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Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2018-02-08

Virus description added:

SHA1: 01ac95ebeafc6cda9d385dcf775b81de5a2326f6

The component of the Android.CoinMine.15 worm designed to mine the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency on an infected Android device. The Trojan is implemented as the script, which contains functions for installation to the autorun of a malicious program.

It deletes other malicious files:

clear_badguys() {
  rm -rf $CUR_PATH/1.bin
  rm -rf $CUR_PATH/7.bin
  rm -rf $CUR_PATH/ak.bin
  rm -rf $CUR_PATH/ip.dat
  rm -rf $CUR_PATH/Test.apk
  pm uninstall com.example.test

It then remounts the “/”, “/data”, “/system” folders with read/write permissions. Following this, it modifies the files with its own scripts:


The Trojan saves the original file adding the prefix “_real” to the file name for all the files except for The script then installs and launches droidbot.apk, after which it clears the temporary folder. The script launched from the /system/bin/ folder tracks the status of the droidbot process and runs it in case it is not running. It also installs malicious apk again if the application was uninstalled.

News about the Trojan

Curing recommendations


  1. If the mobile device is operating normally, download and install Dr.Web for Android Light. Run a full system scan and follow recommendations to neutralize the detected threats.
  2. If the mobile device has been locked by Android.Locker ransomware (the message on the screen tells you that you have broken some law or demands a set ransom amount; or you will see some other announcement that prevents you from using the handheld normally), do the following:
    • Load your smartphone or tablet in the safe mode (depending on the operating system version and specifications of the particular mobile device involved, this procedure can be performed in various ways; seek clarification from the user guide that was shipped with the device, or contact its manufacturer);
    • Once you have activated safe mode, install the Dr.Web для Android Light onto the infected handheld and run a full scan of the system; follow the steps recommended for neutralizing the threats that have been detected;
    • Switch off your device and turn it on as normal.

Find out more about Dr.Web for Android