Android/PUP.Riskware.Armor

Short bio

Android/PUP.Riskware.Armor is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a fake Anti-Virus for Android called Android’s Antivirus.

Symptoms

Users will notice screens similar to this one on the affected device:

Androids Antivirus

Androids Antivirus

Type and source of infection

PUP.Riskware.Armor was promoted by fake online scanners prompting the users to install the app.

PUP.Riskware.Armor prompt

prompt for PUP.Riskware.Armor

Aftermath

Fake AV’s can give the users a false sense of security which may end up causing more serious problems.

Protection

Malwarebytes for Android protects against Android/PUP.Riskware.Armor.

 

 block Android PUP.Riskware.Armor

Malwarebytes blocks Android PUP.Riskware.Armor

Remediation

Because of the elevated permissions needed manual removal is not easy. That is where Malwarebytes for Android can help by identifying this app and removing it.

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