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Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of banking Trojans and their droppers that target Android devices.

Type and source of infection

Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot is a large family of banking Trojans that is actively being developed and quickly adapts to new circumstances. Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot is and Android banking Trojan that allows attackers to steal sensitive banking information such as user credentials, personal information, current balance, and even to perform gestures on the infected device.

Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot is usually installed by tricking users into sideloading an app under false pretences, but it can also get installed on a device by dropper Trojans.


Malwarebytes for Android protects against Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot.


These apps can be uninstalled using the mobile devices uninstall functionality, but these apps can be made available under many names. That is where Malwarebytes for Android can help you, by identifying these apps and removing them.

Associated threats

  • Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot.itxc
  • Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot.BWR
  • Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot.alfn
  • Android/Trojan.Bank.SharkBot.umcrc
  • Android/Trojan.BankBot.SHRK