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Threat Encyclopedia

ANDROIDOS_SNDAPPS.SM

ANALYSIS BY

rolandde


ALIASES:

Andr/Spy-E (Sophos); Android.Spyware.SndApps.A (Secure)

THREAT SUBTYPE:

Information Stealer, Click Fraud

PLATFORM:

Android OS

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:

  • Threat Type:Adware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

8.688.05

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

05 Jan 2012

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

8.689.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

06 Jan 2012

TMMS Pattern File:

1.177.00

TMMS Pattern Date:

10 Jan 2012

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as ANDROIDOS_SNDAPPS.SM. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.

NOTES:

The steps provided above are for cases when the malware is downloaded using a Windows PC.

TREND MICRO MOBILE SECURITY SOLUTION

Trend Micro has released an integrated solution for mobile devices, which provides automatic, real-time scanning to protect wireless devices against malicious code and viruses on the Web or hidden inside files. Download Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android.

Manual Removal Instructions

To manually remove the application on the infected device, uninstall the infected application by going to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications on your device.


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