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March 31, 2016
The past month showed that virus makers have become more active in their attempts to compromise Apple computers. At the beginning of March, Doctor Web security researchers registered new adware Trojans for OS X, and later, they found a new technique to decrypt files stored on Mac computers infected by a ransomware Trojan named Mac.Trojan.KeRanger.2. Besides, our specialists found a new malware program for Android that attackers incorporated either into some popular apps or into firmware of Android mobile devices.
March began with Doctor Web detecting a family of adware Trojans for OS X. The first component that arrives on a Mac computer is Mac.Trojan.VSearch.2. At that, it masquerades as a benign application—for example, Nice Player.
For more information about these Trojans and their technical details, refer to the article.
In February 2016, numerous mass media announced the emergence of the first ransomware Trojan for OS X that Dr.Web detects as Mac.Trojan.KeRanger.2. However, in March, our security researchers found how files affected by this Trojan could be decrypted. To read more about the Trojan, and learn what actions should be taken if your computer is infected by this malware, refer to the news article.
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During March 2016, Doctor Web added 458,013 URLs into the Dr.Web database of non-recommended sites.
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The first spring month was marked by the appearance of a new adware Trojan for Android. This malicious program was detected in some popular applications and on several dozens of Android firmwares. Its primary function is to display annoying advertisements. However, it can also download, install and run various software, and transmit confidential information to the server. Later in March, more than 100 Google Play apps were found to contain an advertising spyware. Moreover, Doctor Web specialists carried out the examination of dangerous Trojans able to inject themselves into Android system process and processes of running applications.
Among the most noticeable March events related to mobile malware, we can mention
Find out more about malicious and unwanted programs for mobile devices in our special overview.