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An analysis of the technologies used by cybercriminals allows us to draw conclusions about the virus industry’s possible vectors of development and more effectively confront future threats. You, too, can learn what actions various malicious programs take in infected systems and how to withstand them.
A family of Android Trojans designed to display annoying ads. Other Trojans download and install these malicious programs on mobile devices under the guise of popular apps and system software. They can also be installed in the system folders of smartphones and tablets.
Once a user launches Android.HiddenAds, they delete their shortcuts from the home screen in order to hide their presence on a device. In some cases they do not create any shortcuts at all and are automatically launched by their malicious installers.
According to statistics, every fifth program for Android contains a vulnerability (or, in other words, a "loophole") that lets cybercriminals successfully introduce Trojans onto mobile devices and manipulate them into doing whatever actions they need them to.
Dr.Web Security Auditor for Android diagnoses and analyses a mobile device’s security and offers solutions to address security problems and vulnerabilities.