Virus Profile: Android/FakeApp

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 2/6/2017
Date Added: 2/6/2017
Origin: N/A
Length: N/A
Type: Malware
Subtype: PDA Device
DAT Required: N/A
Removal Instructions


Android/FakeApp is malware that pretends to be a legitimate application.

Indication of Infection

Methods of Infection


Virus Characteristics

Android/FakeApp pretends to be a legitimate application abusing the application name and icon. It cheats and prompts the user to install it.

In most cases, Android/FakeApp executes unrelated malicious behavior deviating from the function assumed by the user as the payload of the application.

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