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Android/FakeAV.B [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 1570098 B
Detection created Jun 25, 2013
Detection database version 8488
Detection Android db version 3.1008
Aliases Android.Fakedefender (Symantec)
  Android:Defender-A.[Trj] (Avast)
Short description

Android/FakeAV.B is a trojan that steals sensitive information. The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.

Installation

The trojan must be downloaded and manually installed.


Android/FakeAV.B is a rogue antivirus.

Information stealing

Android/FakeAV.B is a trojan that steals sensitive information.


The trojan collects the following information:

  • name, type and version of the device
  • manufacturer of the product/hardware
  • telephone number
  • display resolution
  • network operator name
  • user location
  • credit card information

The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.


The trojan contains a list of 2 URLs. The HTTP protocol is used in the communication.

Other information

Android/FakeAV.B attempts to get root access to the device. After a certain time delay, the trojan blocks access to operating system.

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