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Android.NoWay.1

Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2011-05-26

Virus description added:

A Trojan for Android devices. The malware is incorporated into a religious application. Once launched, it checks the system date and, if it is the 21st of May, 2011, sends text messages to all numbers from the user’s contact list informing victims about the upcoming doomsday that is due to happen on this day. If the current date is May 22, 2011, Android.NoWay.1 sends out messages telling that the doomsday has not come. To compose such messages, the Trojan uses a special template.

If the current date is neither the 21st of May nor it is the 22nd of May, 2011, Android.NoWay.1 can send other messages to its victims.

Curing recommendations


Android

  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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