A Trojan designed to download other malicious programs on Android mobile devices. The malware is disguised as a mobile application, which shows the following information about a conversation partner during a call: country, region, and mobile network operator.
Android.DownLoader.157.origin displays fake SMS and email message notifications in the status bar. Once the user taps such a notification, the Trojan downloads a special APK file from a remote server and plants another notification in the status bar. Tapping it initiates the installation process of the downloaded file.
Programs distributed in such a manner are different Trojans including downloader Trojans, backdoors, and other malicious software.