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Avast: Android Devices Ship with Pre-Installed Malware “Cosiloon”
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Avast: Android Devices Ship with Pre-Installed Malware “Cosiloon”

World's Major cybersecurity company Avast has reported the presence of pre-installed malware in thousands of Android devices including those from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos and myPhone globally including in India. Dubbed as "Cosiloon", is an adware that creates an overlay to display an advertisement over a webpage within the user's browser, as per a report prepared by Avast Threat Labs. In its offical statement , Avast said, Thousands of users are affected and in the past month alone, Avast Threat Labs has seen the latest version of the adware on around 18,000 devices belonging to Avast users located in more than 100 countries, including Russia, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico, the UK as well as some users in the US. The adware which was first identified by Dr Web, a Russian IT s...