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The company AVG, analyzing the spread of computer viruses and creating applications to remove them, announced that it has discovered very “interesting Trojan”. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that work even when the smartphone is off.

Actually appear above description of the virus is not quite accurate, as the mobile device infected with Android / PowerOffHijack.A, actually is deprived of power. In fact, the virus takes control over smartphone or tablet and simulate exclusion waning backlight display, connection and other unnecessary for him modules. Microphone and camera may remain included absolutely imperceptible for the owner of the infected device, making photographs, shooting video or audio recording.

So far, the majority of those infected by Android / PowerOffHijack.A devices are detected in China. Malicious code is distributed there by infected apps downloaded from small app stores to programs amid widespread absence of Play Store in China are quite common.

Fortunately, for work described functions of the virus, the phone must have root access provided. AVG already included treatment for this virus in their new version of their antivirus program, but experts from the company still call for consumers who do not want to be subjected to a voyeuristic attacks at night simply to remove the battery from your phone.

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