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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 13, 2012
January 17, 2012 6:41:17 AM
Infection Length:
122,880 bytes
Systems Affected:
Symbian OS
SymbOS.Fakenotify is a Trojan horse for the Symbian OS that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 13, 2012 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 13, 2012 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 13, 2012 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 18, 2012
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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 SMS messages to a premium-rate number.


  • 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: Beannie Cai

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