Remove these 35 malware apps on your Android
Although official application stores are the safest way to find and download new software on their smartphone, they have no defects. The Google Play Store has protections to eliminate malicious applications, but sometimes some can sneak out without being detected. Thirty-five of such applications had just been discovered on the Play Store: If you downloaded one of them on your Android device, exclude them now.
Bitdefender’s cyber security technology company published a report on Wednesday, August 17, identifying a new batch of 35 malicious applications on the Play Store. These applications are aggressive in their mistake – they encourage users to lower them, each pretending to be an application that the average Android user could enjoy. However, once the user installs the application, it changes its app name and icon to get hidden on the device.
Many pass the icon to the associated with parameters and make an alias for the application of real parameters. When you open the fake app, it opens the real parameters, encouraging you to think that it is a legitimate app application. These apps will also hide recent application lists, making them even more difficult to identify in routine use.
The purpose of these apps is to serve you an unpleasant amount of ads: in addition to irritating it, these ads generate income for malware application developers. Worse yet, developers convey these ads from their own structure, which ignore the protections usually implemented by Android. This allows developers to create a link to malware through these ads, aggravating the danger.
Bitdefender discovers these types of applications using real time behavior technology that identifies applications using known practices to be associated with false or malicious software.
You will find below the full list of applications discovered in the report, compiled by Tom’s Guide. If you downloaded one of these applications on your device, exclude them immediately. Obviously, it is possible for applications to have changed their names and application icons, which means you will have to be scrupulous in your research: research applications such as uses or parameters, you know you didn’t have previously on your device.
- Light walls – Wallpapers Package: 100k +
- Great emoji – keyboard: 100k +
- Undergraduate wallpapers – 3D jumps: 100k +
- Engine wallpapers – live and 3d: 100k +
- Mathematics Solution – Camera Helper: 100k +
- PHOTOPIXE EFFECTS – Art Filter: 100k +
- LED theme – Colorful keyboard: 100k +
- Keyboard – Funny emoji, sticker: 50k +
- Smart Wifi: 10k +
- My GPS Location: 10k +
- Warning camera image: 100k
- Art Girls Wallpaper HD: 100k +
- Cat simulator: 50k +
- Original wallpapers – 4K & HD: 100k +
- Effectmania – Photo editor: 100k +
- Art Filter – Deep PhotoeFfecto: 100k +
- Fast Keyboard Emoji: 100k +
- Create a sticker for WhatsApp: 100k +
- Smart QR Creator: 10k +
- Color the old photo: 500+
- GPS Location Finder: 100k
- PROPIER GIRLS FOR City of Art: 10K +
- Smart QR Scanner: 50k +
- GPS location cards: 100k
- Volume Control: 50k +
- Secret Horoscope: 10k +
- Intelligent GPS location: 10k +
- Master Animated Sticker: 100k
- Personality load: 100k
- Sleep sounds: 100k
- QR Creator: 10K +
- Media Volume Cursor: 10K +
- Secret Astrology: 10K +
- Coloring the photos: 10k +
- Phi 4k Wallpaper – HD Anime: 50k +
How to avoid downloading infected malware applications
Malware applications are misleading and dishonest, and certainly have no advertising as malicious on the Play Store. However, they usually come out in different ways. If you keep an eye on the red flags, you can avoid downloading anyone on your Android device.
If an application has a large number of facilities, but few or no criticism, avoid it. Bitdefender found an app as GPS location cards, with over 100,000 downloads, had no opinion. On the other hand, if there are periodicals, study them closely. If most seems poorly written, false or even written in another application, it is a bad sign.
Take a note from the authorizations that an application requests you. Of course, a GPS app requires its location, but not your camera and microphone, for example. Also looking for applications to request special authorizations. Most applications you will download do not have business to request accessibility authorizations, which indicates software that seeks to do shaded things in the background.
Although Play Store hosts the most hidden apps in malicious software, it’s not just Android that needs to face this problem. Researchers have recently discovered some malicious applications in iOS and MacOS app stores, remembering that Apple and Android fans should be vigilant with each download.