Trojan:Android/FakeFlash.C

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPETrojan
PLATFORMAndroid

Summary

Trojan:Android/FakeFlash.C attempts to charges a fee for 'downloading and installing' the free Adobe Flash Player.

Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

Trojan:Android/FakeFlash.C is a scam application distributed under the name 'Install Flash Player 11' that charges money for downloading and installing the Adobe Flash Player.

Trojan:Android/FakeFlash.C requesting payment

However, when run the app simply opens web page asking for a Paypal payment. Note: the actual Adobe Flash Player remains freely available from the Adobe site.

Trojan:Android/FakeFlash.C was periodically available on the Google Play store, but has since been removed.

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