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New Android Malware known as Android.AVPasser.A Detected

 March 18, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

A new variation of mobile malware that affects Android based devices has been detected by the Quick Heal Labs. An innovative feature of this malware is that it detects certain mobile security applications on the device and modifies their databases in order to avoid detection. Quick Heal Detection: Android.AVPasser.A As...

Fake Android Antivirus Alert!

 February 10, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Apparently, a new malicious application is on the loose that poses as an antivirus software for Android devices. In this post, we give you a quick brief about what this malware is all about. Quick Heal has detected this Android malware as Android.Agent.BU. Before installation, the application asks the user...

Protect your Android with Quick Heal Total Security

 November 13, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

If our readers can recall, then in an earlier post we presented a report on the top 20 Android malware. In this post, we tell you how Quick Heal can help protect your Android devices from the ever-growing malware threat. Android malware growth since 2012 As of September 2013, the...

The Top 20 Android Malware – How they work

 October 17, 2013

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

In our earlier blog post, we talked about the top 20 malware plaguing the Android platform. In this post, we will give you an insight into how each of these malware function once they gain entry into targeted devices. The Top 20 Android Malware 1. Android.FakeRun.A • Android.FakeRun.A is designed...

The Top 20 Android Malware – Quick Heal Mobile Threat Report

 October 15, 2013

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Since the time Android made its entry into the Smartphone arena, it ruffled quite a few players; even the big ones. At present time, Google Android grips a tight 51.6% of the US market share (source: www.androidcentral.com, report as of August 2013). The open source nature of Android has made...

The Android Malware that exploits Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

 September 30, 2013

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Taking about new and sophisticated Android malware, we may have a winner. A malware that uses Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) servers to send stolen information to the malware author has made its entry. When it comes to sophistication, this mobile malware is known to outrun most malware families. Part...

Mobile Security Myths – Infographic

 June 14, 2013

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

When it comes to desktop computers, people go for the best security software. But when the talk is about their mobile security, odds are, they are least bothered. Most think that their mobile devices are less vulnerable than their computers; that however, is a myth, and probably a dangerous one....