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Android.Adwlauncher

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 21, 2012
Updated:
August 24, 2012 8:21:10 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Adwlauncher is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals information from the compromised device.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

Package name: com.jnyl.lanucher2
Name: ADW.Launcher 2


Installation
Once installed, the application does not display a launch icon.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 22, 2012 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 28, 2012 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 22, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 28, 2012 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 22, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Medium
  • Payload: Sends SMS messages to a premium rate number.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the device.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Daniel Xiang

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