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Android.Spydafon

Android.Spydafon

Updated:
March 10, 2014
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Spy Calendar and History, Spy SMS, Spy Sms Calls
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Spydafon is a Potentially Unwanted Application for Android devices that monitors the affected device.

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

Package name:
com.dexterltd.spy_messages_lite
com.dexterltd.spy_messages_calls_lite
com.dexterltd.spy_history_lite

Name:

Spy Calendar and History
Spy SMS
Spy Sms Calls


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon of a blue envelope being held by duck wings, a blue phone with yellow and green envelopes behind it, or a calendar with '14' on it in front of a globe.







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 November 16, 2011
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.dexterltd.spy_messages_lite
com.dexterltd.spy_messages_calls_lite
com.dexterltd.spy_history_lite

Name:

Spy Calendar and History
Spy SMS
Spy Sms Calls

Permissions
When the Application is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Access information about the WiFi state.
  • Open network connections.
  • Access information about networks.
Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon of a blue envelope being held by duck wings, a blue phone with yellow and green envelopes behind it, or a calendar with '14' on it in front of a globe.







Functionality
The Application monitors the following on the affected device:
  • Open network connections
  • Network information
  • WiFi information
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