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  3. Android.Rootnik


Risk Level 1: Very Low

December 8, 2015
June 27, 2016 11:55:27 AM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Android.Rootnik is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals information and downloads additional apps.

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

Package name: com.android.providers.network
Version number: 1000
Name: com.android.providers.network.apk

Once installed, the application does not display an icon.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 8, 2015
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2018 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 8, 2015
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 1, 2017 revision 038
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 9, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Sundar R

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