1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Android.Fakeflash


Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 30, 2012
July 3, 2012 11:46:51 PM
Infection Length:
110,000 Bytes
Systems Affected:
Android.Fakeflash is a Trojan horse for Android devices that installs a fake Flash application in order to direct users to a website.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following name:

APK: com.dreamstep.wFlashPlayer[VERSION]
Name: Flash Player [VERSION]

Note: [VERSION] is variable and subject to change. Examples using this variable include the following:

For APK:

For Name:
Flash Player 10.5
Flash Player 10.5 New
Flash Player 12 Beta

Once installed, the application may display one of the following icons:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 30, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 1, 2012 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 4, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Beannie Cai

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