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Monitoring-Tool:Android/SpyEra.A

Classification

Category:  Riskware

Type:  Monitoring-Tool

Platform:  Android

Aliases:  -

Summary


SpyEra.A is a program that monitors and retrieves data from a compromised device.

Removal


Automatic action

Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will prompt you to assess the file and choose to Uninstall, Quarantine or keep it installed on your device.

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Technical Details


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.

Description Created: 2012-09-03 00:00:00.0

Description Last Modified: 2012-09-03 00:00:00.0