Google has removed 17 Android apps infected with harmful Joker viruses..Learn the full list


The tech giant Google has removed 17 apps from Google Play StoreWhere these applications were first discovered by the research center Zscaler, as these applications were infected with the harmful Joker program, and this program was reportedly stealing details such as contact details, SMS messages and device information from the user’s phones.

List of infected apps removed:

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Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message

Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons

Tangram App Lock

Direct Messenger

Private SMS

One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator

Photo Collage Style

Meticulous Scanner

Desire Translate

Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus

Care Message

Part Message

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Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF

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According to a report by ZDNet, these have been uploaded Apps on Google Play Store about a month agoAnd while Google has deactivated these applications on the affected devices, users will still need to manually uninstall these applications from their mobile phones.

This is the third time that Google has removed applications infected with the harmful Joker program, as six of these applications were removed from the Play Store earlier this month, and in July 2020, Google removed another set of these harmful applications, while being Uploading such malicious apps to the Google Play Store using a technology called trains where a clone app with legitimate app functionality is developed.

While it requests access to dangerous permissions, it does not perform any harmful actions when it is run for the first time, and the report said: “Since malicious measures are usually delayed for hours or days, the security checks that Google performs do not capture the malicious code, and usually allow Google has listed the app on the Play Store.


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