As per Android malware analyst Tatyana Shishkova from Kaspersky, the Joker ‘virus’ is back to haunt Google. This malicious code hides in Android applications.
Shishkova listed the Android apps that have been infected by the malware through a series of Tweets. For those unaware, Joker is a persistent malware that keeps returning to Google Play Store.
The malware steals users’ data, including SMS, contact lists, device information, OTPs, and more, through modifying the malware’s code, execution method, and payload retrieval techniques.
As Joker malware was first discovered in the year 2017, Google published a blog post in 2019 about fighting the malicious software. However, the threat of malware has diminished since that time.
Each month, new malware is discovered in Android apps. Here are the latest apps that Android users need to remove immediately from their phones.
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Here are the List of APPS You Must Remove From Your Mobile Phones:-
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Volume Boosting Hearing Aid
As the name suggests, the app can make your smartphone work as a hearing aid.
Battery Charging Animation Bubble Effects
This one shows cool animation effects while charging your battery.
Flashlight Flash Alert on Call
This is one of those flashlight alert apps that show alerts during calls and SMS.
Easy PDF Scanner
This one is a PDF scanner.
Smart TV Remote
Smart TV Remote is a universal TV remote app on Google Play.
The app is a Halloween coloring game.
Classic Emoji Keyboard
The app claims to offer 3000-plus emojis.
Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer
This one is a volume booster equalizer app for Android. It claims to improve the quality of your Android phones.
This is a special effects app. Get fire, lighting, energy, and laser effects.
Battery Charging Animation Wallpaper
This one will tell you when your battery is fully charged, the aim is that you can unplug your phone/tablet.
The app is for those looking for a personalized keyboard.
Another keyboard app has gesture inputs, cloud prediction, and voice input.
Now QRCode Scan
This app claims to turn mobile phone into professional multi-function barcode scanners.
Antivirus for JOKER Virus
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