The Malware HummingBad
has affected 10Million Android devices. This malware makes for its creator around $300,000 (£232,000) Monthly.
HummingBad is a rootkit which installs itself deep inside a phone’s operating system to avoid detection and gives its creators complete control over the handset.
Immediately it makes it way to your device, HummingBad installs apps on your device and spies on your browsing habits.
It also generates fake clicks for online advertsYingmob uses HummingBad to control 10 million devices globally and generate $300,000 per month in fraudulent ad revenue. How to Know Your Device Is Infected.
The moment your Android phone starts displaying unusual advertisements, or you start running out of data unnecessary on your mobile plan, then your device might be infected.
Signs include receiving unexpected “system update” notifications, prompts to install a new app, or finding apps on your phone that you didn’t put there, and your battery that drains more rapidly than normal.
You can also download Avast anti virus, Lookout Security Sofware, 360 Security software and it will detect the Malware.How to Get Rid Of HummingBad
Unfortunately it cannot be removed for now we at Afriwap discovered that the only way to remove this Malware is by doing a hard factory reset
>> Create a backup of the data and content on your phone or tablet.
>> On your infected phone or tablet, tap on Settings
> Backup and reset
> Factory Data Reset
. The location of Backup and reset will differ on various Android phones and tablets, but it will be relatively easy to find.
>> Tap Reset phone
or Reset device
. Your device will reboot in Recovery mode and will start wiping your infected phone or tablet.
>> Once your phone or tablet reboots you can start the setup of your HummingBad-free