These 4 Google Play Store apps have malware and should be uninstalled as soon as possible

Spread the love

These apps slow down the phone by opening many browser tabs in the background, directing the user to phishing websites

< i class="i-share-btn sms">

These 4 Google Play Store apps have malware and should be uninstalled as soon as possible

Applications malicious that should be removed from an Android device. (Photo: UNAM-CERT)

These are four maliciousapplications that have slipped into Google Play Store, which they take care of Bluetooth and Wifi connections, and it is important that they be immediately removed from any cell phone with Android operating system.

And it is that as the malwarebytes research team points out, the developer called Mobile Apps Group has detected four Bluetooth-related malicious programs that any Infobae reader may have downloaded in recent days: programs that open many tabs in the background that lead to phishing sites.

As you know, thanks to the Android ecosystem and also to the Apple store where you can download applications for an iPhone , the user has access to all kinds of applications and the hackers who try to sneak their malicious applications into the big technology companies know it very well.

Whether use the Apple app store or app storeGoogle, the truth is that Android or iPhone devices should be alert when downloading any type of applications and unfortunately, Google has suffered four of these malicious programs.

< p class="paragraph">How do these malicious apps work on an Android phone

The most worrying thing is that there are more than a million downloads between the four applications, so it is possible that one of the four fraudulent apps has one or another reader. Each hides a malware called HiddenAds and first adopts a passive strategy to trick the user.

This means that for the first few days of installation, nothing happens and it works perfectly. But after a few days, it automatically starts opening Google Chrome web browser in the background, which leads to phishing sites.

Not only slows down the deviceby opening many tabs in the background, but there is also a risk that you may interact with these phishing sites.

These 4 apps from Google Play Store have malware and should be uninstalled as soon as possible

Malware in Android apps. (photo: Pexels)

These are the applications that should be removed immediately

All these applications have already been removed from the Google Play Store, but it is better to be safe than sorry, which is why Infobae recommends Every reader should make sure they haven't downloaded before they are removed from the app store:

– Bluetooth Auto Connect.

– Bluetooth App Sender.

– Driver : Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB.

– Mobile streaming: smart switch.

These 4 Google Play Store apps have malware and should be uninstalled as soon as possible

Bluetooth Auto Connect. (photo: APKCombo)

As you can see, these are apps that deal with Bluetooth, also USB and Wifi, so it's worth checking the list of apps in settings right away.

If If you find any of these apps installed on your device, you should not only remove it immediately, but also run an antivirus.

These are the most downloaded games on the Google Play Store

Android has a wide variety of applications in its store, but despite the social networkswhich have a wide dominance among downloads (at least between August this year and this beginning of November), games always have a special place for users.

In the category of free games there are several old titles, but others more recent. Although most are casual experiences:

1. Ludo King

2. Subway Surfers

3. Candy Crush Saga

These 4 Google Play Store apps have malware and should be uninstalled as soon as possible

Candy Crush Saga. (photo: Google Play Store

4. Stumble Guys

5. Snake Lite

6. School Party Craft

7. Bridge Race

8. Gangster Crime, Mafia City

9. GT Car Stunts 3D

10.Save the Doge

Posted in Uncategorized