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Adware.WalkFree.1.origin

Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2015-11-24

Virus description added:

SHA1:

  • 4c4ea5c2ae605bd714771868011b5b9e57e907b7

A module for Android incorporated into various software and intended to display advertisements. It is associated with Android.WalkFree.2.origin that is stored in the resource directory of the application containing Adware.WalkFree.1.origin.

At the first launch of the infected application, the key_sp_push_sdk.xml file is created in SharedPref. The file records time of the last displayed ad in order to avoid too frequent advertising.

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8' standalone='yes' ?>
<map>
<long name="key_push_msg_last_pull" value="1461146422720" />
<boolean name="is_first_request" value="false" />
<int name="last_ver_int" value="10" />
<string name="fail_packname"></string>
<string name="key_time_duration">2016-04-20_14_18</string>
<boolean name="is_first_dex_installed" value="true" />
<boolean name="key_self_update_enable" value="true" />
<boolean name="key_is_downloading_file" value="true" />
<boolean name="key_push_msg_net_reconnect" value="false" />
</map>

When the infected application is closed, Adware.WalkFree.1.origin continues to work as the InternalPushService system service, which is then launched automatically every time the system is booted. Thus, advertisements can be delivered even if the source application is not running.

After some time, Adware.WalkFree.1.origin prompts the user to install some program. The module is currently known to advertise applications published on Google Play.

In addition, Adware.WalkFree.1.origin can advertise software being able to open the relevant sections by itself.

Curing recommendations

  1. If the operating system (OS) can be loaded (either normally or in safe mode), download Dr.Web Security Space and run a full scan of your computer and removable media you use. More about Dr.Web Security Space.
  2. If you cannot boot the OS, change the BIOS settings to boot your system from a CD or USB drive. Download the image of the emergency system repair disk Dr.Web® LiveDisk , mount it on a USB drive or burn it to a CD/DVD. After booting up with this media, run a full scan and cure all the detected threats.
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  1. If the mobile device is operating normally, download and install Dr.Web for Android. 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 for Android 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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