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Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 20, 2013
November 4, 2013 5:22:22 PM
Systems Affected:
Android.Usbcleaver 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.novaspirit.usbcleaver

Once installed, the application will display an icon with an image of a USB logo merged with a cleaver.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 20, 2013 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 1, 2013 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 20, 2013 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 1, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 26, 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: Medium
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information 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: Zhicheng Zeng

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