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Android.Spybubble

Android.Spybubble

Updated:
December 19, 2011
Version:
1.0
Publisher:
spybubble.com
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Spybubble is a Spyware application for Android devices that logs the device's activity and sends it to a predetermined website.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 01, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 19, 2011 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 19, 2011 revision 020
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 21, 2011
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Installation
The Trojan arrives as a package with the following details:
APK: bubb.apk or radio.apk
Package name: com.spybubble or com.radio
Version: 1.0
Publisher: spybubble.com


Permissions
When the application is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:

  • Access location information, such as Cell-ID or WiFi.
  • Access location information, such as GPS information.
  • Access information about networks.
  • Read the browsing history.
  • Open network connections.
  • Monitor, modify, or end outgoing calls.
  • Read contact data.
  • Check the phone's current state.
  • Read, write, send, and receive SMS messages on the device.
  • Create new contact data.
  • Read or write to the system settings.


Functionality
The application will run in the background, gathering the following information and periodically uploading it to spybubble.com:
  • Incoming and outgoing call logs
  • SMS messages
  • Phone book addresses
  • Emails
  • Browsing history
  • Photos
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 Android marketplace .

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. Click on the Android icon to begin downloading the product.
  3. Click on Install in order to accept the permissions that are being requested by the program.
  4. Next, click 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 press 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. Click 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, click Manage.
  4. Select the application and click the Uninstall button.