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Google removed 50 dangerous virus apps from Play Store, downloaded 3 lakh times

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Joker malware has been found in 50 apps on Google Play Store.
Google has removed 50 apps from the Play Store.
The affected apps have been downloaded 3 lakh times.

Google constantly checks for dangerous apps, and keeps deleting them. Meanwhile, again such a case has come to the fore, in which virus has been found in some apps of Google Play Store. Zscaler has alerted Android users about 50 apps from the Google Play Store that are affected by the popular Joker malware. However, reports have been received that 50 apps affected by Joker malware have been removed from the Google Play Store. According to the Zscaler ThreatLabz team, it was recently discovered that Joker, Facestealer, Cooper malware were spreading through families of apps.

These harmful apps were immediately removed from the Google Playstore after the ThreatLabz team immediately informed the Google Android Security team. Joker is a popular Malver family. With the help of this malware, hackers can intercept one-time passwords and security codes and read your notifications.

Not only this, they can secretly take screenshots, send and read SMS and even make calls. This malware is capable of doing almost everything on your device.

These apps have been downloaded a total of 3,00,000 times, most of which fall under the categories of communication, health, personalization, photography and tools. In the past two months, researchers at ThreatLabz found these apps in the Google Play Store to be affected by the Joker malware.

Simple Note Scanner – com.wuwan.pdfscan

Universal PDF Scanner – com.unpdf.scan.read.docscanuniver

Private Messenger – com.recollect.linkus

Premium SMS – com.premium.put.trustsms

Smart Messages com.toukyoursms.timemessages

Text Emoji SMS – messenger.itext.emoji.mesenger

Blood Pressure Checker – com.bloodpressurechecker.tangjiang

Funny Keyboard – com.soundly.galaxykeyboard

Memory Silent Camera – com.silentmenory.timcamera

Custom Themed Keyboard – com.custom.keyboardthemes.galaxy

Light Messages – com.lilysmspro.lighting

Themes Photo Keyboard – com.themes.bgphotokeyboard

Send SMS – exazth.message.send.text.sms

Themes Chat Messenger – com.relish.messengers

Instant Messenger – com.sbdlsms.crazymessager.mmsrec

Cool Keyboard – com.colate.gthemekeyboard

Fonts Emoji Keyboard – com.zemoji.fontskeyboard

Mini PDF Scanner – com.mnscan.minipdf

Smart SMS Messages – com.sms.mms.message.ffei.free

Creative Emoji Keyboard – com.whiteemojis.creativekeyboard.ledsloard

Fancy SMS – con.sms.fancy

Fonts Emoji Keyboard – com.symbol.fonts.emojikeyboardsPersonal Message com.crown.personalmessage

Funny Emoji Message – com.funie.messagremo

Magic Photo Editor – com.amagiczy.photo.editor

Professional Messages – com.adore.attached.message

All Photo Translator – myphotocom.allfasttranslate.transationtranslator

Chat SMS – com.maskteslary.messages

Smile Emoji – com.balapp.smilewall.emoji

Wow Translator – com.imgtop.camtranslator

All Language Translate – com.exclusivez.alltranslate

Cool Messages – com.learningz.app.cool.messages

Blood Pressure Diary – bloodhold.nypressure.mainheart.ratemy.mo.depulse.app.tracker.diary

Chat Text SMS – com.echatsms.messageos

Hi Text SMS – ismos.mmsyes.message.texthitext.bobpsms

Emoji Theme Keyboard – com.gobacktheme.lovelyemojikeyboard

iMessager – start.me.messager

Text SMS – com.ptx.textsms

Camera Translator – com.haixgoback.outsidetext.languagecameratransla
Come Messages – com.itextsms.messagecomingPainting Photo Editor – com.painting.pointeditor.photo

Rich Theme Message – com.getmanytimes.richsmsthememessenge

Quick Talk Message – messages.qtsms.messenger

Advanced SMS – com.fromamsms.atadvancedmmsopp

Professional Messenger – com.akl.smspro.messenger

Classic Game Messenger – com.classcolor.formessenger.sic

Style Message – com.istyle.messagesty

Private Game Messages – com.message.game.india

Timestamp Camera – allready.taken.photobeauty.camera.timestamp

Social Message – com.colorsocial.message.

Google may have removed these apps from its App Store, but if you still have any of these apps in your phone then you should uninstall these apps immediately.

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