Earlier today it came to our attention that AVG’s Android mobile security app, AntiVirus Free and AVG AntiVirus Pro, has been incorrectly detecting home screen replacement app Nova Launcher Prime as malicious.

AVG technicians have further analyzed the Nova app and can confirm the detection is a false positive and have issued a hotfix that will be released soon.

While this is an unfortunate occurrence, false positives can occur with any security software that utilizes multiple detection methodologies.

AVG has advanced anti-false positive mechanisms to avoid as many of these incidents as possible but unfortunately they do occur from time to time.

If you think that AVG has detected a false positive, please report it to us using the steps described on this FAQ page.