> Viruses & Risks > 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:

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 August 20, 2015 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 4, 2013 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2015 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2013
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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: Opens a back door and downloads files to the compromised device. It also sends SMS messages to a premium-rate number.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information.


  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Spreads malware to Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Writeup By: Santiago Cortes

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