SmsPay.[variant], Android.Riskware.SmsPay.[variant], Riskware:Android/Smspay.[variant]


Riskware:Android/SmsPay identifies an Android application that includes SMS-sending functionality.


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SmsPay variants are repackaged legitimate apps that contain an additional module to send and receive SMS messages. While not malicious in itself, such functionality is also commonly misused by Android malware to silently send premium-rate or spam SMS messages.

The app's SMS-sending behavior may result in unexpectedly high phone charges if the user is unaware of the app's capabilities. This behavior may also be legally questionable, depending on the jurisdiction and if it is done without the user's knowledge or consent.

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.

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