Trojan:Android/Fakeplayer.A

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/Fakeplayer.A, Trojan-SMS.androidOS.fakeplayer.a

Summary

Trojan:Android/Fakeplayer.A is distributed disguised as a media player application. On installation and execution, the trojan silently sends SMS messages to Russian premium shortcode numbers.

Automatic action

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.

Manual removal

Trojan:Android/Fakeplayer can be uninstalled with the following steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Applications
  • Go to Manage Applications
  • Select "org.me.androidapplication1"
  • Press 'uninstall' and wait

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

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  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

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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

    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.

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Technical Details

The trojan's behavior may result in unexpectedly high usage charges for the user, but only if they are in the region of Russia or are able to successfully send SMS messages to the shortcode number.

Installation

On installation, the trojan displays the following warning dialogue, indicating that the application can (and is allowed to) send SMS messages:

Execution

On execution, the trojan displays Russian text which translates as:

  • "Wait, sought access to video library.."

Meanwhile in the background, the trojan silently sends SMS messages containing the text "798657" to premium Russian SMS shortcode numbers:

  • 3354
  • 3353

Other variants

  • Trojan:Android/FakePlayer.B
  • Trojan:Android/FakePlayer.C
  • Trojan:Android/FakePlayer.D