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


Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 4, 2013
June 7, 2013 4:54:43 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Android.Obad is a Trojan horse for Android devices that opens a back door, steals information, and downloads files. It also sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers and spreads malware to Bluetooth-enabled devices.

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

Package name: com.android.system.admin

Once installed, the application runs in the background and does not display an icon.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 4, 2013 revision 005
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2018 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 4, 2013 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 15, 2018 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2013
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Santiago Cortes

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