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Mobishooter

Mobishooter

Updated:
June 07, 2012
Infection Length:
Varies
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Android

Behavior

Mobishooter is an adware program for Android devices that displays advertisements on the device. It may also send information from the device to a remote location.

Android package file
The program may arrive as one of the following APK packages:
  • ca.gp.luminance
  • com.gp.DropBubble
  • com.gp.airwar
  • com.gp.animalkeeper
  • com.gp.arkanoid
  • com.gp.jaro
  • com.gp.jewels
  • com.gp.lights
  • com.gp.mahjongg
  • com.gp.monolith
  • com.gp.netscramblefull
  • com.gp.oceantravel
  • com.gp.paopaoyu
  • com.gp.search
  • com.gp.solitaire
  • com.gp.tiltmazes
  • com.ps.pushbox
  • com.ps.wordsearch.view
  • com.ps.yams

The following icons may be displayed on the device once the application is installed:

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 June 06, 2012 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 06, 2012 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 06, 2012
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Android package file
The program may arrive as one of the following APK packages:
  • ca.gp.luminance
  • com.gp.DropBubble
  • com.gp.airwar
  • com.gp.animalkeeper
  • com.gp.arkanoid
  • com.gp.jaro
  • com.gp.jewels
  • com.gp.lights
  • com.gp.mahjongg
  • com.gp.monolith
  • com.gp.netscramblefull
  • com.gp.oceantravel
  • com.gp.paopaoyu
  • com.gp.search
  • com.gp.solitaire
  • com.gp.tiltmazes
  • com.ps.pushbox
  • com.ps.wordsearch.view
  • com.ps.yams

The program may be installed when certain games are downloaded on to the device.



Permissions
When the program is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:
  • Access location (e.g., Cell-ID, GPS, WiFi)
  • Access information about networks
  • Allow read-only access to the phone state
  • Open network sockets
  • Read and write to external storage devices

Functionality
Once installed, the program may display advertisements on the device.

The program then collects the following information from the device:
  • App ID
  • IMEI
  • Location (country)
  • OS version
  • Package name
  • Phone number
  • RAM size
  • Screen size

It may then send the gathered information to the following remote locations:
  • [http://]ads.wapx.cn
  • [http://]mobads.baidu.com
  • [http://]mobwin.android.com
  • [http://]r2.adwo.com
  • [http://]www.adsmogo.com/adser[REMOVED]
  • [http://]www.airad.com
  • [http://]www.domob.cn
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.