Boxer refers to a family of malware that pretends to be an installer or application downloader program, but actually sends premium-rate SMS messages without the users' acknowledgement.

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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.

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    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

Boxer is a family of malware that reaps profit through SMS-sending activities. It pretends to be a legitimate installer or application downloader program, but once installed, it will silently sends out SMS messages in the background. Charges associated with its SMS sending activities are billed to the users' account.


  • Trojan:Android/Boxer.C
  • Riskware:Android/Boxer.D
  • Trojan:Android/Boxer.F
  • Trojan:Android/Boxer.G
  • Trojan:Android/Boxer.H