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Android.Fakedefender

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 2, 2013
Updated:
June 3, 2013 8:04:48 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
1,570,098 bytes
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Fakedefender is a Trojan horse for Android devices that displays fake security alerts in an attempt to convince the user to purchase an app in order to remove non-existent malware or security risks from the device.

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

Package name: com.android.defender.androiddefender


Installation
Once installed, the application displays an icon with the text "Android Defender".

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 25, 2013 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 2, 2013 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 29, 2014 revision 021
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2013
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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
  • Payload: Displays fake security alerts.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Takashi Katsuki

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