This tool is specifically designed to remove the SMSZombie Trojan. When activated, this tool will scan the apps on your device to find the Trojan. If detected it will remove it. The SMSZombie Trojan is particularly hard to remove and can control SMS messages including those used for payment services.
SMSZombie Cleaner is not a replacement for a security app such as Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition. It is a fast response application provided to help users immediately remove this new Trojan application.
The SMSZombie Trojan usually comes as part of Android wallpapers, it hides itself in the phone and takes control of a device’s SMS functionality. It can send, forward, and delete SMS messages. In particular it targets China Mobile subscribers.
Trend Micro has been leading the way in virus detection and removal for over 20 years, we are committed to protecting users on Android devices as new threats emerge.
What makes this Trojan more troubling for users is the fact that this malware is difficult to uninstall.
Using Android’s own uninstall function simply redirects the user to their home screen, without an opportunity to select the app to be uninstalled. Even if a third-party app is used in an attempt to uninstall the Trojan, it can’t be removed because it’s still active as a device administrator. If the user pushes through with the attempt to deactivate it as an administrator, the Trojan will say that deactivating it will cause system errors. If the user deactivates it, the Trojan will keep prompting the user to reactivate it again.
Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition can detect the SMSZombie Trojan however this tool is required to delete it.
Here are the steps you need to perform to manually uninstall this malware:
1. First of all, uninstall the wrapper wallpaper app.
2. Use a third-party app to terminate android.phone.com.
3. Deactivate the Trojan from being a device administrator. Ignore any warnings by pressing the home button.
4. Terminate android.phone.com again.
5. Uninstall the Trojan normally.
Alternatively, just install SMSZombie Cleaner from Trend Micro
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