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Trojan:SymbOS/Pbstealer.A, SymbOS/Pbstealer.A


Trojan:SymbOS/Pbstealer.A forwards contact information from the infected device to the first Bluetooth-accessible device it finds.


F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus is capable to detecting and deleting the Pbstealer.A trojan. But Pbstealer.A can be simply removed by uninstalling it with Symbian application manager.

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Technical Details

Trojan:SymbOS/Pbstealer.A is a trojan application that runs under Symbian Series 60 platform.

Pbstealer.A pretends to be utility software that compacts the phone contacts database. Instead of compacting information however, Pbstealer.A reads the contact information database and sends the contents as a text file to first Bluetooth-accessible device it finds.

While Pbstealer.A uses Bluetooth for sending phone book data, this data is pure text and cannot infect the receiving device. In order to be infected, the user must download and install the SIS installation package that contains Pbstealer.A.

For more information, see Trojan:SymbOS/Pbstealer.E.

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