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SymbOS/RommWar.D is a malicious SIS trojan that installs a malfunctioning system component that can cause different behaviours depending on the ROM software version in the device. Different effects witnessed range from the freezing of the device requiring a restart, to disabling the power button on the device, or in some cases no apparent effect on device at all.


Based on the effect caused by SymbOS/RommWar.D, removal of the malfunctioning components might be possible by going to the application manager and uninstalling the SIS file in which SymbOS/RommWar.D arrived.

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:

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    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

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    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Technical Details

Installation to System

SymbOS/RommWar.D installs a malfunctioning system binary into the C: drive of the phone and a bootstrap component that executes the malfunctioning system binary. This is followed by different effects depending on the version of the ROM software on the device. Effects witnessed vary from the freezing of the device, to disabling of the power button, or sometimes no apparent effect at all.

SymbOS/RommWar.D also installs a trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile for S60 on the phone.


Installs a corrupted system binary and a bootstrap component.

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