This goes out to all you Windows Mobile 6.5 owners, especially all you new HTC HD2 owners. We don’t usually hear of too many mobile platform viruses. but there seems to be a somewhat nasty bug going around infecting Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. This all starts out at XDA Developers Forum, (what don’t they do for the mobile computing community) where a HD2 owner had reported his new smartphone was waking up out of sleep, and attempting to dial out international numbers. It wasn’t long after that other users started reporting the same thing.
They obviously had to have something in common between them. Sure enough they had all installed a 3rd party game called 3D Anti-Terrorist. With that being said, it isn’t a 100% guaranteed that the Trojan-dialer originates from that game. Someone who posed to be the developer of the game, gave a fake developers site, the page is hosted on atspace.com. The game itself was hosted on rapidshare, with the link hosted on the fake developer page.
There isn’t a sure-fire fix for this virus just yet, but so far some of XDA members and others have a few, pretty good options. Also apparently you can download Kaspersky Mobile, which I believe it’s a demo, and it will be able to detect the malware. You can also try one of the other many mobile virus scanners, I know Symantec has a mobile security suite. I also gotta assume that this can effect other Windows Mobile editions like 6.1 or 6.0, be on the look out if you use one of these other editions. And if you have noticed any weird log distance numbers in your call-history, I suggest you head on over to XDA and read the thread and their potential fixes. This malware could end up costing you a lot of money in long distance calls! [Image by emcn84 and xda-developers also 1800PocketPC]
3D Anti-Terrorist *DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GAME