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Android.Smsbomber

Android.Smsbomber

Updated:
November 26, 2012
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Smsbomber is a program that can be used to send messages to contacts on the device.

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

Package name: org.baole.smsbomberads
Version: 1.2.1.1
Name: Text Flooder
Publisher: Bao Le Duc


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text of "Text Flooder".


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 21, 2017 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 26, 2012 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 21, 2017 revision 007
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 28, 2012
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Android package file
The program may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

Package name: org.baole.smsbomberads
Version: 1.2.1.1
Name: Text Flooder
Publisher: Bao Le Duc


Permissions
When the program is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Access location information, including GPS, cell towers, and Wifi
  • Open network sockets
  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Read, write, and send SMS messages


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with the text of "Text Flooder".



Functionality
The program may then be used to send messages to specific contacts on the device.

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.