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Android.Virusshield

Android.Virusshield

Discovered:
April 07, 2014
Updated:
April 14, 2014
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Android
Android.Virusshield is a Trojan horse for Android devices that claims to scan apps and protect personal information, but has no real functionality.



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

Package name: com.deviant.security.shield
Version: 1
Name: Virus Shield


Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with a red shield with a capital 'S' in white lettering on it.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 07, 2014 revision 035
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 31, 2016 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 08, 2014 revision 001
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 01, 2016 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 09, 2014
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Android package file
The Trojan may arrive as a package with the following characteristics:

Package name: com.deviant.security.shield
Version: 1
Name: Virus Shield


Permissions
The Trojan does not request any permissions.

Installation
Once installed, the application will display an icon with a red shield with a capital 'S' in white lettering on it.



Functionality
The Trojan must be manually installed.

The Trojan charges $3.99 to install the application.

The Trojan sleeps for one second and then displays the following messages when asked to scan the device:
  • "Scan complete"
  • "Your device is secure"

The Trojan does not actually scan 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.
    Writeup By: Jeet Morparia