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Android.Steek

Android.Steek

Updated:
January 09, 2012
Infection Length:
Approximately 3,500,000 bytes
Name:
Varies
Version:
Varies
Publisher:
Stevens Creek Software
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Android.Steek is a potentially unwanted application that is placed on a download website for Android applications and disguised as popular applications.

Installation
When executed, the program displays the following message as well as the title screen for the downloaded application:


Title:
Please click here to finish the installation process.

Message:
To unlock the full version of this game for free, enter your email on the page and return to this application.




Resources:
For additional information about this application, please read the following blog:
More fraudware headaches for the Android Marketplace

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 January 09, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 29, 2012 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 11, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Installation
When executed, the program displays the following message as well as the title screen for the downloaded application:


Title:
Please click here to finish the installation process.

Message:
To unlock the full version of this game for free, enter your email on the page and return to this application.




Permissions
When the program is being installed, it requests permission to perform the following action:
Open network connections


Functionality

The user may be redirected to a website where they are asked to enter their personal details.

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.