Wontok Lab Tests and Removes Android Adware Dowgin

Malware Family: Android.Dowgin

Android Dowgin is adware that incorporates an advertising package that has the capability to display unwanted ads in the notification tray.

Wontok Lab Results

We observed that Wontok SafeCentral Mobile Security’s On access and On demand engines properly detect and remediate the malware which prevents the unwanted ads/data by uninstalling/deleting this malware.

Observations

Android.Dowgin adware may display unwanted advertisements or download and execute external components in the host application, or download and request installation of new applications. It is also capable of sending details about installed applications or device details to remote locations.

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About Wontok SafeCentral Security Solutions

With operations in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Wontok brings proven remote access and endpoint security solutions to market. Wontok designed the SafeCentral solutions to be effective against advanced malware threats on the desktop and mobile devices. SafeCentral Security Solutions includes SafeDesktop, Mobile Security, and Security Suite, all of which can be delivered via partner owned platforms or via the Wontok ONE Cloud-based VAS service delivery platform.