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SymbOS.Appdisabler.J

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 26, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 1:02:05 PM
Also Known As:
AppDisabler.J [F-Secure]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Symbian OS


SymbOS.Appdisabler.J is a Trojan horse that runs on the Symbian OS, which is used as the operating system for Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones. It attempts to disable a number of Symbian applications by overwriting their main executable files.

When a user opens the Trojan's .sis file, the phone installer will display a dialog to warn users that the application may be coming from an untrusted source and may cause potential problems.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 27, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 27, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 1, 2006
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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