Threat Detail

  • Malware Type: Trojan
  • Malware Sub-type: N/A
  • Protection Added: 2011-02-01
Android/FakePlayer.A is a trojan which sends SMS messages to preset numbers.
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Android/FakePlayer.A is distributed as an apk file named "RU.apk". It pretends to be a movie player.

Android/FakePlayer.A does not actually play moviesand maintains a small database to trace whether it has sent SMS messages.

If the database exists, Android/FakePlayer.A will not send SMS messages again, otherwise, it will keep trying to send SMS messages.


This malware requires that the user intentionally install it upon the device.  As always, users should never install unknown or un-trusted software.  This is especially true for illegal software, such as cracked application -- they are a favorite vector for malware infection.

  • Sends SMS messages to preset numbers.