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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.

Android.Locker in virus library:

A family of ransomware Trojans for Android.

Different modifications of these malicious programs can lock the device displaying a warning about some violation of law. To unlock the device, the user has to pay a ransom. If the user attempts to close the warning message or to exit to main menu, the message reappears preventing the user from operating the device in a usual way.

More dangerous modifications of Android.Locker run a search for user files stored on an SD card (for example, graphics files with .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif extensions, text files with .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt extensions, video files with avi, .mkv, .3gp extensions) and encrypt them. Then Trojans demand a ransom to unlock these files.

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If you have encountered the first modification of these Trojans, it is recommended to reboot the device in safe mode (see User Manual) and to remove the malware manually or using Dr.Web for Android.

Android.Locker in virus library:

Android.Locker.12460
Android.Locker.12461
Android.Locker.12462
Android.Locker.12463
Android.Locker.12464
Android.Locker.12465
Android.Locker.12466
Android.Locker.12467
Android.Locker.12468
Android.Locker.12469
Android.Locker.12470
Android.Locker.12471
Android.Locker.12472
Android.Locker.12473
Android.Locker.12474
Android.Locker.12475
Android.Locker.12476
Android.Locker.12477
Android.Locker.12478
Android.Locker.12479
Android.Locker.12480
Android.Locker.12481
Android.Locker.12482
Android.Locker.12483
Android.Locker.12484
Android.Locker.12485
Android.Locker.12486
Android.Locker.12487
Android.Locker.12488
Android.Locker.12489
Android.Locker.12490
Android.Locker.12491
Android.Locker.12492
Android.Locker.12493
Android.Locker.12494
Android.Locker.12495
Android.Locker.12496
Android.Locker.12497
Android.Locker.12498
Android.Locker.12499
Android.Locker.12500
Android.Locker.12501
Android.Locker.12502
Android.Locker.12503
Android.Locker.12504
Android.Locker.12505
Android.Locker.12506
Android.Locker.12507
Android.Locker.12508
Android.Locker.12509

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Vulnerabilities for Android

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.

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