Threat Description

Spyware:Android/Flexispy.K

Details

Aliases: Flexispy, Flexispy.K
Category: Spyware
Type: Spyware
Platform: Android

Summary


Spyware:Android/Flexispy.K is a commercially available monitoring program.



Removal


Automatic action

F-Secure's Mobile Security product blocks installation of this program with default settings.

More

More information on scanning or removal options are available in the documentation for your F-Secure Mobile Security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more assistance.



Technical Details


Spyware:Android/Flexispy.K is the Android version of a commercial spyware program already available on various other mobile platforms (Symbian,WinCE and iOS).

Installation

On installation, the program does not display an icon in the Applications menu. The program is only visible under the 'Manage Applications' menu under Settings, but in that location uses the name 'Mobile backup' or 'Sync Manager', with a generic icon.

Activity

When active, this program tracks the following details:

  • Phone calls
  • SMS messages
  • Internet activity
  • GPS location

The program uses services run in the background to perform these activities.

Other variants



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