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Android devices being shipped with pre-installed malware: Avast

Android devices being shipped with pre-installed malware: Avast

Thousands of Android devices, including those from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos and myPhone, are being shipped with pre-installed malware globally including in India, global cyber-security company Avast claimed on Friday. A majority of these Android devices are not certified by Google and carry an adware that goes by the name “Cosiloon”, which creates an overlay to display an advertisement over a webpage within the user’s browser, as per a report prepared by Avast Threat Labs. It also said that it has found such adware pre-installed on hundreds of Android models.

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