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Category: Malware

Type: Remote access trojan, banking trojan

Platform: Android


Damage potential: Stolen credentials, fraudulent transactions, financial loss


AhMyth is a remote access trojan specifically targeting Android devices. It can steal sensitive information such as credentials for online banking services and cryptocurrency wallets, two-factor authentication (2FA) codes, and lock screen passwords to access financial accounts. This access can be used to transfer funds or sell information to other cybercriminals.

Possible symptoms

The most obvious sign of an AhMyth infection is unauthorized activity in online banking accounts or cryptocurrency wallets. More subtle symptoms include:

  • Frequent slowdowns or crashes.
  • Unusual network traffic due to AhMyth communicating with its command and control server.
  • Increased data usage.
  • More pop-ups and redirects than usual.
  • Battery draining quicker with no apparent reason.

Sources of the infection

AhMyth typically infects devices through trojanized cryptocurrency apps, phishing websites, or malicious ads. In other cases, AhMyth can be bundled with seemingly legitimate software.


Staying vigilant online is crucial to protecting your Android devices from AhMyth.

  • Avoid downloading apps from unofficial sources.
  • Block malicious websites and ads with NordVPN’s Threat Protection Pro.
  • Create strong and unique passwords. Consider using a password manager to store your passwords securely.
  • Install a reputable antivirus solution.
  • Keep your software updated.


Follow these steps to remove AhMyth from an infected device with antivirus software:

  • Disconnect from the internet.
  • Run a full system scan and follow the software instructions.
  • Restart your device.
  • Change passwords for online banking and cryptocurrency accounts.
  • If you’re unsure about the complete removal, consider getting professional help.