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Cabir.Dropper is Symbian installation file that will install Cabir.B, Cabir.C and Cabir.D into the device and disables the Bluetooth control application.

For more details of Cabir variants, see description of Cabir.D


A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Technical Details

The original version of Cabir.Dropper is named Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional.sis. The Cabir.Dropper installs different Cabir variants into several places in the device file system. Some of the installed Cabirs replace common third party applications so that if user has one of those applications installed into system it gets replaced with Cabir.D and it's Icon in the menu will go blank.

If user clicks on one of the replaced icons in the menu, the Cabir.D that has replaced that application will start and try to spread to other devices. If Cabir.D starts it will spread as Cabir.D ([YUAN].SIS) without other Cabir variants or Cabir.Dropper. The Cabir.Dropper will also install autostart component that tries to automatically start Cabir.D upon system reboot, but fails as the autostart component points into directory that is not installed on the device.

Installation to system

When Cabir.Dropper is installed into the system it will install files into following directories.

  • \images\
  • \sounds\digital
  • \system\apps
  • \system\install
  • \system\recogs
  • \system\apps\btui
  • \system\apps\fexplorer
  • \system\apps\file
  • \system\apps\freakbtui
  • \system\apps\smartfileman
  • \system\apps\smartmovie
  • \system\apps\systemexplorer
  • \system\apps\[yuan]

Some of the Cabir variants are installed into default installation directories of common third party applications. The applications are FExplorer, SmartFileMan, Smartmovie and SystemExplorer. The Cabir.Dropper will also install non-functional version of the Bluetooth control application, so that user cannot change bluetooth settings without disinfecting the device first.

Spreading in: Norton AntiVirus 2004 Professional.sis