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Google often removes malware apps from its mobile operating system, which prove to be a threat to Android users in some way or the other. Google Play is also currently equipped with many dangerous apps, which is proved by the fact that a popular anti malware company has alerted about the list of such apps found on Google Play Store, which contain viruses. These fake apps work to steal personal and important data of users. The names of these apps are also mentioned in the report.

Dr Web conducts a review of virus activity on mobile devices Report According to which, malware analysts have discovered dozens of dangerous apps on Google Play Store. These include adware trojans, fake apps used by scammers, apps that steal personal and confidential data and many more.

According to the report, in June, the activity of Android.Spy.4498 Trojan, which steals information present in notifications of other apps, started decreasing. The company has reported that last month this Trojan was present in less than 20.56% of the devices, which was much less than in May. At the same time, a decline was also recorded in the activity of Android.HiddenAds adware trojan, but this decline was very slight at 8%.

The report further says that these apps are among the most widespread Android threats. Over the course of a month, Doctor Web’s malware experts discovered dozens of such apps on Google Play. These included adware trojans, fake apps used by scammers, notification stealing apps targeting confidential data.

The report says that over 98,90,000 downloads have been reported from around 30 adware trojans from the Android.hiddenAds family. The list of applications includes image-editing software, virtual keyboard, system tools and utilities, calling apps, wallpaper collection apps, etc.

The apps equipped with Trojan are as follows:-

  • Photo Editor: Beauty Filter
  • Photo Editor: Retouch & Cutout
  • Photo Editor: Art Filters
  • Photo Editor – Design Maker
  • Photo Editor & Background Eraser
  • Photo & Exif Editor
  • Photo Editor – Filters Effects
  • Photo Filters & Effects
  • Photo Editor: Blur Image
  • Photo Editor: Cut Paste
  • Emoji Keyboard:Stickers & GIF
  • Neon Theme Keyboard
  • Cache Cleaner
  • FastCleaner: Cache Cleaner
  • Funny Wallpapers – Live Screen
  • Notes – reminders and lists
  • Call Skins – Caller Themes
  • funny caller
  • CallMe Phone Themes
  • InCall: Contact Background
  • MyCall – Call Personalization
  • Caller Theme
  • Funny Wallpapers – Live Screen
  • 4K Wallpapers Auto Changer
  • NewScreen: 4D Wallpapers
  • Stock Wallpapers & Backgrounds

To display ads, some apps request permission to show windows over other apps, while the rest ask users to add them to the battery saving feature’s exclusion list. Additionally, to make it more difficult for you to detect malicious apps, Trojans hide their icons from the list of installed apps in the home screen menu or they replace the icons with less noticeable ones, the report said. Has gone.

According to Dr Web, to display ads, some apps ask for permission to show windows over other apps, while other apps ask users to opt them out of the list of battery saving features. Additionally, it becomes difficult for users to locate these apps because Trojans hide their icons from the list of installed apps in the home screen menu or they replace the icons with something that has a different appearance. Gets less attention.

Dr. Web experts also discovered other Trojans in the Android.Joker family that download arbitrary code and cause victims to subscribe to and pay for a service without their knowledge. “One of these was hidden in the third-party launcher ‘Poco Launcher’, while the other was in the ‘4K Pro Camera’ app. The third was in the ‘Heart Emoji Stickers’ app,” the report said.

It further explained that upon launch, the app asks users to log into their account and then loads a real-looking Facebook authentication page. After this, the app steals the authentication data.

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