35 Apps may harm millions of Android devices, even yours

Malicious apps are a type of malware, which are viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other unwanted software, that gets secretly installed on your Android device! According to security research firm Bitdefender, 35 malicious apps on the Play Store with more than two million downloads combined. They are attempting to steal personal information and show unwanted ads.

These malware apps can be categorized into GPS apps photo filters to wallpapers. If you installed there on your phone from the list, you should surely uninstall that. They play secretly to not to be recognized. They have been particularly occupied the up tens or even hundreds of thousands of downloads each.

Android Malware Apps

Bitdefender, the best cyber security provider says, the apps “hide their presence on the device by renaming themselves and changing their icon, then start serving aggressive ads“. This is something unworthy some apps may conceal their presence by changing their name and app icon after they have been installed. The List below can help you to recognize the names of the Android Malware Apps.

  1. Walls light – Wallpapers Pack
  2. Big Emoji – Keyboard
  3. Grad Wallpapers – 3D Backdrops
  4. Engine Wallpapers – Live & 3D
  5. Stock Wallpapers – 4K & HD
  6. EffectMania – Photo Editor
  7. Art Filter – Deep Photo effect
  8. Fast Emoji Keyboard
  9. Create a Sticker for Whatsapp
  10. Math Solver – Camera Helper
  11. Photopic Effects – Art Filter
  12. Led Theme – Colorful Keyboard
  13. Keyboard – Fun Emoji, Sticker
  14. Smart Wifi
  15. My GPS Location
  16. Image Warp Camera
  17. Art Girls Wallpaper HD
  18. Cat Simulator
  19. Smart QR Creator
  20. Colorize Old Photo
  21. GPS Location Finder
  22. Girls Art Wallpaper
  23. Smart QR Scanner
  24. GPS Location Maps
  25. Volume Control
  26. Secret Horoscope
  27. Smart GPS Location
  28. Animated Sticker Master
  29. Personality Charging Show
  30. Sleep Sounds
  31. QR Creator
  32. Media Volume Slider
  33. Secret Astrology
  34. Colorize Photos
  35. Phi 4K Wallpaper – Anime HD

You can get some tips and tricks to minimize the risk to caught by the malware. You can initially start while removing permissions from apps you no longer use, wipe each app card to the side to discard (or use the X button to clear all apps if your version of Android supports it), and you might also opt to restart your phone, which may be quicker.

How to Avoid Malware on Android

Many things can be done to avoid being dominated by malicious apps. For example, check for any red flags before you download—many of the apps here have large numbers of downloads and no reviews. Also, be wary of apps that request too many permissions, especially the more intrusive permissions like the ability to draw over other apps.

These 35 Apps may harm millions of Android devices
These 35 Apps may harm millions of Android devices

Overall, while appreciating Play Store is pretty good at keeping out malware. But some apps like malware apps pull the wool over the eyes. Do share your experience if caught with some of the above in-content malware apps via @Samnews24 and also, stay tuned for more forever…

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