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Android.Locaspy

Android.Locaspy

Updated:
March 07, 2014
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Phone Locator Trial, Diary, Kids Locator, SpyPhoneLocatorTrial
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Locaspy is a Potentially Unwanted Application for Android devices that tracks the location of the compromised device.

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

Package name:
com.company3L.LocatorandCallSpyTool
com.company3L.SpyMe
com.company3L.SpyMyHusbandr
com.company3L.SpyPhoneLocatorTrial
com.company3L.SpyPhoneLocatorHidden
com.company3L.SpyPhoneTracker
com.company3L.FindMyPhone
com.company3L.SpyMyHusband

Name:

Phone Locator Trial
Diary
Kids Locator
SpyPhoneLocatorTrial


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with a child dressed as a cell phone on a white background, a map with a red pin in it in addition to a map and telephone on a green background, or a brown address book with an '@' symbol on it.







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 February 27, 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 27, 2014 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 24, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Android package file
The Application may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

Package name:
com.company3L.LocatorandCallSpyTool
com.company3L.SpyMe
com.company3L.SpyMyHusbandr
com.company3L.SpyPhoneLocatorTrial
com.company3L.SpyPhoneLocatorHidden
com.company3L.SpyPhoneTracker
com.company3L.FindMyPhone
com.company3L.SpyMyHusband

Name:

Phone Locator Trial
Diary
Kids Locator
SpyPhoneLocatorTrial

Permissions
When the Application is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Access precise location from location sources such as GPS, cell towers, and Wi-Fi.
  • Start once the device has finished booting.
  • Open network connections.
  • Access approximate location derived from network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi.
  • Read user's contacts data.
  • Read SMS messages on the device.

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with a child dressed as a cell phone on a white background, a map with a red pin in it in addition to a map and telephone on a green background, or a brown address book with an '@' symbol on it.








Functionality
The Application tracks the location of the compromised device.

The Application creates the following receiver:
.LocationReceiver

The Application creates the following service:
.KidsLocator1
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: Mario Ballano