Riskware:Android/SmsReg

Classification

Riskware

Riskware

Android

Riskware:Android/SmsReg.[variant]

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.

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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

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

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

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