According to the results of November 2019, Dr.Web analysts prepared a traditional monthly virus survey and compiled a rating of the most common malicious programs. According to statistics collected by Dr.Web, every fifth Android application is vulnerable, that is, it has a security hole. These vulnerabilities are used by cybercriminals to inject viruses.
Updated modifications of the Trojan virus Android Joker were found on Google Play – they connected paid mobile services without the knowledge of users. Trojans Android. HiddenAds were again spreading, the installation of which leads to the appearance of advertising notifications that interfere with the viewing of content. In addition, experts have identified another version Android Backdoor.735.origin is one of the most dangerous viruses that combines the functions of Trojans, keyloggers and remote administration utilities.
Topping the list of the most widespread viruses Android. Backdoor.682.origin. It is a Trojan virus that executes the commands of cybercriminals. The program starts automatically and runs quietly in the background. The virus gets access to SMS correspondence, call log, contacts from the phone book.
Viruses of the Android. DownLoader family download and install other malicious programs on your device. They are distributed both as independent APK packages and as part of modified applications.
A Trojan that performs a variety of malicious actions. Its main function is to silently send and intercept messages. The program is able to change the text of the SMS and the recipient's number. Even after deletion, the virus is able to recover itself from the device's RAM.
Another Trojan virus, under the influence of which the device will show annoying ads to the user.
Malicious software that downloads and runs arbitrary code. The infected device will execute any command of the attackers.
Cybercriminals advertised viral apps on online platforms with large audiences, such as WhatsApp and YouTube. Under the guise of photo and video editing programs, it was proposed to install viral applications. Dr.Web specialists remind you that programs can be installed only from trusted and well-known developers, and before downloading, study reviews of other users.