A trojan software designed to work on Android devices. Its main functionality is to covertly download and run other applications without user notice and consent.
Android.Mixi.36.origin can be located in the system partition of the Android operating system where it is installed by other malware or implanted by cyber criminal groups during the device manufacturing process. For example, one of the samples was found in the /system/priv-app/xzsdk.apk.
To covertly run the downloaded apps, the trojan calls the com.newcomb.ap.plink.GoPathMgr class and uses the Tool.SilentInstaller.7.origin tool that creates a virtual environment. In this environment, the applications can be launched without their installation and user notice.
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.
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;