Sunday, 19 September 2010

How to remove AndroidOS.FakePlayer (Uninstall Guide)

AndroidOS.FakePlayer is a Trojan Horse that masquerades as a movie player and attempts to send premium-rate SMS messages to specific numbers without the user's consent. It has to be manually installed. AndroidOS.FakePlayer does not replicate and affects only mobile devices (i.e. smartphones).

Trojan:AndroidOS/Fakeplayer [F-Secure]
Trojan:AndroidOS/Fakeplayer [Microsoft]
Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer [Kaspersky]
TR/SMS.AndroidOS [Avira]
Android.SmsSend.1 [Dr.Web]
Android/FakePlayer [ESET]
Troj/Fakplay [Sophos]

AndroidOS.FakePlayer removal instructions:

1. Go to the Settings icon and select Applications.
3. Next, click Manage.
4. Select the application (i.e. and click the Uninstall button.
5. Install security software on your device to prevent such infections in the future. You may also choose mobile security software form the list below.

ESET Mobile Security
F-Secure Mobile Security
Kaspersky Mobile Security
Trend Micro Mobile Security
Avira Antivir Mobile
Dr.Web Mobile Security Suite

NOTE: Your phone manufacturer or service provider may have provided security software on your phone. Contact them to find out if they have any security solutions available.

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