- 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
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