Alert malware! 19 apps you have to delete right now

Google has withdrawn a total of 19 apps from the Play Store that were programmed to trick users.

Over time it has been revealed that hundreds (or thousands) of apps on the Google Play Store have been removed for being malicious, a problem that the Mountain View company does not seem to be able to eradicate. Even a study already pointed out that at least 7% of apps on the Play Store have back doors. Now, a new malware alert has been released, and these are the 19 apps you have to delete right now to avoid disappointment.

Android malware situation is not new, but it seems increasingly difficult to avoid this type of danger from Google Play. This time Google has withdrawn 19 applications from its store of apps being convicted of rampant and fraudulent ad insertion behavior, even after being warned about their actions. A White Ops report has released the names of these 19 applications that you should delete right now from your phone, something that you will have to do manually, since they are malware.

Google Play Store, new design of 2019

Google Play Store on an Android smartphone.

Applications that, as indicated in said report, have more than 3.5 million downloads among them all. However, the worst of this situation is that these apps are programmed to trick users Making them believe that they don’t work or can’t be installed correctly on their smartphone, removing their own startup icons shortly after downloading them to make the uninstallation process absurdly difficult.

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Google withdraws 19 apps from the Play Store for malware

Dark theme on Google Play Store

This is what the dark theme looks like in the Google Play Store.

On the other hand, the objective of these applications is also bombard users with lots of ads, in addition to diverting web traffic to, say, shady portals. Of course, the report does not make any mention that this malware attacks the integrity of personal information or financial data of users, but does not mean that all these apps should be deleted:

  • Auto Picture Cut
  • Color Call Flash
  • Square Photo Blur
  • Square Blur Photo
  • Magic Call Flash
  • Easy Blur
  • Image blur
  • Auto Photo Blur
  • Photo blur
  • Photo Blur Master
  • Super call screen
  • Square Blur Master
  • Square Blur
  • Smart Blur Photo
  • Smart Photo Blur
  • Super call flash
  • Smart Call Flash
  • Blur Photo Editor
  • Blur Image

A list that reflects that the vast majority of these applications are found disguised as photo editors, but they are actually malware. Therefore, check if you have any of these apps installed on your mobile device and, if you have them, run to delete them to keep your smartphone free and safe.

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