SpyEra.A is a program that monitors and retrieves data from a compromised 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 detection database 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.
SpyEra.A is programmed to monitor and retrieve data from a compromised device. Its malicious activities are triggered when the device receives a specially crafted SMS message.
SpyEra.A places no visible icon on the application menu, but its presence is revealed with a quick look under the 'Manage applications' in Settings.
SpyEra.A as listed under 'Manage applications' (left), and the permissions it requested (right)
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.