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DroidDream.A collects data from a compromised device, and forwards the data to a remote server.


Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will ask if you want to uninstall the file, move it to the quarantine or keep it installed on your device.

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 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

DroidDream.A managed to make its way into the official Android Market in early March 2011, before being removed. It uses two known exploits, 'exploid' and 'rageagainstthecage,' to gain root privilege on an Android device.

The Trojan then obtains the folowing information from the device, and forwards them to a remote server:

  • IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number
  • IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) number
  • Language
  • Country
  • Device model
  • SDK version

DroidDream.A other activities include:

  • Downloading and installing applications onto the compromised device
  • Keeping track of downloaded applications
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