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28 March 2014
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Android.Apperhand is an advertisement library that is bundled with certain Android applications.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 17 August 2019 revision 019
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 February 2014 revision 009
  • Latest Daily Certified version 12 August 2019 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 26 February 2014
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Android.Apperhand is an advertisement library that is bundled with certain Android applications.

This advertisement library may perform the following actions:
  • Create bookmark advertisements in the browser's bookmarks
  • Create shortcut advertisements on the home screen or in the application list
  • Display advertisements in the system notification bar
  • 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.