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Risk Level 1: Very Low

April 7, 2014
April 14, 2014 8:47:13 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Android.Virusshield is a Trojan horse for Android devices that claims to scan apps and protect personal information, but has no real functionality.

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

Package name: com.deviant.security.shield
Version: 1
Name: Virus Shield

Once installed, the application will display an icon with a red shield with a capital 'S' in white lettering on it.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 7, 2014 revision 035
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 7, 2014 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 8, 2014 revision 001
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 8, 2014 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 9, 2014
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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
  • Payload: Charges $3.99 to install the application.


  • 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: Jeet Morparia

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