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Android.Premiumtext

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 2, 2011
Updated:
August 2, 2011 1:53:08 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Premiumtext is a detection for Trojan horses on the Android platform that send SMS texts to premium-rate numbers. These Trojans will often be repackaged versions of genuine Android software packages, often distributed outside the Android Marketplace.

Android Package Files
The Trojan generally arrives within a repackaged .apk file from a legitimate application. The package name, publisher, and other details will vary and may be taken directly from the original application.

APK: com.battery.improve9.apk
Publisher: Top Battery Application
Name: Battery Improve
Version: 1.0

Once installed an icon for the original application will appear. For example:



Note: Since this threat comes bundled with a legitimate application, similar application details and icons may be found in a legitimate version in the Android Marketplace. A repackaged, malicious version of the application can only be found on unofficial marketplaces.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 2, 2011 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 16, 2015 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 2, 2011 revision 024
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 16, 2015 revision 052
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 3, 2011
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Sends premium-rate SMS messages from the compromised device.
  • Releases Confidential Info: May steal information from the devices.
  • Compromises Security Settings: May modify network and WiFi settings.

Distribution

  • 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: Poul Jensen

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