It is malicious software classified as spyware. Its main target is all the devices using Android OS. It carries different features with which users like cybercriminals can monitor the infected device. It infects devices in the disguise, its very clever.
Today SpyMax Android RAT free download is being distributed via fake pharmacy sites and hospital sites in the form of an app known as COVIDTZ; this is not the only one that is disguising Spymax according to Jay Ferron from ChannelProNetwork.
It collects information from all the infected devices and installed ones. It is also able to monitor some of the system’s settings and covers other applications too. Latter one gives it with the priority over other running apps as it can overlay them or change their appearance.
- It can collect data relating to your browsing activity.
- Able to detect exact locations of the device, thus monitoring the user’s movements.
- It can check and modify the contact list.
- Monitor calls have control over the control features extensively; they can read as well as manage call logs and make direct calls on various numbers.
- It uses the device’s microphone to monitor or record conversations outside of calls.
- Misuses the camera of the device to click pictures and record videos.
- It can read SMS and MMS text SMS.
- Able to locate account linked with the device and misuse them potentially.
To put the long story short; this can lead to some severe issues. If such malware has infected your system, then it is recommended to remove it.
Inspite of spyware android OS devices can also be targeted by banking malware. Anubis, Eventbot and Cerberus are a few examples of this. Such infections can affect system health and lead to some serious security issues like theft and financial matters.
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How SpyMax Works
As mentioned above today, it is being distributed through the fake website by the name COVIDTZ; this is quite a common technique of distribution whereby malware is disguised as a legitimate and popular piece of software or presented as a useful product on a webpage that is deceptive, moreover, other downloaded sources that cannot be trusted may also offer malicious content using a disguise.
- Free file hosting websites.
- Peer to peer sharing networks.
- Third-party downloaders.
Other malware proliferation modes that carry:
- Illegal activation cracking tools.
- Bogus updates.
- Spam campaigns.
Now inspite of activating the licensed products, malicious software can be download or installed through cracking tools. All the fake updaters infect your system by exploiting of all the outdated products or by installing malware other than the updates promised.
Spam campaign is a term which is used to define large scale operation during which scam mails are sent by many. Now the content of such mails is such that it tricks users into opening infected attachments or download links of the malicious software.
- It is multi-port; able to work on various ports without limiting and depending upon any specific port.
- Encode with insertion point.
- It can run more than one patch on the phone device; different patched can be executed on a single phone device.
- It can secure data that is sent and received over the network; all data is transmitted and received securely.
- It comes with the ability to control program settings; capable of full system control settings.
- Hide notifications; the best part is to hide the ones that you do not want to see on the notification bar.
- Let you change the name of the package; change to anything of your choice.
- Does not require Java in the process of building batch.
- It can monitor all the activities of the victim.
- Able to fix sudden crash problems.
- The remote microphone has been fixed.
- Comes with a program connection speed that has been improved.
- Carries interfaces that are attractive and improved.
- Accuracy of GPS positioning is improved.
How to Remove SpyMax RAT
Method #1: Deleting your browser history
- Go to the menu.
- Select history.
- Type in precise browsing data.
- Click on advanced tab.
- Chose time range and data types you want to delete.
- Click on precise data.
Method #2: Stopping any browser notifications
- Go to the menu.
- Select settings.
- Scroll down till site settings option appear, click on it,
- Go down to notifications and click it.
- Then find sites that deliver browser notifications, click on them and select clear and reset.
This shall remove permissions given for sites to deliver notifications, as you revisit them it may ask for permission again. You can choose to either provide these permissions.
Method #3: Resetting your browser settings
- Go to settings.
- Go down till you see applications, click it.
- Go down to find chrome app, select it and click on storage option.
- Click on manage storage then clear all data.
- Hit ok to confirm the action.
This shall eliminate all the data stored. All logins, passwords, non-default settings shall be deleted. You would need to re-login in all sites.
How to Stay Safe from SpyMax Infection
For this you need to keep the following things in your mind:
- It would help if you exercised caution when you browse.
- Download content from channels that are official and verified.
- Activate and update products with tools or functions that are provided by genuine developers.
- Do not use illegal activation tools and third-party updaters; these can distribute malware.
- Do not open suspicious and irrelevant emails, especially the ones that have any attachments or links. All these may result in high-risk infection.
- Carry some well-reputed anti-virus or anti-spyware software installed in your android device.
- Keep device up to date.
- Run regular scans.
- Remove all detected threats and issues.
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