Threat Explorer

The Threat Explorer is a comprehensive resource consumers can turn to for daily, accurate, up-to-date information on the latest threats, risks and vulnerabilities.



20 December 2011
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:


Android.Flexispy is a Spyware application for Android devices that logs the device's activity and sends it to a predetermined website.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 01 February 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version 19 December 2011 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version 25 April 2012 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 21 December 2011
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The Trojan arrives as a package with the following details:
APK: FSLGVAD_1.01.021.apk
Package name:
Version: 1.01.021

When the application is being installed, it requests permissions to perform the following actions:

  • Access location information, such as Cell-ID or WiFi.
  • Access location information, such as GPS information.
  • Access information about networks.
  • Open network connections.
  • Monitor, modify, or end outgoing calls.
  • Read contact data.
  • Check the phone's current state.
  • Read, write, send, and receive SMS messages on the device.
  • Create new contact data.
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • Call into AccountAuthenticators.
  • Initiate a phone call.
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • Access information about the currently or recently running tasks.
  • Hide the notification that states that the device has restarted.
  • Prevent the processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • Write to external storage.
  • Read and write email in Gmail.
  • Modify device state.

The application will run in the background, gathering the following information and periodically upload it to
  • Incoming and outgoing call logs
  • SMS messages
  • Phone book addresses
  • Emails
  • Browsing history
  • Photos
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 Android marketplace .

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. Click on the Android icon to begin downloading the product.
  3. Click on Install in order to accept the permissions that are being requested by the program.
  4. Next, click 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 press 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. Click 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, click Manage.
  4. Select the application and click the Uninstall button.