1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. PUA.PremiumSMSScam


June 24, 2015 9:59:04 AM
Potentially Unwanted App
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
The risk is usually downloaded from a legitimate-looking website where the software advertised is often offered for free at other locations.

When the downloaded file it is executed, the user is prompted to send an SMS to a premium-rate number. The user receives a reply SMS containing a code they can enter into the installer.

The risk then proceeds to download and install the original software.
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