'Android.Fakeyouwon' Malware

'Android.Fakeyouwon' Malware Description

MobonoGram 2019, an Android-based application branded as an enhanced offshoot of the popular Telegram messaging application is, in fact, a threatening piece of software listed on the official Google Play Store recently. Presumably packing more features than its famous counterpart, MobonoGram 2019 is a classic messaging application. Besides getting people in contact, however, MobonoGram 2019 has now been found to perform certain tasks without having obtained the Android user’s carte blanche first. Such tasks range from running background services to churning out one malvertisement after another.

MobonoGram 2019 aroused suspicion after its developers made the application available in countries which do not provide a market niche for Telegram typically. What is more, MoboniGram 2019 even showed up on Google Play in the Russian Federation and Iran – countries, which have prohibited the use of Telegram on their corresponding territories. Since MobonoGram 2019 draws on Telegram’s source-code almost entirely, its unusual geographic distribution raised alarm, prompting a closer examination of the application. The latter bore fruit because it revealed that MobonoGram 2019 did contain portions of embedded corrupted code. The code, in return, configured a broadcast receiver that communicated with an external C&C server whenever the Android users switched on their devices, installed a new application, or updated existing applications. This communication spread the so-called ‘Android.Fakeyouwon” malware reportedly. Security researchers believe this malware might have reached as many as 100,000 Android devices for that was the number of downloads before Google’s security team took MobonoGram 2019 off the Play Store.

How Can You Detect Malware?

Download SpyHunter's Detection Scanner
to Detect Malware.
* SpyHunter's scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read more on SpyHunter. If you no longer wish to have SpyHunter installed on your computer, follow these steps to uninstall SpyHunter.

Site Disclaimer

Enigmasoftware.com is not associated, affiliated, sponsored or owned by the malware creators or distributors mentioned on this article. This article should NOT be mistaken or confused in being associated in any way with the promotion or endorsement of malware. Our intent is to provide information that will educate computer users on how to detect, and ultimately remove, malware from their PC with the help of SpyHunter and/or manual removal instructions provided on this article.

This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.

Leave a Reply

Please DO NOT use this comment system for support or billing questions. For SpyHunter technical support requests, please contact our technical support team directly by opening a customer support ticket via your SpyHunter. For billing issues, please refer to our "Billing Questions or Problems?" page. For general inquiries (complaints, legal, press, marketing, copyright), visit our "Inquiries and Feedback" page.