Published Nov 18, 2013 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:AndroidOS/ZergRush

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: SuperOneClick Android phone rooter (other) SuperOneClick Kindle Fire rooter (other)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This tool uses a vulnerability in Android devices to "root" or hack the device.

This is usually done by someone using the device who wants to get around limitations set by the device's manufacturer or carrier (for example, a phone carrier may limit updates on the device).

The following versions of Android operating systems are vulnerable:

  • Android OS 2.2.x through to and including 2.2.2 (Froyo
  • Android OS 2.3.x through to and including 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)

Some apps that are known to use this hacktool include:

  • SuperOneClick Android phone rooter
  • SuperOneClick Kindle Fire rooter

We recommend you don't use hacktools as they can be associated with malware or unwanted software.

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

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You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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