android.internal.os.Zygote$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(Zygote.java:327)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1374)


I also added a simple bit of code....

B4X:
Sub Process_Globals
    'These global variables will be declared once when the application starts.
    'These variables can be accessed from all modules.
    
Dim sms As PhoneSms
   
End Sub


Sub Globals
    'These global variables will be redeclared each time the activity is created.
    'These variables can only be accessed from this module.
    
    Private smslink As Button
    Private Button1 As Button
End Sub

Sub Activity_Create(FirstTime As Boolean)
    'Do not forget to load the layout file created with the visual designer. For example:
    
    Activity.LoadLayout("layout1")
    
    Activity.Title = "Hello"

End Sub


Sub smslink_Click
    
    sms.Send("0780******","check123456")
    
End Sub

Sub Button1_Click
    
End Sub
In debug where I can see the the Activity I pressed the button but got another crash :( Relating to a 'Dangerous Permssion'

Error occurred on line: 45 (Main)
java.lang.SecurityException: Sending SMS message: uid 10631 does not have android.permission.SEND_SMS.
at android.os.Parcel.readException(Parcel.java:1967)
at android.os.Parcel.readException(Parcel.java:1913)
at com.android.internal.telephony.ISms$Stub$Proxy.sendTextForSubscriber(ISms.java:1571)
at android.telephony.SmsManager.sendTextMessageInternal(SmsManager.java:396)
at android.telephony.SmsManager.sendTextMessage(SmsManager.java:350)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.phone.Phone$PhoneSms.Send2(Phone.java:644)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.phone.Phone$PhoneSms.Send(Phone.java:626)
at b4a.gpstrack2.main._smslink_click(main.java:429)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.runMethod(Shell.java:732)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.raiseEventImpl(Shell.java:348)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.shell.Shell.raiseEvent(Shell.java:255)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.ShellBA.raiseEvent2(ShellBA.java:144)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.raiseEvent2(BA.java:180)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.BA.raiseEvent(BA.java:176)
at anywheresoftware.b4a.objects.ViewWrapper$1.onClick(ViewWrapper.java:80)
at android.view.View.performClick(View.java:6896)
at android.widget.TextView.performClick(TextView.java:12689)
at android.view.View$PerformClick.run(View.java:26088)
at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:789)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:98)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:164)


After returning to coding this has become a difficult job :(...it used to work a dream :( What am I doing wrong?

RIchard
 

DonManfred

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C:\Android\build-tools\19.1.0\aapt.exe
This looks like you are reusing an old SDK Installation (or maybe an old installation from Android Studio or so)!?
If yes then i strongly suggest to install a new SDK for B4A using the B4A SDK Manager.

You can find the Setup-Instructions here. https://www.b4x.com/b4a.html
You also can watch this Video as it describes it clearly.

Start with a new Blank folder like you see in the Video.
 

Richard Phipps

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I see and thank you. It seems i have missed a lot of updates and changes....i need to get up to speed.

I download jar 28 and the new SDK and will look into permissions.

By the way, and i am happy to pay, but i need someone to write a simple class to add to a project simple to interrogate my online hosted mysql abd return 1 or a number of records. Text fields mainly

Do you know who or how i can ask? Is it inappropriate on this forum?
 

DonManfred

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