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Parent class: TrojWare

Trojans are malicious programs that perform actions which are not authorized by the user: they delete, block, modify or copy data, and they disrupt the performance of computers or computer networks. Unlike viruses and worms, the threats that fall into this category are unable to make copies of themselves or self-replicate. Trojans are classified according to the type of action they perform on an infected computer.

Class: Trojan

A malicious program designed to electronically spy on the user’s activities (intercept keyboard input, take screenshots, capture a list of active applications, etc.). The collected information is sent to the cybercriminal by various means, including email, FTP, and HTTP (by sending data in a request).

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Platform: SymbOS

Symbian OS is an operating system developed by Symbian Ltd. for smartphones and mobile devices.


This detection is used for a range of files which are included in known modifications of Trojans in the Skuller family.

Files which are detected as Skuller.gen fall into two groups.

The first, more common group includes damaged/ corrupted applications and empty files. Skuller replaces system applications with these files, causing the victim handset to crash.

The second group includes a number of programs which are used to restart the handset. They are all an integral part of known Skuller variants. The programs may be installed by the Trojan to launch automatically; this will cause the handset to constantly be restarted.

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