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Android.Appenda

Android.Appenda

Updated:
May 26, 2014
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Appenda is an advertisement library that is bundled with certain Android applications.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 27, 2012 revision 021
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 27, 2012 revision 021
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 27, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Android.Appenda is an advertisement library that is bundled with certain Android applications.

This advertisement library may perform the following actions:
  • Display advertisements in the host application
  • Download and execute external components in the host application
  • Send device information such as International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI), kernel version, phone manufacturer, or phone model details to a remote location
  • Send phone number to a remote location
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your device has been affected by this risk.


Install Norton Mobile Security
If you do not already have Norton Mobile Security installed on your device, please download the product from the Android marketplace .

Alternatively, you can navigate to the norton.mobi website from your device and download the product from there by completing the following steps:
  1. Select the 90-Day free download.
  2. Click on the Android icon to begin downloading the product.
  3. Click on Install in order to accept the permissions that are being requested by the program.
  4. Next, click Open and then Agree & Launch.

Note: The first time the product runs, you will be required to enter a code that is displayed on the screen in order to activate the product. Enter the provided code and press Submit .


Run a full system scan
Run a full system scan using Norton Mobile Security to remove this risk from the device. To do this, please perform the following actions:
  1. Navigate to the Anti-Malware tab.
  2. Click Scan Now.


Manual removal
To remove this risk manually, please perform the following actions:
  1. Open the Google Android Menu.
  2. Go to the Settings icon and select Applications.
  3. Next, click Manage.
  4. Select the application and click the Uninstall button.
Writeup By: Zhicheng Zeng