Android/FakeGuard [Threat Name] go to Threat

Android/FakeGuard.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 210418 B
Detection created Nov 16, 2012
Detection database version 7700
Detection Android db version 3.679
Aliases Android.Fakeguard (Symantec)
  Android.SmsSpy.9.origin (Dr.Web)
  Trojan:AndroidOS/FakeGuard.A (Microsoft)
Short description

Android/FakeGuard.A 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.

Information stealing

Android/FakeGuard.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information.


The following information is collected:

  • telephone number
  • network operator name
  • incoming SMS messages
  • incoming MMS messages

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

Other information

The trojan disguises itself as the "Spam Guard" application.


Some examples follow.

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