Android/Adware.HiddenAds.PPMA

Short bio

Android/Adware.HiddenAds.PPMA is Malwarebytes detection name for a specific adware that targets android devices.

Symptoms

Full screen advertisements will be displayed outside of the app and it's difficult for the end user to identify which app is displaying them. 

Type and source of infection

The HiddenAds part of the detection name means that the advertising functionality is hidden and the user is not made aware of the ads during the installation.

This app was available on the Google Play Store. 

Protection

Malwarebytes for Android protects against Android/ Trojan.HiddenAds.PPMA

Remediation

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

Traces/IOCs

  • Package name: com.document.pdf.viewer
  • App Name: PDF reader - documents viewer
  • Developer: Fairy games
  • MD5: CDA77D85D5B733C89F53254F11F3F372

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