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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.Toorch is a family of dangerous Trojans for Android mobile devices. The main purpose of these Trojans is to download, install and remove applications specified by cybercriminals. However, this malware can also steal confidential information and forward it to cybercriminals. Moreover, these Trojans can demonstrate annoying advertisements on the device’s screen.
To be able to perform their main malicious activity, these programs try to get root privileges by using a program package modified by cybercriminals. If they succeed, a number of malicious components are stealthily embedded into the system directory /system/app. An express scan performed by Dr.Web anti-virus solutions for Android doesn’t include this part of the operating system. Therefore, if any Trojan of the Android.Toorch family is discovered, it is very important to run a full scan on the infected mobile device, remove the Trojan’s main file, and finish the curing process using a special utility created by Doctor Web security experts.
As a result, root privileges will be cancelled. If you had had an access to low-level administration functions (root privileges) before your Android device got infected, you may need to reassign these privileges.
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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