34 Malicious Apps Banned By Google From The Play Store

  • In the last two months, Google removed 34 new malware-infected applications from the play store.
  • Users are advised to uninstall all the malware-infected applications from their smartphones.

In the last two months between July and September, tech giant Google removed 34 malware-infected applications from the play store.

These 34 applications were infected by the Joker malware, also called Bread, known for conducting billing frauds by intercepting SMS to subscribe to unwanted paid services.

The Joker malware uses as little code as possible and thoroughly hides it to generate a very discreet footprint that becomes difficult for the developers to detect it.

Google has started taking action on these apps by removing all the malware-infected applications from the play store. Google has advised its users to immediately uninstall the malware-infected apps from their smartphones to prevent any attack.

“Many of these samples appear to be designed specifically to attempt to slip into the Play Store undetected and are not seen elsewhere,” Google wrote on their blog post.

Earlier in September 2020, Google removed 17 Joker malware-infected apps and continue to ban more malware-infected applications.

Here is the list of the total 34 banned apps by Google in the period of last two months:

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
18. com.imagecompress.android
19. com.relax.relaxation.androidsms
20. com.file.recovefiles
21. com.training.memorygame
22. Push Message- Texting & SMS
23. Fingertip GameBox
24. com.contact.withme.texts
25. com.cheery.message.sendsms (two different instances)
26. com.LPlocker.lockapps
27. Safety AppLock
28. Emoji Wallpaper
29. com.hmvoice.friendsms
30. com.peason.lovinglovemessage
31. com.remindme.alram
32. Convenient Scanner 2
33. Separate Doc Scanner

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