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

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

Google constantly checks for dangerous apps and keeps removing them. In the meantime, a case of this type has again come to light, in which a virus was found in some applications of Google Play Store. Zscaler has alerted Android users to 50 Google Play Store apps 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, Joker, Facestealer, and Cooper malware were recently discovered to spread through app families.

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

Not only that, they can secretly take screenshots, send and read text messages, 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. Over the past two months, researchers from ThreatLabz discovered that these Google Play Store apps were affected by the Joker malware.

Simple note scanner – com.wuwan.pdfscan

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

Private messenger – com.recollect.linkus

Premium texting – com.premium.put.trustsms

Smart Posts com.toukyoursms.timemessages

Text Emoji SMS – messenger.itext.emoji.messenger

Blood Pressure Checker – com.bloodpressurechecker.tangjiang

Funny Keyboard – com.soundly.galaxykeyboard

Memory Silent Camera – com.silentmenory.timcamera

Custom Theme Keyboard – com.custom.keyboardthemes.galaxy

Light Messages – com.lilysmspro.lighting

Photo Keyboard Themes – com.themes.bgphotokeyboard

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

Messenger Chat Themes – com.relish.messengers

Instant Messenger – com.sbdlsms.crazymessager.mmsrec

Nice keyboard – com.colate.gtemekeyboard

Emoji Keyboard Fonts – com.zemoji.fontskeyboard

Mini PDF scanner – com.mnscan.minipdf

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

Creative Emoji Keyboard – com.whiteemojis.creativekeyboard.ledsloard

Fancy SMS – con.sms.fancy

Emoji Keyboard Fonts – 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 translators – myphotocom.allfasttranslate.translationtranslator

SMS Chat – com.maskteslary.messages

Smile Emoji – com.balapp.smilewall.emoji

Wow Translator – com.imgtop.camtranslator

Translate all languages ​​– com.exclusive.alltranslate

cool posts – com.learningz.app.cool.messages

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

SMS Text Chat – com.echatsms.messageos

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

Emoji Theme Keyboard – com.gobacktheme.lovelyemojikeyboard

iMessenger – start.me.messenger

Text SMS – com.ptx.textsms

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

Rich thematic message – com.getmanytimes.richsmsthememessenge

Quick chat message – messages.qtsms.messenger

Advanced SMS – com.fromamsms.ataadvancedmmsopp

Professional courier – com.akl.smspro.messenger

Classic game messenger – com.classcolor.formessenger.sic

Style post – com.istyle.messagesty

Private game messages – com.message.game.india

Timestamp camera – already.taken.photobeauty.camera.timestamp

Social Post – com.colorsocial.message.

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

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