Google removes 85 dangerous apps from Android Play Store, make sure you don’t have them!

Written by Newsroom Staff January 10, 2019 09:14

New Delhi: Google has removed a total of 85 malicious apps from Play Store. It was done after security researchers found these apps to be a disguise of an adware family. These apps were available in the form of game, TV, and remote control simulator apps on the Android Play Store.

Here is the list of some of the malicious apps that you should not have on your phone:

— SPORT TV
— Prado Parking Simulator 3D
— TV WORLD
— City Extremepolis 100
— American Muscle Car
— Idle Drift
— Offroad Extreme
— Remote Control
— Moto Racing
— TV Remote
— A/C Remote
— Bus Driver
— Trump Stickers
— Love Stickers
— TV EN ESPAÑOL
— Christmas Stickers
— Parking Game
— TV EN ESPAÑOL
— TV IN SPANISH
— Brasil TV
— Nigeria TV
— WORLD TV
— Drift Car Racing Driving
— BRASIL TV
— Golden
— TV IN ENGLISH
— Racing in Car 3D Game
— Mustang Monster Truck Stunts
— TDT España
— Brasil TV
— Challenge Car Stunts Game
— Prado Car
— UK TV
— POLSKA TV
— Universal TV Remote
— Bus Simulator Pro
— Photo Editor Collage 1
— Spanish TV
— Kisses
— Prado Parking City
— SPORT TV
— Pirate Story
— Extreme Trucks
— Canais de TV do Brasil
— Prado Car 10
— TV SPANISH
— Canada TV Channels 1
— Prado Parking
— 3D Racing
— TV
— USA TV 50,000
— GA Player
— Real Drone Simulator
— PORTUGAL TV
— SPORT TV 1
— SOUTH AFRICA TV
— 3d Monster Truck
— ITALIA TV
— Vietnam TV
— Movies Stickers
— Police Chase
— South Africa TV
— Garage Door Remote
— Racing Car 3D
— TV
— TV Colombia
— Racing Car 3D Game
— World Tv
— FRANCE TV
— Hearts
— TV of the World
— WORLD TV
— ESPAÑA TV
— TV IN ENGLISH
— TV World Channel
— Televisão do Brasil
— CHILE TV

The issue was first reported by the security researchers at Trend Micro.

“This adware is capable of displaying full-screen ads, hiding itself, monitoring a device’s screen unlocking functionality, and running in the mobile device’s background,” said the researchers at Trend Micro in the blog.

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