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Updated: February 24, 2016 7:46:41 AM
Type: Other
Infection Length: 21,506,666
Risk Impact: Low
Systems Affected: iOS


SecurityRisk.Zerghelp is a detection for an iOS application that can bypass security restrictions on the device.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 22, 2016
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 18, 2019 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 22, 2016
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 19, 2019 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 24, 2016

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Technical Description

When the program is executed, it connects to the following remote location:


This website displays applications that are reportedly not approved for distribution on Apple's official App Store.

If a user chooses to obtain an application from this site, then the program downloads and installs the selected application by signing a certificate. The program obtains this certificate in an inappropriate way, directly from Apple servers.

When the program is executed outside of China, it may disguise itself as a nonmalicious app in order to evade code reviews on the App Store.