Riskware:Android/SmsReg

Threat description

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CATEGORYRiskware
TYPERiskware
PLATFORMAndroid

Summary

SmsReg.A is marketed under the name 'Battery Improve' and claims to help maximizes a device’s battery usage. It also silently collects data from the device without the user's knowledge or consent.

Removal

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Technical Details

SmsReg.A is marketed under the name 'Battery Improve' and claims to help maximizes a device’s battery usage.

SmsReg.A as 'Battery Improve'

Unbeknownst to the user, the application also collects the following information:

  • API key
  • Application ID
  • Carrier
  • Device manufacturer
  • Device model
  • GPS location
  • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number
  • Network operator
  • Package name
  • SDK version

Description Created: 2013-03-05 00:00:00.0

Description Last Modified: 2013-03-05 00:00:00.0

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