Thursday, 4 August 2011

Remove Android.Hippo (Uninstall Guide)

Android.Hippo is a Trojan horse that disguises itself as popular game software and it has been seen on Android app marketplaces in China and fake app stores. It is also found with repackaged versions of popular applications. Android.Hippo is a typical trojan that sends SMS messages to premium-rate phone numbers. It can also delete incoming SMS messages from numbers that begin with certain digits, for example 10. So, if you've got a huge phone bill, it might be that your Android device is infected by a Trojan horse that sends SMS messages to premium-rate phone numbers. If you think that your mobile phone is infected, please run a full system scan with legitimate mobile security software and remove any suspicious apps from your device. Good luck and be safe online!

This trojan is also known as ANDROIDOS_HIPPOSMS.A.

Android.Hippo 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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