This detection from the F-Secure Security Cloud identifies Android apps with a third-party advertising component which displays advertising content in the device's notification panel. The module may also silently gather and forward details from the device.
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F-Secure Security Cloud is an online reputation service that provides the latest analysis and reputation rating for programs, files and websites. If a questionable program or file is found during a scan, a query is sent to the Security Cloud to get the most recent reputation rating for it.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will then use the information from Security Cloud (and if needed, further analysis) to determine whether to delete, quarantine or block the program or file.
The Security Cloud rating for the identified app indicates that it includes a component for displaying advertising content in the device's notification panel The Airpush module may also silently leak or harvest sensitive details from the device, such as its International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, location, contacts, etc.
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.