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Android.Fakescarav

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
January 23, 2015
Updated:
January 28, 2015 11:12:13 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Fakescarav is a Trojan horse for Android devices that displays fake security alerts in an attempt to convince the user to pay in order to remove non-existent malware or security risks from the device.



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

Package name: com.androidsantivirus
Version: 1.2.7
Name: Antivirus Android's Security

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with a picture of the Android logo with a yellow and black shield:


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 23, 2015 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 10, 2017 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version pending
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 11, 2017 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 23, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Dinesh Venkatesan

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