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  3. Trojan.Redbrowser.A


Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 28, 2006
February 13, 2007 12:51:36 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan-SMS.J2ME.RedBrowser.a [, J2ME/RedBrowser.A [McAfee], RedBrowser.A [Panda Software], Redbrowser.A [F-Secure], SYMBOS_REDBROW.A [Trend]
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

Trojan.Redbrowser.A is a Trojan horse that sends premium-rate SMS messages. It is a Java Midlet application that runs on mobile devices which have the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) installed. It may be downloaded to the compromised device from the Internet or via Bluetooth. It may also be transferred to the device from a computer.

The Trojan arrives as the following program, which attempts to trick users into believing it is a legitimate application that allows users to visit WAP sites without using a WAP connection:

Note: Definitions dated prior to March 1, 2006 detect this threat as SymbOS.Redbrowser.A.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 28, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 11, 2017 revision 019
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 28, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 12, 2017 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 1, 2006
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Writeup By: Yana Liu

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