Adware:Android/Airpush.variant!Online

Threat description

Details

TYPEAdware
PLATFORMAndroid

Summary

This detection from the F-Secure Security Cloud indicates the presence of characteristics or behavior that matches a known adware program - Adware:Android/Airpush.

Adware:Android/Airpush is a program that contains a third-party advertising component which displays advertising content in the device's notification panel.

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Technical Details

The third-party advertising component in Adware:Android/Airpush programs displays advertising content in the device's notification panel. This behavior may be considered unwanted if the user is unaware of the presence of the module, objects to the nature of the advertising materials displayed, or finds the manner of the advertising display intrusive.

The module may also silently leak or harvest sensitive details from the device, such as its International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, location, contacts, etc.

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When an F-Secure security product encounters a suspect program or file, it sends a query over the Internet to the Security Cloud and checks for the latest rating available for the program (that is, whether it has already been rated as 'safe' or 'harmful'). Based on the rating, the security product may then either quarantine the suspect file, block it or allow it to proceed.

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