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27 February 2015
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Android.Dowgin is an advertisement library that is bundled with certain Android applications.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 27 February 2014 revision 001
  • Latest Rapid Release version 05 July 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 February 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version 06 July 2019 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 05 March 2014
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Android.Dowgin is an advertisement library that is bundled with certain Android applications.

This advertisement library may perform the following actions:
  • Display advertisements in the system notification bar
  • Download and execute external components in the host application
  • Download and request installation of new applications
  • Send details about installed applications to a remote location
  • Send device information such as International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI), kernel version, phone manufacturer, or phone model details to a remote location
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your device has been affected by this risk.

Install Norton Mobile Security
If you do not already have Norton Mobile Security installed on your device, please download the product from the Google Play Store .

Alternatively, you can navigate to the website from your device and download the product from there by completing the following steps:
  1. Select the 90-Day free download.
  2. Select the Android icon to begin downloading the product.
  3. Select Install in order to accept the permissions that are being requested by the program.
  4. Next, select Open and then Agree & Launch.

Note: The first time the product runs, you will be required to enter a code that is displayed on the screen in order to activate the product. Enter the provided code and select Submit .

Run a full system scan
Run a full system scan using Norton Mobile Security to remove this risk from the device. To do this, please perform the following actions:
  1. Navigate to the Anti-Malware tab.
  2. Select Scan Now.

Manual removal
To remove this risk manually, please perform the following actions:
  1. Open the Google Android Menu.
  2. Go to the Settings icon and select Applications.
  3. Next, select Manage.
  4. Select the application and select Uninstall.
Writeup By: Security Response