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Trojan:SymbOS/Fontal.A is distributed in a malicious SIS file named 'Kill Saddam By OID500.sis'. If executed, it installs a corrupted Font file onto the device, causing the device to fail at next reboot.


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Technical Details

In addition to installing the corrupted font file, Fontal.A also damages the application manager so that it cannot be uninstalled. No new applications can be installed before the phone is disinfected.

If a phone is infected with Fontal.A, it must not be rebooted as the trojan will prevent the phone from booting again.

If the phone is rebooted, it will try to boot, but will be forever stuck on phone startup and cannot be used.


When the Fontal.A SIS file is installed the installer copies files into following locations:

  • \system\apps\appmngr\
  • \system\apps\kill sadam\kill
  • \system\apps\fonts\kill sadam font.gdr

The is a non-functional file that disables the application manager; the kill is a hexedited utility that has been modified to show text reboot and has no other significant function for the trojan.

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