Threat description




This detection from the F-Secure Security Cloud indicates the presence of characteristics or behavior that matches the known Riskware:Android/Kingroot program.


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Technical Details

Riskware:Android/Kingroot is a utility program used to root or gain more system access of an Android device than is usually permitted by the stock operating system.

While root programs are often used by device owners to gain additional system access to their device, doing so may unintentionally expose their device to additional security risks by modifying the way the operating system was intended to run. Altering the system access may also impact warranties or contracts associated with the device.

About the Security Cloud

F-Secure Security Cloud is a cloud-based threat analysis system that maintains a security rating for common programs, files and websites.

When an F-Secure security product encounters a suspect program or file, it sends a query over the Internet to the Security Cloud and checks for the latest rating available for the program (that is, whether it has already been rated as 'safe' or 'harmful'). Based on the rating, the security product may then either quarantine the suspect file, block it or allow it to proceed.

For more information about the Security Cloud, see:

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