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Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2016-12-13

Virus description added:


  • ce16930d3524bdf874c120c803d87548aced3fc7

Android.Sprovider.12.origin is a program module that contains the main payload of Android.Sprovider.7.

Android.Sprovider.12.origin is encrypted with the DES algorithm and is located in the program resources of Android.Sprovider.7. Once launched, the Trojan checks whether the this component is active. If it is not, the component is retrieved from the Trojan’s body and run.

Once the module Android.Sprovider.12.origin takes over control, it can execute the following functions:

  • Download an APK file and try to install it by obtaining user confirmation;
  • Run an installed application;
  • Open the specified link in a browser;
  • Make a phone call on a specific number by using a standard system application;
  • Run a standard system phone application in which a specific number is already dialed;
  • Show advertisement on top of all applications;
  • Display advertisements in the status bar;
  • Create a shortcut on the home screen;
  • Update itself.

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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