Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Remove Android.Ggtracker (Uninstall Guide)

Android.Ggtracker is a Trojan horse for Android devices that may send SMS messages to premium-rate numbers without your knowledge and consent. It is distributed through the use of malicious webpages that usually imitate the Android Market website. The malicious website may trick you into installing some sort of battery saving application, e.g., t4t.pwower.management or even a porn app packaged as com.space.sexypic. Android.Ggtracker is available for download from alternate Android markets too. It targets users in the United States. The Trojan sends your phone number to predefined location and completes the sign-up procedure to SMS subscription services automatically in the background. It also intercepts SMS messages from certain numbers. Android.Ggtracker may gather certain information about your Android device and send it to predefined location.

The Trojan may collect the following information:
  • Device phone number
  • Version of the Android operating system
  • Name of the network operator
  • Sender and body of intercepted SMS messages
  • Sender and body of SMS messages in the Inbox
If you have recently installed applications that were packed as t4t.pwower.management and com.space.sexypic or you suspect that your Android device is infected by this Trojan, please follow the removal instructions below. Good luck and be safe online!

Android.Ggtracker manual removal guide:

1. Open the Google Android Menu.
2. Go to the Settings icon and select Applications.
3. Next, click Manage.
4. Select the application and click the Uninstall button.

Additionally, you should scan your device with mobile antivirus software. All major antivirus software vendors offer Mobile Security products.
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