You must know about Joker malware. It was first identified in 2017. In 2019, Google posted a blog warning people in which it told how to avoid Joker malware. Now, this Joker malware is back again. Joker malware has been found in four Android mobile apps that have been downloaded by millions of users. Google has removed these four apps from the Google Play Store. Let’s know about these apps.
Joker malware has been found in four Android mobile apps that have been downloaded by millions of users. Google has removed these four apps from the Google Play Store. Let’s know about these apps.
Joker malware app names
Security researcher company Pradeo has given information about these apps. These apps have been identified as Smart SMS Messages, Blood Pressure Monitor, Voice Languages Translator, and Quick Text SMS. If you have any of these apps on your phone then you should delete them immediately. More than one lakh people have downloaded these apps. All these apps have joker malware.
All these apps were reading and storing all the notifications and messages coming on the users’ phones. The most important thing is that this malware does not leave its identity in the phone. In such a situation, no one even knows that there is malware on their phone.
What should you do now?
If you are also one of those 1 lakh people who have downloaded any one of these apps, then delete the app from the phone immediately. Apart from this, go to Google Play Store and go to the menu to check and cancel all subscriptions. If any such folder is visible in the phone’s file manager, about which you are not aware, then delete it too.
Cryptocurrency mining has become one of the hottest topics of discussion around the world these days and that’s exactly what hackers are using to attack Android mobile users. Using these apps, hackers are secretly installing malicious apps containing dangerous malware and adware.
Uninstall these apps right now
1) BitFunds – Crypto Cloud Mining
2) Bitcoin Miner – Cloud Mining
3) Bitcoin (BTC) – Pool Mining Cloud Wallet
4) Crypto Holic – Bitcoin Cloud Mining
5) Daily Bitcoin Rewards – Cloud-Based Mining System
6) Bitcoin 2021
7) MineBit Pro – Crypto Cloud Mining & BTC miner
8) Ethereum (ETH) – Pool Mining Cloud
Google has banned 8 dangerous apps on the Play store as hackers were using these apps to trick users and steal their personal information for personal gains. So, if you have them installed on your mobile phone, delete them immediately. Notably, all 8 banned apps are related to cryptocurrency mining.