Do you have these DANGEROUS Google Play Store apps on phone? Check list, delete now
Many dangerous Google Play Store apps have been detected that have malware in them and they pose a threat to phone owners.
Some Google Play Store apps are very dangerous as this security researcher just found out. So, if you are an Android phone user, then don't miss reading this! Cybercriminals have launched Joker malware attacks on your phones! Tatyana Shishkova, the Kaspersky Labs' Android malware analyst has now detected the Joker virus in as many as 14 innocent looking Android apps, some of which are currently on Google Play Store. In a series of tweets, the analyst has named the Android apps that have been inserted in these Google Play Store apps that have been infected with a virus. The analyst has even named the Android apps that have been detected and the list of these Joker malware infected apps is published below. Shockingly, Joker malware can get access to your OTPs, money-based subscriptions, SMSs, contact list and other information on your phone.
Talking about the Joker malware, it is one of the most persistent malware which keeps coming back to the Google Play Store apps. It was first detected in 2017 and became the most common choice of cybercriminals to invade the phones of Android users. In 2019, Google had also published a long blog post about its fight with Joker malware.
The Joker malware keeps coming back in new forms on Google Play store apps as the cybercriminals keep changing its coding. Its mission is to steal phone data and users never find out until it is too late.
Check full list of Google Play Store apps found infected with Joker malware that you should delete now.
1. Smart TV Remote
2. Easy PDF Scanner app
3. Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer
4. Flashlight Flash Alert on Call
5. Volume Boosting Hearing Aid
6. Battery Charging Animation Bubble Effects
7. Now QRCode Scan
8. Super-Click VPN
9. Battery Charging Animation Wallpaper
10. Classic Emoji Keyboard
11. Dazzling Keyboard
12 EmojiOne Keyboard
13. Halloween Colouring
14. Super Hero-Effect
Some of these apps have already been removed from the Google App Store, as seven of these apps were reported a few days back to be infected by Joker malware. To be on the safe side, it is advisable for Android users to check if they have these apps on their mobile phones and they should promptly delete them.
How to avoid downloading Joker infected apps found on Google Play Store
The best way to avoid being the victim of malware, is to check the apps developer and avoid downloading the applications from unknown developers. Also, go through the description of these apps found on Play Store. You will find many inconsistencies as well as problems with language grammar and some of the other points provided there by these cybercriminals.
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