Android/Guerrilla.AG.Gen

Name: Android/Guerrilla.AG.Gen

Date Discovered: November 17th, 2017

Type: Malware

Impact: Medium

Reported Infections: Medium

Operating System: Android

Amount of PCs Infected: 25,000

 

Virus Detected on PCProtect?: YES

 

How it affects the user: This virus will affect the user by infecting their device through a malicious app such as a battery optimizer with a hidden malware built in that will then have the power to shut the device down, steal banking credentials and other personal information.

 

Resolution: Download and run PCProtect.

 

Summary of how to remove Virus:

  • Run a system scan on PCProtect.
  • Enable real-time protection
  • Delete all files that flag as a threat
  • Delete all quarantined items
  • Continue to close the browser that you used when the virus showed via task manager.
  • Do not restore tabs when you reopen browser


 

More Info:

This virus affects the Android operating system and infects the device by the user visiting an infected website Typically, Android malware attempts to steal personal or account information, gain access to device functions via backdoors, send text messages or dial premium numbers, and lock or encrypt the device so the user has to pay to unlock the device. This was first discovered on the 17th of November 2017.