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Android.Cosha

Android.Cosha

Updated:
August 17, 2012
Infection Length:
300,000 to 350,000 bytes
Name:
Anxin360
Publisher:
Anxin360.com
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Cosha is a spyware program for Android devices that monitors and sends certain information to a remote location.

Android package file
The risk may arrive as a package with one of the following names:

APK:
  • com.cooshare.www.httpconn
  • net.mujee.www
Name: Anxin360


Installation
The program must be installed manually.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 07, 2017 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 07, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 07, 2017 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 08, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Android package file
The risk may arrive as a package with one of the following names:

APK:
  • com.cooshare.www.httpconn
  • net.mujee.www

Name: Anxin360


Permissions

When the risk is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Access information about networks
  • Access information about the WiFi state
  • Access location information, such as GPS information
  • Change network connectivity state
  • Check the phone's current state
  • Monitor incoming SMS messages
  • Monitor, modify, or end outgoing calls
  • Open network connections
  • Send SMS messages
  • Start once the device has finished booting


Installation
The program must be installed manually. Once the risk is installed it will display either an image of a red heart containing Chinese characters for "Anxin360" or a cartoon hen with Chinese characters for "Hen Location".





Functionality
The spyware registers an SMS receiver, allowing SMS messages to be posted to the following remote location:
www.cooshare.com/careu/VAD.asmx/V4SMSServ[pid=[PHONE ID]&from=[PHONE NUMBER]&reci=[RECEIVER ID]&msgcontent=[SMS CONTENT];]


System monitoring
The program monitors the following information on the device:
  • GPS location
  • SMS messages

The program then periodically uploads the above information 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 Google Play Store .

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. Select the Android icon to begin downloading the product.
  3. Select Install in order to accept the permissions that are being requested by the program.
  4. Next, select 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 select 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. Select 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, select Manage.
  4. Select the application and select Uninstall.
Writeup By: Beannie Cai