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New Symbian OS Trojan Found

Viruswarning_2Yet another new Trojan, which has been dubbed MGDropper (also being called METAL Gear.a by some) , has been found for Series60 phones. The virus, which is disguised as a Series60 version of the game Metal Gear Solid, is particularly nasty as it disables anti-virus software before it starts to infect your mobile and those around you.

The way the Trojan works is that when the METAL Gear.sis file is installed on the mobile, the virus disables specified anti-virus software on the phone, as well as all file explorers and various other applications. It then installs Cabir.G, a variant of the Skulls Trojan. Once Cabir.G has infected the phone, it uses Bluetooth to look for other phones to infect. When a suitable phone is found, the virus sends it a file called SEXXXY.sis. If the target user accepts the file, the virus will disable the "select" button on that mobile.

So far no anti-virus company has issued removal instructions for this new Trojan but Symworks have released a new version of their Series60 Anti-virus Software that can deal with this new problem. F-Secure have also posted some information about new malware that has been circulating recently. They list Skulls.C, Cabir.F and Cabir.G as the latest threats discovered this Tuesday alone. They also said that MGDropper can't disable their Anti-Virus Program (unlike others) and shouldn't be a problem for users who have F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus Installed.

December 23, 2004 by Tarek Abu-Esber | Permalink


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This article is very effective and helpful for this virus problem.
Even I have seen some mobile hanging problem ,so now I got,that the problem is might be due to this virus.

But I ll suggest that ,this article should print in news paper , so that a comman man or non-technical person can get this information and aware about this.
Its really necessary.

Thank you.

Posted by: Amit Bajaj | 15 Mar 2005 08:35:46


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Posted by: Admin | 18 Apr 2008 03:40:29

Nice article.


Posted by: Jacob | 18 Jan 2009 07:25:58

pl. send virus to mobile hang

Posted by: prakash | 8 Jun 2009 13:25:00

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