Threat Description

Monitoring-Tool: Android/PdaSpy.A


Category: Riskware
Type: Monitoring-Tool
Platform: Android


PdaSpy.A is a commercial monitoring application that logs device information, which can later be viewed on the PdaSpy website.


Automatic action

F-Secure's Mobile Security product blocks installation of this program with default settings.


More information on scanning or removal options are available in the documentation for your F-Secure Mobile Security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more assistance.

Technical Details

PdaSpy.A is a commercial monitoring application with a 24-hour free or trial lock. It must be manually installed onto the targeted device, and an account at must be created.

Once installed, it places no icon on the application menu to avoid being noticed. It just runs silently in the background, logging the following information:

  • Phone calls
  • SMS messages
  • GPS locations

The information can be viewed by visiting the and logging in to the user account.

An account at is required to view logged data

Description Created: 2012-08-16 00:00:00.0

Description Last Modified: 2012-08-16 00:00:00.0


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