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Google removes 17 apps from Play Store; Apps were stealing users Data

The biggest of news of this time is coming from Google. Google has removed 17 malicious apps (infected with malware) from the Play Store. All these apps are infected with Joker malware.

Yogita S.

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Published on 28 Sep 2020 11:03 AM GMT

Google removes 17 apps from Play Store; Apps were stealing users Data
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New Delhi: The biggest of news of this time is coming from Google. Google has removed 17 malicious apps (infected with malware) from the Play Store. All these apps are infected with Joker malware.

Zscaler ThreatLabZ researchers have discovered the latest Joker malware apps. Let us know that these apps somehow find a way to be present on the Google Play store, while their monitoring is always on. These malicious apps can harm users by stealing their data.

17 apps removed by Google Play Store:

By the way, Google regularly removes malicious apps from the Play Store. Play store apps are always monitored. According to the information received, these 17 apps removed from the Play Store have been downloaded about 1,20,000 times.

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Apps were stealing users Data:

Most of these are scanner apps. Apart from this, some messaging apps and photo editors are also included in this list. When Google was informed about these apps, the company removed these apps from the Play Store.

Now anyone will not be able to download these apps again. But if these apps are present in your phone then you can uninstall them.

These Apps removed:

One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator

Meticulous Scanner

Care Message

Desire Translate

Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus

Part Message

All Good PDF Scanner

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Direct Messenger

Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message

Tangram App Lock

Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons

Private SMS

Blue Scanner

Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF

All Good PDF Scanner

Style Photo Collage

Paper Doc Scanner

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According to information Google has been working in a systematic way to remove these malicious apps and these apps are under the unique category 'Bread'. As soon as it detects a malware, it removes it immediately.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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