Backdoor:Android/Dendroid.A

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEBackdoor
PLATFORMAndroid

Summary

Backdoor:Android/Dendroid.A is a malware construction kit that automates and simplifies the process of creating Android trojans.

Removal

Automatic action

When detected during scanning, F-Secure SAFE will prompt you for a desired action. You may assess the detected file and choose to Uninstall, Quarantine or keep it installed on your device. More information about these options can be found at Help Center: Assess files detected during scanning.

Technical Details

Backdoor:Android/Dendroid.A is a utility program created for use by malware authors to automate production of malware. The toolkit reportedly allows its users to specify the features they want the malware product to have, including such actions as intercepting SMS messages, recording video and audio input, running an app and calling a phone number.

The toolkit also reportedly includes anti-emulation code intended to help keep the malware it produces from being flagged by the Bouncer security system used by Google Play Store to screen apps for malicious behavior. For more information, see:

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