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Android.Fakeapp

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 23, 2012
Updated:
April 30, 2012 10:13:22 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Fakeapp is a Trojan horse for Android devices that downloads configuration files to display advertisements and collects information from the compromised device.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with one of the following names:



APK: com.gameguides.tunehopper
Version: 1.0
Name: TuneHopper Free Fan App



APK: com.gameguides.plantsvszombies
Version: 1.0
Name: Plants vs Zombies Free Fan App


Installation
Once installed, the application will display one of the following screenshots:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 23, 2012 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 8, 2016 revision 032
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 23, 2012 revision 032
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 29, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Beannie Cai

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