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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011 11:54:03 AM
Also Known As:
Troj/Geinimi-A [Sophos]
Infection Length:
570,420 bytes
Systems Affected:
Android.Geinimi is a Trojan that opens a back door and transmits information from the device to a remote location.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 31, 2010 revision 040
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 31, 2015 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 1, 2011 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 31, 2015 revision 034
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 5, 2011
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door.
  • Releases Confidential Info: May collect and transmit information including a users contacts and geographical location from the device.


  • 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: Gavin OGorman and Hatsuho Honda

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