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[SOLVED] [Q] Testapps ... in market/play

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30th March 2012, 11:11 PM   |  #1  
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One fine day noticed this sitting at the top of the apps list in market.

Clicking open launches Tetris. Tried freezing tetris and it disappeared, unfroze and it came back. Does this mean it's really a mislabeled entry for tetris and not malware of some sort? But why now all of a sudden?

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31st March 2012, 01:34 AM   |  #2  
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One fine day noticed this sitting at the top of the apps list in market.

Clicking open launches Tetris. Tried freezing tetris and it disappeared, unfroze and it came back. Does this mean it's really a mislabeled entry for tetris and not malware of some sort? But why now all of a sudden?

I don't know. I think it's safe though-read some reviews

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31st March 2012, 03:32 AM   |  #3  
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Yea it seems to be just us play users have it. pretty crazy.
31st March 2012, 04:02 AM   |  #4  
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Looks like it even has an official market link TestApps, how weird
31st March 2012, 05:17 AM   |  #5  
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In market on the phone, there are 337 comments (as of now), but nothing on the web market.

Also, all those reviewing it as safe are simply doing so because hitting open on the app launches tetris. I may be wrong but it could also simply be linking to tetris while actually being more malicious underneath. Kinda like how even a simple batch file can launch two apps (or more) and one app may be a background process, while the other is the visible smokescreen...
31st March 2012, 05:27 AM   |  #6  
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I would assume that this app is malicious, as the developers website link, links to a dead domain. I'd suggest removing it asap.

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31st March 2012, 05:39 AM   |  #7  
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Can't really remove it, even with a system utility, because we simply don't know what to remove!

And freezing/removing tetris seems to remove the entry from the app list in market. If it's trojan-like, it's very well integrated.

I think we're entering a new era of android malware, and it's pretty scary...
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Can't really remove it, even with a system utility, because we simply don't know what to remove!

And freezing/removing tetris seems to remove the entry from the app list in market. If it's trojan-like, it's very well integrated.

I think we're entering a new era of android malware, and it's pretty scary...

Look in /data/app or /sd/android.secure for any .apk with that apps icon, delete the .apk then format dalvik cache and it's gone

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31st March 2012, 05:44 AM   |  #9  
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LOL, it has no icon either.
31st March 2012, 02:59 PM   |  #10  
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So I deleted cache/cleared data for google play, uninstalled it back to the market version and then let it reinstall the google play update and the entry seems to have disappeared. Time will tell...

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