Delete these 36 malicious apps from your Android phone now – Komando

It seems we can’t go a week without discovering a bunch of malicious apps in the Google Play Store.

Google recently removed a massive 52 apps that are capable of intercepting passwords, stealing Facebook credentials, and taking screenshots of private conversations. Click or tap here to make sure nothing is installed on your phone.

There is another wave of bad apps to watch out for, and they have already been downloaded nearly 10 million times. We have the full list and tips on staying safe below.

Here’s the backstory

Despite its resources, Google cannot keep up with every bad app uploaded on the official Play Store. Fortunately, cyber security experts are always looking to give Big Tech a heads up.

team in Doctor Web The top 28 malicious apps in the Google Play Store consist of photo editing tools, custom wallpaper, and keyboard themes, among other things. Eight other malicious apps disguised themselves as camera, photo, and chat apps.

Doctor Web told Google about the threats, but some of them still remain in the Play Store.

Are there any of these apps on your phone?

Here are the first 28 malicious apps that Doctor Web has to offer. These apps push intrusive ads, steal information, hack social media accounts, download malware, intercept messages and more.

Check back and check if you have any of these software installed on your device:

  1. Photo Editor: Beauty Filter – gb.artfilter.tenvarnist
  2. Photo Editor: Retouch & Cutout – de.nineergysh.quickarttwo
  3. Photo Editor: Art Filters – gb.painnt.moonlightingnine
  4. Photo Editor – Design Maker – gb.twentynine.redaktoridea
  5. Photo Editor & Background Eraser – de.photoground.twentysixshot
  6. Photo Editor and Exif – de.xnano.photoexifeditornine
  7. Photo Editor – Filter Effects – de.hitopgop.sixtyeightgx
  8. Photo filters and effects – de.sixtyonecollice.cameraroll
  9. Photo Editor: Blur Image – de.instgang.fiftyggfife
  10. Photo Editor: Cut and Paste – de.fiftyninecamera.rollredactor
  11. Emoji Keyboard: Stickers & GIF – gb.crazykey.sevenboard
  12. neon keyboard theme – com.neonthemekeyboard.app
  13. Neon Theme – Android Keyboard – com.androidneonkeyboard.app
  14. cache cleaner – com.cachecleanereasytool.app
  15. Premium Shipping – com.fancyanimatedbattery.app
  16. FastCleaner: Cashe Cleaner – com.fastcleanercachecleaner.app
  17. Call Skins – Caller Themes – com.rockskinthemes.app
  18. funny caller – com.funnycallercustomtheme.app
  19. CallMe phone themes – com.callercallwallpaper.app
  20. InCall: Contact background – com.mycallcustomcallscrean.app
  21. MyCall – Personalize your calls – com.mycallcallpersonalization.app
  22. caller theme – com.caller.theme.slow
  23. caller theme – com.callertheme.firstref
  24. Funny Wallpapers – Live Screen – com.funnywallpapaerslive.app
  25. 4K Auto Wallpaper Changer – de.andromo.ssfiftylivesixcc
  26. NewScrean: 4D Wallpapers – com.newscrean4dwallpapers.app
  27. Stock wallpapers and backgrounds – de.stockeighty.onewallpapers
  28. Notes – Reminders & Lists – com.notesreminderslists.app

Here are more bad apps to watch out for

The second group of malicious apps completes the list of 36. These apps contain the Joker malware, a type of computer program that feeds you a free trial before automatically switching to a subscription.

Once you’re screwed up, unsubscribing is a pain. Joker can also intercept passwords, install other apps on your device, bypass two-factor authentication during in-app purchases, and take screenshots of your messages.

Check your phone for these apps:

  1. POCO LAUNCHER
  2. 4K Pro . Camera
  3. heart emoji stickers
  4. YouToon – AI animation effect
  5. Besta – Cartoon Photo Effect
  6. Water Reminder – Tracker & Remind
  7. Yoga – for beginners and advanced
  8. chat on the Internet

Click or tap here to find and remove four other Android apps that spread Joker malware.

Now is the time to delete!

Whether or not Google has removed all these apps from the Play Store, you still have to delete them from your phone. Here’s how:

  • open the Google Play Store Application.
  • At the top right, tap profile icon.
  • Faucet Manage apps and devices > Manages.
  • Click on the name of the app you want to delete.
  • Faucet uninstall.

How to stay safe now and in the future

The first step is to delete the offending apps. Now you need to make sure that you do not fall victim to malware. Here are some cybersecurity tips:

  • Turn on Google Play Protect by heading to Google Play Store > Profile > Play Security > Settings and run Checking apps with Play Protect.
  • Check your phone for security updates by going to Settings > System > system update.
  • Open a web browser on your phone and make a file Google Security Check in myaccount.google.com/security-checkup. Follow the steps to give your device more robust security settings.
  • Just download the apps from the official app stores. Always go to the official source and double-check that you are installing the correct application.
  • Watch out for apps that use a similar logo or have similar functionality to other popular apps. Also check reviews to see if others warn of suspicious activity.
  • Pay attention to the permissions. Stay away if an app wants full access to your text messages or notifications.
  • Have trustworthy antivirus software on all your devices. We recommend our sponsor, Total. Now, get an annual plan for TotalAV Internet Security for only $19 at the price ProtectWithKim.com. That’s over 85% off the regular price!

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