DroidDream Malware Patch

DroidDream Malware Patch

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I originally wrote this app in about 30 minutes, but have since added features and made it a bit more visually appealing.

It lists the files in /system and /system/bin. It will tell you if /system/bin/profile exists.

It now also searches for apps with names matching reported infected app names. I did read that Google pulled the plug on those apps, so you may not even need this, but it can't hurt to try. It's free.

It's crude, and will only "patch" an uninfected rooted phone by placing an empty file named "profile" into /system/bin which according to the people at AndroidPolice.com and forum.xda-developers.com is the simplest way to block the DroidDream trojan from working.

I have very little knowledge of this malware, I'm just going by what was said on these two websites. I haven't tested the program to see if it really blocks the malware on a rooted phone, so if you try it, and find that it works, please let me know!

This app can still help you even if your phone is not rooted.

If /system/bin/profile exists, it will will say "/system/bin/profile exists!". If you have run no other patch, and this is the first time you have run this app, the "profile" file may be from DroidDream, in which case you may want to start shopping around for software that can detect and remove DroidDream.

If /system/bin/profile does not exist, it will try to create it, and since your phone isn't rooted, it will say "/system/bin/profile can not be created!" I can't assure you that you are uninfected, but I believe this would be one indicator that you're safe for now. (Please correct me if I'm wrong!)

I'm sure within a day or two there will be plenty of patches for this problem, but until then, hopefully this little app will give you the info you need.

I'm not an expert on this malware/trojan horse. I read up on it, took what I learned and wrote an app to see if the file existed.

I figured I'd post it so others can use it to figure out where they stand as well.

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Recently changed in this version

Google reported a crash in the app. One crash in seven hundred installs... not too shabby. :) It probably happened when the user changed the orientation of their phone while the app was loading. I locked the orientation of the first screen, hopefully the problem will never occur again.

I'm keeping this app available for those who may have picked up the files from 3rd party markets.


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Comments and ratings for DroidDream Malware Patch
  • (64 stars)

    by Tony M on 18/05/2014

    Reads phone I'd may be spyware dl look out droid dream app safer privacy Don't down load????

  • (64 stars)

    by Joshua Henry on 28/04/2014

    Did not ask for root permissions. I do not believe it is on my side, DNA with 4.4 rooted rom. But it did list the directories correctly!

  • (64 stars)

    by Sameer Verma on 20/03/2014

    It is very good

  • (64 stars)

    by Joseph Ng on 01/01/2014

    Works like a charm

  • (64 stars)

    by patricia Vincent on 09/10/2013

    I cant even give this app a 1 star...it erased my entire calendar. ..everything I had saved gone. ..it showed no detection of malware but erased stuff from my phone! Very very unhappy!

  • (64 stars)

    by Lee Raymond on 16/09/2013

    Does not sure anything more than you already know about your apps.

  • (64 stars)

    by jordan goodwin on 28/08/2013

    Nuf said