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Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 9, 2012
July 10, 2012 5:16:46 AM
Systems Affected:
Android.Dropdialer is a Trojan horse for Android devices that sends SMS messages to a premium-rate phone number.

Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with one of the following name(s):

  • com.activator
  • com.nnew.superMariowallpapers


This Trojan poses as a Super Mario wallpaper app.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 8, 2012 revision 035
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 9, 2012 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 12, 2012 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 11, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Sends SMS messages to a premium-rate number.


  • 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: Tommy Dong

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