Trojan:Android/Mseg

Classification

Malware

Trojan

Android

Trojan:Android/Mseg

Summary

Trojan:Android/Mseg silently sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers. It also collects data from the device and forwards it to a remote server.

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.

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

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 detection database 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.

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Technical Details

Once installed, Trojan:Android/Mseg will collect the following information from the device:

  • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number
  • Telephone number
  • Contacts details

These details are silently forwarded to a remote server.

In addition, the app silently sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers.