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Android.Mocore

Android.Mocore

Updated:
September 21, 2015
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

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

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

This advertisement library may perform the following actions:
  • Display full-screen advertisements 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 device location (such as GPS coordinates, cell tower location) to a remote location
  • Send network operator information to a remote location
  • Send details about installed applications to a remote location
  • Connect to the Play Store and prompt the user into installing other apps
    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.