Adware:Android/Dowgin.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/Dowgin.

Adware:Android/Dowgin is an advertising module that is distributed bundled together with other (usually legitimate) programs. The advertising module is used to display advertising content and in the process, may also silently gather and forward details from the device.

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Technical Details

Adware:Android/Dowgin displays advertising content to the users. This behavior may be considered unwanted if the user is unaware of the presence of the module, or objects to the nature of the advertising materials displayed.

The Dowgin 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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