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Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2018-08-31

Virus description added:


  • 61b9fba3afe6d5e7fc6d147605b8a9feb88b2080
  • 73c9a813300c1a284b3b8919ea00c3327445eaf0

A Trojan for Android mobile devices written in Kotlin. Android.Click.248.origin can be distributed via Google Play under the guise of well-known applications, including, Viber, Avito, Alisa, Youla, etc.

Once launched, Android.Click.248.origin checks the IP address of the infected device. Depending on a user’s location, the Trojan receives an assignment to load specific websites. On these websites, potential victims are prompted to enter the phone number necessary to receive a prize (for example, a new smartphone) or to download some applications. After entering the number, the user receives a confirmation code supposedly required to complete the application downloading process or to receive the prize. In reality, however, this code is required to confirm a subscription to a chargeable service.

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If an infected device uses a mobile network to connect to the Internet, an Android device owner is subscribed to a premium service automatically after the phone number has been entered on the fraudulent website.

Cybercriminals control the Trojan via the Firebase cloud service.

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.

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