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Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Fota is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a nasty variant of the Adups family of Android malware and PUPs.

Type and source of infection

Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Fota is a pre-installed system app. Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Fota can potentially auto install malware like Android/Trojan.Guerrilla, and Android/Trojan.HiddenAds.


Since Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Fota is a pre-installed app on some phones it’s important to inform yourself before buying/leasing a new phone.


Android/PUP.Riskware.Autoins.Fota cannot be uninstalled through the device’s information page, only disabled.  However some variants of Adups can’t even be disabled. Not even a mobile scanner can remove or disable it. Advanced users can refer to the removal guide for Adups we created and posted on our forums.