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Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2015-10-29

Virus description added:


Malicious program for Android mobile devices. Cybercriminals incorporated it into a player application, which does not initially pose any threat. The Trojan version of the player was named as AnonyPlayer.

Once launched Android.Spy.510 sends the following information to the command and control server:

  • Login and password to the Google Play user account;
  • Mobile device model;
  • SDK version of the operation system;
  • Availability of root access on the device.

Then it attempts to install an additional hidden program package that is, in fact, Adware.AnonyPlayer.1.origin advertising module. To do that, the Trojan displays the text message on the screen offering a user to install AnonyService application, supposedly in order to assure the user`s anonymity:


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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