It often turns out that the Google Play Store with Android apps offers software that bypasses security. Fake applications harm users in different ways, and recent analysis suggests 6 other programs that are better simply to remove.
Pay attention to details sleeping computer Quoting an analysis by researcher Maxime Ingrau. In the selected Google Play Store 6 Android apps that secretly enrolled users in paid services. This is the usual behavior, for example, built into programs Joker Trojanalthough the researcher uses the name in this case Autolikos – due to slightly different techniques.
As of this writing, all applications have already been removed from Google Play (it is interesting that only two of them after the release of Bleeping Computer). And most importantly, no matter how Google deletes it from the servers, Users must uninstall the app from their smartphone. Previously downloaded files remain in the device’s memory as long as they are not manually deleted.
6 malicious apps from the Google Play StoreWhich should be uninstalled without delay from your Android phone are:
- Vlog Star Video Editor (com.vlog.star.video.editor)
- 3D creative launcher (app.launcher.creative3d)
- wow beauty camera (com.wowbeauty.camera)
- Gif Emoji Keyboard (com.gif.emoji.keyboard)
- Freeglow Camera 1.0.0 (com.glow.camera.open)
- Coco Camera v1.1 (com.toomore.cool.camera)
In total, the described software has been downloaded more than 3 million timesSo its popularity is hard to deny. If you want to check if the listed apps are on your Android phone, the easiest way is to visit Settings and Application Manager, where you need to find the names of the above programs (or APKs) in the list and, if necessary, remove them from them the smartphone.
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