The dangers of Svpeng virus
No member of the virtual community might want to face Svpeng virus. It operates as banking trojan attacking Android devices. The malware has reemerged again after a short a break. Likewise, it managed to outperform its former version – 318 000 infections a day. You might wonder what facilitates such cyber attack. Hackers exploit significant flaws in Google Chrome to perform the malicious attack. The infection started its “career” in August 2014. Since then, it has operated as a trojan horse which facilitates scammers to access thousands of dollars by displaying fake login screenshots of financial institutions on victims’ desktops. However, this infection has been enhanced with ransomware functions and phishing capabilities. When your device is infected by ransomware, you may face difficulties connecting to the internet, opening your important files or simply launching anti-spyware and remove this threat from the system. If you notice suspicious behavior on the device or you suspect that the trojan might have already infiltrated the device, make a haste to remove Svpeng virus. Reimage assists in the elimination process. At the end of the article, you may also find how to reset your Android device.
The first version of this banking trojan was presented as the fake message sent from FBI. Obviously, such notification alarmed the majority of users. Without questioning such messages, victims transferred the money for the unblocking services only to find out later that it was a well-designed trap. It affected PC users in the U.S., United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, and India. The current version of Svpeng malware disguises in AdSense pop-ups mainly appearing in Chrome search engine. Interestingly, the malware exclusively targets Russsian residents. Russia Today and Meduza news web pages are said to be the source of infections. Thus, analysts were quick to assume that the hackers are Russians themselves, however, there are many other speculations about the identity of the crooks.
When a victim clicks on the ad, an .apk package is downloaded into the device. Here are some examples:
Contrary to ordinary Chrome behavior asking to download the content to the SD device, this virus does not display any specific messages. After it successfully infiltrates the device, it starts searching for confidential information such as your login data and bank account details. As a result, this cyber campaign resulted in huge financial losses. More information about Svpeng removal is displayed below.
The distribution tendencies of the malware
The virus is spread with a help of fake Flash updates, spam, and illegal programs. Svpeng hijack might happen if you enable the function to download the content from secondary sources. Once the malware sneaks into the device, it might report about suspected illegal visits to pornographic sites or the use of prohibited content and then demand a payment of $200 or $500. Similarly to previously released ransomware, Svpeng virus asks to make this payment through MoneyPak that can be found in Walmart, Fred Mayer, Kmart, and other supermarkets. A victim may also see his/hers photo that is usually taken with the help of affected device’s camera. Do not fall for this trickery because you can easily lose your money. For fixing your device, you should delete Svpeng from the system.
Getting rid of Svpeng virus
We suggest performing Svpeng removal with the help of an anti-spyware application. Choosing manual elimination method might leave some of the crucial elements in the system. Thus, you may install the mobile version of an anti-spyware application, such as Malwarebytes Anti Malware or Reimage. In addition, you should exercise caution while downloading the content from any sources. Daily updating your security tools is essential as well. Below are the instructions which would help you reset the device to default settings:
Note. Before proceeding further, make sure you back up your data.
- Enter Settings.
- Navigate to Personal.
- Tap Backup&Reset. Later on, enter Factory Data reset.
- Read the notification and tap Reset phone.
- Enter your pattern or PIN to enable the modification.
- Tap Erase everything.
- After completing the procedure, restart the device.