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How to Detect and Remove Android Malware?

How to Detect and Remove Android Malware?
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Pre-Installed Malware Found On 5 Million Popular Android Phones:

Security researchers have discovered a massive continuously growing malware campaign that has already infected nearly 5 million mobile devices worldwide.

According to Check Point Mobile Security Team, who uncovered this campaign, RottenSys is an advanced piece of malware that doesn’t provide any secure Wi-Fi related service but takes almost all sensitive Android permissions to enable its malicious activities.

To evade detection, the fake System Wi-Fi service app comes initially with no malicious component and doesn’t immediately start any malicious activity.

Instead, RottenSys has been designed to communicate with its command-and-control servers to get the list of required components, which contain the actual malicious code.

RottenSys then downloads and installs each of them accordingly, using the “DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION” permission that does not require any user interaction.

Last year, the firm found smartphone belonging to Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Asus, Nexus, Oppo, and Lenovo, infected with two pieces of pre-installed malware (Loki Trojan and SLocker mobile ransomware) designed to spy on users.

How to Detect and Remove Android Malware?

To check if your device is being infected with this malware, go to Android system settings→ App Manager, and then look for the following possible malware package names:

  • com.android.yellowcalendarz (每日黄历)
  • com.changmi.launcher (畅米桌面)
  • com.android.services.securewifi (系统WIFI服务)
  • com.system.service.zdsgt

If any of above is in the list of your installed apps, simply uninstall it.

 

curtsey: thehackernews

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