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Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2016-08-06

Virus description added:


  • bcda51ede8c3f422f2a0543ff7ccb55bd593b6ff

A Trojan for Android discovered in firmwares of several smartphones. It is designed to covertly download and install applications and can also perform other malicious actions.

Android.Sprovider.7 monitors the system event android.intent.action.USER_PRESENT and starts operating once a user unlock the home screen. Then the Trojan checks whether the module Android.Sprovider.12.origin is active. The module is encrypted and stored in resources of the main malware program. If the module does not work, Android.Sprovider.7 retrieves it from its body and runs the module. This component contains the main payload of the Trojan.

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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