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Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 10, 2010
August 11, 2010 7:19:36 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan:AndroidOS/Fakeplayer.A [F-Secure], ANDROIDOS_DROIDSMS.A [Trend]
Infection Length:
12,927 bytes
Systems Affected:
AndroidOS.FakePlayer is a Trojan horse that attempts to send premium-rate SMS messages to predetermined numbers.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 10, 2010 revision 050
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 17, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 11, 2010 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 18, 2014 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 11, 2010
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Sends premium-rate SMS messages


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Takashi Katsuki

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