> Viruses & Risks > Android.Fakedefender


Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 2, 2013
August 6, 2015 3:19:24 PM
Infection Length:
1,570,098 bytes
Systems Affected:
Android.Fakedefender is a Trojan horse for Android devices that displays fake security alerts in an attempt to convince the user to purchase an app in order to remove non-existent malware or security risks from the device.

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

Package name:

Once installed, the application displays an icon with the text "Android Defender".

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 31, 2016 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 2, 2013 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 1, 2016 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2013
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Displays fake security alerts.


  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Takashi Katsuki

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