Adware:Android/AdWo.A

Classification

Spyware

Adware

Android

Adware:Android/AdWo, AdWo.A

Summary

AdWo.A displays intrusive ads and collects private information from the device.

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Technical Details

AdWo.A is an advertising module that displays intrusive ads and collects private information such as the device's IMEI number.

Mobile apps, especially those distributed for free, often include behavior or components for displaying third-party advertising content. This is done as an alternative form of revenue for the software developers, who would otherwise have to charge users for the application itself. If a user is unaware of the 'ad-supported' nature of such programs, or objects to the content being shown, they may cause considerable annoyance.

If use of the program outweighs the inconvenience of having ads displayed, you may choose to keep the app installed on your device.

Date Created: 2012-11-26 00:00:00.0

Date Last Modified: 2012-11-26 00:00:00.0