A Trojan for Android mobile devices. It is distributed under the guise of popular harmless applications. Was first detected on Google Play.
When launched, Android.FakeApp.174 loads a website specified in its settings in Google Chrome. The websites may vary depending on the trojan modification. For example:
After that, the user is redirected to several other websites that prompt them to permit notifications. If the user agrees, they subscribe to notifications from these websites. As a result, dozens of spam notifications start to come in, even when the browser is closed.
These messages are displayed on the device notification panel and may be mistaken for system messages. They may look like notifications from social media, dating websites, news agencies, and other well-known online services. When tapped, the notification redirects you to one of the websites with paid advertising. Many of these resources are fraudulent.