XafeCopy Trojan

Name: Xafecopy Trojan

Date Discovered: September 2017

Type: Malware

Impact: Low

Reported Infections: Low

Operating System: Android Operating System.

Amount of PCs Infected: 5,000+ users


Virus Detected onScanGuard?: YES


How it affects the user: it hides malware inside malicious apps such as battery optimizers and will then bypass “captcha” systems to subscribe your phone to a number of services which charge money directly to the users mobile phone bill.


Resolution: Download and runScanGuard.


Summary of how to remove Virus:

  • Run a system scan onScanGuard.
  • Enable real-time protection
  • Delete all files that flag as a threat
  • Delete all quarantined items
  • Continue to close the browser that you used when the virus showed via task manager.
  • Do not restore tabs when you reopen browser


More Info:

Xafecopy Trojan is a malware software targeting the Android operating system which was first discovered in September 2017. According to Kaspersky Lab, Xafecopy infected at least 4,800 users within a month in approximately 47 countries. Users in India were its primary victims, followed by users from Russia, Turkey, and Mexico.