What is Lastacloud virus?
Lastacloud virus (also known as Android.Lastacloud) is a dangerous trojan horse, which is capable of affecting Android devices. It can be called one of viruses that belong to a group of threats called Android virus. According to computer experts, it enters people's devices after they are tricked into downloading one of these fake updates: com.whatsapp.update and com.androidbrowser.update (also known as WhatsApp Update and Browser Update). Once it does that, it starts initiating lots of dangerous activities that can easily lead people to the loss of their personal information and other problems. According to the latest findings, Lastacloud virus is capable of reading victim's contact list, accessing the list of accounts in the Accounts Service, opening network connections, writing or reading the internal and external storage, monitoring, modifying, or ending outgoing calls and initiating other dangerous activities. If you think that it might be hiding in your phone, tablet or other device, you should check it with BullGuard Mobile Security or other reputable Android antivirus. Otherwise, you may notice that you are receiving gently increased telephone bills, your device is running slower than ever, etc. Besides, Android.Lastacloud can also download and execute other programs what can easily lead you to the infiltration of other Android viruses.
How can Lastacloud virus infect my device?
As we have already mentioned, Android.Lastacloud can infiltrate your device (phone or tablet) after tricking you into downloading a fake update for Whatsapp or Browser Update. You may be tricked into doing so after being interrupted by a fake warning messages that looks very trustworthy and claims that you need to update one of these programs. If you want to avoid that, you should start ignoring such and similar warning messages, and use only Google Play store or similar parties when trying to download or update your apps. Once this threat enters its target device, it drops an icon on the desktop of the device. It can be either a traditional Whatsapp's icon (green bubble) or a globe. After that, it starts initiating previously mentioned activities that could easily lead people to the money loss, an identity theft and other serious issues. For avoiding this, you should follow a guide below and remove Android.Lastacloud trojan.
How to remove Lastacloud virus?
If you think that Android.Lastacloud is already hiding in your phone or other device, we highly recommend you to scan it with BullGuard Mobile Security. It is a powerful antivirus that is capable of detecting malicious files and other virus components. Sometimes viruses block security software in order to avoid their elimination. If that is the case, you should reboot your Android device into Safe Mode before launching BullGuard Mobile Security:
- Find the power button and press it for a couple of seconds until you see a menu. Tap the Power off.
- Once you see a dialog window that offers you to reboot your Android to Safe Mode, select this option and OK.
If this failed to work for you, just turn off your device and then turn it on. Once it becomes active, try pressing and holding Menu, Volume Down, Volume Up or Volume Down and Volume Up together to see Safe Mode.