ALERT! Google banned THIS app from Google Play Store; delete it from your phone to stay safe

Google Play Store has banned PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor as the app contains malware that can steal your Facebook credentials. Check details.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:08 IST
Google Play Store
Google Play Store bans PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor. Check details here. (Pixabay)
Google Play Store
Google Play Store bans PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor. Check details here. (Pixabay)

There are several apps available on Google Play Store which you can download based on your needs and requirements. From games, learning apps to pic editors, and more, you can find apps related to everything. However, as per the latest information, Google has just banned the highly popular PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor app. So, if you have this banned app installed in your phone, you are advised to uninstall or delete it. Thinking about why the Google ban was slapped on this app? Here is all you need to know.

According to a report by, PIP Pic Camera was found to contain malware that was capable of stealing Facebook credentials including user names and passwords and hence enabling hackers to access their account and steal their personal data and send scam messages to contacts. Hence in order to safeguard yourself you are advised to delete the app, if you have it in your phone. You can also change your Facebook password after uninstalling the app from the phone.

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It can be known that this image editing app was available for download until earlier this week. As per the information provided by in its report, "this threat was discovered by the team at Dr. Web and it's not the only application that has caused some concern."

"According to the security firm's latest report, there are a further four apps that all contain malware that's able to display unwanted adverts, kill battery life and even make unauthorised changes to the phone itself. The apps named by Dr. Web include Wild & Exotic Animal Wallpaper, ZodiHoroscope, PIP Camera 2022 and Magnifier Flashlight," the report stated.

Both ZodiHoroscope and PIP Camera 2022 are no longer available to download From the Google Play Store. Here are some of the safety tips you can follow before downloading any apps from the Play Store.

1. Before downloading the app you can check the rating of the app.

2. Also, check the reviews and comments made on the app before downloading it. As if the app is risky or not good, other users may mention it in the comments or review section.

3. You can use Google Play Protect to keep your data safe and protected from scams and frauds.

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First Published Date: 20 Jun, 14:48 IST
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