Google, Malicious Android App

Check your Android apps if you installed these 36 Malicious Apps from Google Play Store

Google Play store Malware

Doctor Web, a Russian anti-malware company, identified a new group of malicious applications in the Google Play Store. It is reported to have been downloaded around 10 million times; if you discover these applications on your phone, it is strongly advised that you uninstall them as quickly as possible.

Malicious programs on the list include widely used applications throughout the globe such as photo editing, virtual keyboards, system optimization, wallpaper changer, user interface theme, and notes/list app.

As per the report, all of the mentioned applications had secondary purposes, such as stealing social network accounts, giving users invasive adverts, or signing them up for premium services without their knowledge.

Some of the apps utilized the Android Joker Malware, which executes unauthorized code and automatically subscribes users to premium services. Poco Launcher, 4k Pro Camera, and Heart Emoji Stickers are the apps in question.

Doctor Web has already reported the malicious apps, but some of them, such as “Yoga-For Beginner to Advanced,” are still available on Google Play.

The following is the list of the 36 malicious apps; for additional details, please see Doctor Web Article:

  • Photo Editor: Beauty Filter (gb.artfilter.tenvarnist)
  • Photo Editor: Retouch & Cutout (de.nineergysh.quickarttwo)
  • Photo Editor: Art Filters (gb.painnt.moonlightingnine)
  • Photo Editor – Design Maker (gb.twentynine.redaktoridea)
  • Photo Editor & Background Eraser (de.photoground.twentysixshot)
  • Photo & Exif Editor (de.xnano.photoexifeditornine)
  • Photo Editor – Filters Effects (de.hitopgop.sixtyeightgx)
  • Photo Filters & Effects (de.sixtyonecollice.cameraroll)
  • Photo Editor : Blur Image (de.instgang.fiftyggfife)
  • Photo Editor : Cut, Paste (de.fiftyninecamera.rollredactor)
  • Emoji Keyboard: Stickers & GIF (gb.crazykey.sevenboard)
  • Neon Theme Keyboard (com.neonthemekeyboard.app)
  • Neon Theme – Android Keyboard (com.androidneonkeyboard.app)
  • Cashe Cleaner (com.cachecleanereasytool.app)
  • Fancy Charging (com.fancyanimatedbattery.app)
  • FastCleaner: Cashe Cleaner (com.fastcleanercashecleaner.app)
  • Call Skins – Caller Themes (com.rockskinthemes.app)
  • Funny Caller (com.funnycallercustomtheme.app)
  • CallMe Phone Themes (com.callercallwallpaper.app)
  • InCall: Contact Background (com.mycallcustomcallscrean.app)
  • MyCall – Call Personalization (com.mycallcallpersonalization.app)
  • Caller Theme (com.caller.theme.slow)
  • Caller Theme (com.callertheme.firstref)
  • Funny Wallpapers – Live Screen (com.funnywallpapaerslive.app)
  • 4K Wallpapers Auto Changer (de.andromo.ssfiftylivesixcc)
  • NewScrean: 4D Wallpapers (com.newscrean4dwallpapers.app)
  • Stock Wallpapers & Backgrounds (de.stockeighty.onewallpapers)
  • Notes – reminders and lists (com.notesreminderslists.app)
  • 4K Pro Camera
  • Chat Online
  • Heart Emoji Stickers
  • Pista – Cartoon Photo Effect
  • Poco Launcher
  • Water Reminder- Tracker & Reminder
  • Yoga- For Beginner to Advanced
  • YouToon – AI Cartoon Effect