Threat Descriptons



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Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.B, Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.C, Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.E


MobileSpy is a commercial monitoring tool that logs certain information on the device it was installed on.


Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will ask if you want to uninstall the file, move it to the quarantine or keep it installed on your device.

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Technical Details

MobileSpy is a commercial monitoring tool that is available from It logs the following information on the device, and forwards them to a remote server:

  • Calendar events
  • Contacts
  • Emails
  • GPS locations
  • Memos
  • Phone calls
  • Photos and videos
  • SMS messages
  • Tasks
  • Visited URLs

The later variants is equipped with a remote wipe feature, which enables users to remove data from the device's SD card calendar, call log, contact, image, and URL bookmark. This feature can be activated through an SMS message containing specific text content.


  • Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.B
  • Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.C
  • Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.D
  • Monitoring-Tool:Android/MobileSpy.E

While apps with such behavior may be legitimately used by the device's authorized user, they are classified by security programs as riskware because in the hands of unauthorized users, they can also be used to cause damage to the user's data or the device.

If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the program and consent to its use, you may choose to keep it installed on your device.

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