WAV audio files hijacked to hide malicious code – Geeko

Insidious Android / Trojan malware. FakeAdsBlock! According to MalwareBytes researchers who spotted the intruder, the
virus would be attached to movie files
illegally uploaded to the web. Once downloaded on a smartphone, the unwanted would deploy by making believe his victims that he is there to block advertisements.

The Android / Trojan malware. FakeAdsBlock will go as far as advertising blockers, including its Ads Blocker and logo. In fact, he is the one who is responsible for the appearance of dozens of ads per minute on infected Android smartphones, on the home screen or when an application is open. An invasion that particularly harms the use of the smartphone and can also drain the battery of phones.

For now, the malware seems to have made victims in the United States, but as specified by MalwareBytes researchers, "there is evidence that the Android malware could spread in European countries such as France and the United States. Germany ".

The fake Adblocker can ask its victims to allow the installation of files from unknown sources. Under the advertisements, the victims can give in to the request, hoping that it will help them. In fact, it's the doorway to more infections.

A simple way to get rid of it

Although it tries to go unnoticed on infected smartphones, displaying a greyish logo and taking the codes of blockers of legitimate commercials, the increase of the number of advertisements which you are victim must alarm you. Remember to take a look at your apps. Indeed, it is possible to remove the fake Adblocker. Just go to the settings of your smartphone, Apps option> All applications and look for a blank line, but still displays an allocated storage space. You just have to click on it and uninstall it.

Android: a virus spreads in the form of an ad blocker
Android: a virus spreads in the form of an ad blocker – Geeko
Credit: MalwareBytes

Also check your other apps, it may be that the malware has installed other malware.