Google removes 17 apps with Joker Malware from Play Store: Here’s what you should do

  • Subscribes unsolicited premium paid service to users’ account

Google has removed 17 apps infected with Joker malware from its Play Store. A California-based IT security company has 17 dangerous malware that have been infecting apps on the Play Store for the past several months. Joker is not a new malware, but recently many app developers have also given information about it.

Even before this, the company has taken action

Explain that Google removed 11 apps from Joker from the Play Store in July. After this, 6 more apps were removed in early September. Now the company has removed 17 more apps that have been infected with this malware from its Play Store.

The app has been downloaded 1,20,000 times

17 new apps have been discovered by Zscaler, a California IT security company. Zscaler detected these 17 apps and found that these apps were infected with Joker. According to the news, these 17 apps have been downloaded 1,20,000 times. These apps have been removed from the Play Store and are not currently available for download. If you are using such an application, delete it now. Google gave its new policy information in a blog post this year.

What is Joker Malware?

Joker is a Malaysian bot. It is capable of downloading new malware to the user’s phone. Once downloaded into the phone, it automatically clicks on a variety of premium subscriptions from the mobile number of malware users. The special thing is that the user does not have any information about it. It uses very small and hidden code, due to which it is very difficult to find the joker.

Subscribe to paid service

The work of these malware is fake clicking on SMS, which makes it subscribe to the unsolicited premium paid service from the user’s account. The user has no information about it. These spyware are designed to steal SMS messages, contact lists and phone information.

These are the list of 17 apps-

  1. All Good PDF Scanner
  2. Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message
  3. Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons
  4. Tangram App Lock
  5. Direct messenger
  6. Private SMS
  7. One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator
  8. Style Photo Collage
  9. Meticulous scanner
  10. Desire Translate
  11. Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus
  12. Care message
  13. Part Message
  14. Paper doc scanner
  15. Blue scanner
  16. Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF
  17. All Good PDF Scanner

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