Every so often Google identifies apps which contain malicious code on it’s Play Store and removes them with immediate effect. The trouble is, it’s up to bloggers like AndroidPCSuite.com to help spread the word to Android users who may have the apps already installed on their device.
The 11 apps are considered to be malicious thanks to a small piece of code change that can subscribe users to premium services without their knowledge or consent.
Researchers from Check Point have warned about the 11 apps that can infect your smartphone with dangerous malware, branded ‘Joker’.
Researchers explained: “Joker, one of the most prominent types of malware for Android, keeps finding its way into Google ’s official application market as a result of small changes to its code, which enables it to get past the Play store’s security and vetting barriers.
“This time, however, the malicious actor behind Joker adopted an old technique from the conventional PC threat landscape and used it in the mobile app world to avoid detection by Google.”
The 11 apps to remove from your device with immediate effect are listed below: