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Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 2, 2013
June 3, 2013 8:04:48 AM
Infection Length:
1,570,098 bytes
Systems Affected:
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

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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 12, 2015 revision 002
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 2, 2013 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 17, 2015 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2013
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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: Displays fake security alerts.


  • 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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