Google bans the favored good TV app and now it is advisable delete it out of your telephone

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Owners of Android smartphones and tablets are warned again about dangerous apps that have sneaked into the Google Play Store. This time the alarm bells were rung via the Android apps “Smart TV remote control” and “Halloween Coloring”, with the former being downloaded at least 1,000 times from the Google Play Store. These dangerous Android apps were highlighted by Tatyana Shishkova, an Android malware analyst at Kaspersky. She said the apps were used to spread the infamous Joker malware.

First discovered in 2019, Joker has become a first choice for cyber crooks trying to scam unsuspecting Android users.

The dangerous trojan is extremely difficult for Google’s security systems to detect and can sign victims for expensive subscriptions.

These plans can cost Android users hundreds of pounds each month unless they discover something is wrong and cancel the bogus subscriptions they haven’t signed up for.

Earlier this week, Shishkova named and berated these apps on Twitter, telling users that the downloads were loaded with the Joker malware so they could avoid them.

The apps have since been removed from the Google Play Store, but if you downloaded the programs beforehand, you will need to remove the apps from your device.

The latest warning comes as Shishkova has highlighted a stream of Android apps on the Google Play Store over the past few weeks that were also loaded with the Joker malware.

These apps have now been pulled from the Google Play Store. But if you missed these warnings, then here are the apps you need to be careful about …

• Now QRcode scan – over 10,000 installations

• EmojiOne keyboard – over 50,000 installs

• Battery Charging Animations Battery Wallpaper – 1,000+ installs

• Stunning Keyboard – Over 10 installs

• Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer – Over 100 installations

• Superhero Effect – Over 5,000 installs

• Classic Emoji Keyboard – Over 5,000 installs

As always, one of the best ways to protect yourself from malware threats is to only use apps from trusted developers and avoid unknown app makers and downloads with a small number of reviews.

You can also sign up for an antivirus service for extra protection for your devices.

If you are looking for some virus protection, you should check out the cybersecurity offerings in this article below …

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