A new mobile trojan family originating from China is now the world’s No. 1 Android malware. Hummer as the malware is named has infected almost 2 billion devices around the world, especially in India, Indonesia and Turkey.
Characteristic of the Hummer trojan is to root an infected device to gain administrator privileges, pop up unwanted ads, push mobile games and porn applications to the infected device and reinstall these unwanted apps shortly after users uninstall them.
Once a device is infected, ordinary antivirus as well as factory resets become ineffective in tackling the malware.
The best defense against Hummer and other malwares is to install only trusted apps from a trusted app store.