No, but it is without a doubt spyware. This type of software should never be installed on any computer–especially one that’s connected to a network.
No. But it does seem to be a scam.
HappyMod first appeared on ios4life, from which it was eventually removed due to “malware violations”. You are even cautioned before installing the app that you’ll have to give up access to photos in order to share them with other Happy Mod users – this seems like a red flag. It also doesn’t answer its own question of what exactly HappyMod offers, and is suspiciously vague on how happy it makes users feel.
It is not a virus because it isn’t malicious and it’s not disguised as some other application like ransomware or spyware that aims at stealing data, assets or confidential information of the user.
While the app itself doesn’t contain any harmful payload and even if it had one by accident, HappyMod won’t be able to deliver it without AMP having its hooks into the OS framework which raises its own questions on how much a virus can do without being privileged-alway above execution level but still below kernel level for any package manager including AMP and Google Play store security.
No, HappyMod is not a virus.
HappyMod is a Trojan that swipes your joy and replaces it with depression 🙂
Yes, HappyMod is in fact a virus. If you have been dealing with this particular virus, we recommend that you take necessary steps to remove it as soon as possible. Please check YouTube for information on how to remove the HappyMod Virus from your system.
Did you know that your internet browser has a built in virus scanner?
Check with the developer of your computer system before installing any software. You might be priming the pump for a Trojan Horse type attack and barely know it, when your virus scanners won’t find anything wrong.
The application HappyMod is not categorized as malware by most antivirus companies that we have tested it against. Although its installation will prompt for various permissions, none are in violation of our malware detection criteria
If you are on iphone6+ and have more than 3 installed application at the same time, yes.
If you want to stop other applications from launching in a loop, getting sidetracked in an infinite startup when they should be closed out, or using up space- all of which can lead to virus-like behavior inside your phone – delete any added apps that don’t actually serve a purpose for you. Then happyMod will be the only thing left contributing to potential system errors on your device. This way you’ll be making sure most critical components are free up memory space and not running in an unnecessary loop. In summary, happyMod is nothing if not one more cell phone app that can cause problems with other apps
All software you download from the internet is a risk.
Software, including virtual viruses, are basically applications that run on your computer – they don’t exist in the cloud or in physical reality. Anything you download from the internet can pose a threat to your device and all its data: for example, trojans, malware & ransomware. For this reason we recommend doing all of your e-shopping with sites like Amazon & eBay that ensure safety standards are met to guarantee yourself an enjoyable shopping experience. As for whether or not HappyMod is safe for use? Check the reviews of happymod users who have tried it out! I really can’t tell for sure, sorry 🙂