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Android.Gugespy.B

Android.Gugespy.B

Updated:
July 05, 2013
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

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

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

Package name: com.google.serves

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon of a green robot with a white cube on its chest.



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 July 05, 2013 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 05, 2013 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 10, 2013
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Android package file
The spyware may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

Package name: com.google.serves

Permissions
When the spyware is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Access information about networks
  • Access location information, such as GPS information
  • Check the phone's current state
  • Monitor, read, and send SMS messages on the device
  • Monitor, modify, or end outgoing calls
  • Open network connections
  • Start once the device has finished booting
  • Use the device's mic to record audio
  • Write to external storage devices

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon of a green robot with a white cube on its chest.



Functionality
Once launched, the program will run in the background and can receive commands by SMS.

System monitoring
The program monitors the following information on the device:
  • SMS messages
  • Phone calls
  • Instant messenger chat history

The program then periodically sends the above information to the following location:
ctj013568@163.com

The program also monitors the following information on the device:
GPS location

It sends the above information to the following phone number:
18985217678
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.