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Category: Malware

Type: Trojan

Platform: SymbOS

Aliases: Trojan:SymbOS/LaunchOut.A


LaunchOut.A is a trojan that downloads new software and monitors SMS messages on a compromised device.


F-Secure's Mobile Security product blocks installation of this program with default settings.

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Technical Details

LaunchOut.A hides itself and avoids appearing on the device's user interface to keep its presence unnoticed. Its activities, which are carried silently in the background, include:

  • Downloading and installing new software
  • Monitoring and sending out SMS messages