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Published Jan 29, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:AndroidOS/ZergRush.B

Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

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

It 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.

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

Get more help

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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