Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB

Short bio

Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a potentially unwanted program that claims to be the popular application WhatsApp.

Symptoms

Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB is not affiliated with the legitimate WhatsApp program. The PUP is capable of downloading third party features or programs without users’ knowledge and can potentially expose WhatsApp user login credentials if entered.

WTAspin pretends to be whatsapp

Type and source of infection

This app can be found in third party app stores as well as in various forums posts.

Protection

Malwarebytes for Android protects against Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB.

Remediation

These apps can be uninstalled using the mobile devices uninstall functionality, but these apps can be made available under another name. That is where Malwarebytes for Android can help you, by identifying these apps and removing them for you.

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