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Riskware:Android/QPlus.A

Classification

Category:  Riskware

Type:  Riskware

Platform:  Android

Aliases:  -

Summary


QPlus.A is a tool that runs silently in the background, gathering device information and later forwarding it to a remote server.

Removal


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Technical Details


QPlus.A is a tool that gathers information from the device it was installed on. It runs silently in the background, and cannot be seen on the list of applications. Its presence however, becomes visible when looking into application management.

When monitoring a device, QPlus.A runs as a service in the background. It monitors and collects the following information, which is later sent to a proxy mail server:

  • Call logs
  • SMS messages
  • Instant Messenger chat history

QPlus.A runs as a service in the background

While apps with this 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 app and consent to its use, you may choose to keep the app installed on your device.

Description Created: 2012-08-07 00:00:00.0

Description Last Modified: 2012-09-05 00:00:00.0