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Apr 16, 2012

Risk Level 2: Low

Android.Dougalek is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals information from the compromised device. The threat is typically disguised to display a video.

The threat Android.Dougalek was discovered by Symantec Security Response Threat Severity Assessment on April 14, 2012 and was classified as Trojan.

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on April 14, 2012 revision 016. It should be noted that users with the older versions of Norton Internet Security are limited to Daily LiveUpdate definitions. For more information, go to the page where the are described virus definitions available for Norton products.

Android.Dougalek Threat Assessment
Wild LevelMedium
Number of Infections1000+
Number of Sites0 - 2
Geographical DistributionLow
Threat ContainmentEasy
Damage LevelMedium
Distribution LevelLow

According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of Android.Dougalek is now categorized as «Low» — threat type characterized either as low or moderate wild threat (but reasonably harmless and containable) or non-wild threat characterized by an unusual damage or spread routine, or perhaps by some feature of the virus that makes headlines in the news. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

More information about Android.Dougalek, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions:

It is also recommended to read the article Network security threats, where you can find a brief description and explanation of the most dangerous security threats plus a few simple tips on how to protect your personal computer from them.

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