Play Store: Quickly uninstall these 21 Android applications, they hide malware!

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The Play Store is the target of new Android malware. Called HiddenAds, this malicious software is capable of displaying unwanted advertisements on the smartphone screens of its victims. The malware was spotted in the code of 21 apps on the Google store by Avast researchers.

This Monday, October 26, a new report published by Avast revealed the presence of 21 infected applications on the Play Store . In most cases, these are completely harmless mobile games. In total, the applications have been installed by eight million Internet users.

In the application code, Avast found the presence of HiddenAds, a malware designed to display pop-up pop-ups . With adware of this type, hackers quickly generate ad revenue. The hackers behind HiddenAds make advertisers believe that their advertisements are viewed by many users.

The list of 21 Android apps from the Play Store to urgently uninstall

To avoid being deleted by a disgruntled user, apps hide their icons from the smartphone’s home screen. Alerted by Avast, Google quickly removed the 21 apps from its Play Store. However, they are still present on the device of some users. If you have these apps in your device then delete them urgently via the Android application library:

  • Shoot Them
  • Crush Car
  • Rolling Scroll
  • Helicopter Attack – New
  • Helicopter Attack – NEW
  • Assassin Legend – 2020 NEW
  • Helicopter Shoot
  • Rugby Pass
  • Flying Skateboard
  • Iron it
  • Shooting Run
  • Plant Monster
  • Find Hidden
  • Find 5 Differences – 2020 NEW
  • Rotate Shape
  • Jump Jump
  • Find the Differences – Puzzle Game
  • Sway man
  • Money Destroyer
  • Desert Against
  • Cream Trip – NEW
  • Rescue Props

“Google is doing everything possible to prevent HiddenAds from entering the Play Store, but malicious apps continue to find new ways to disguise their true purpose, slipping onto the platform without Google’s knowledge,” warns Avast.

Information Source: This Blog Post From Avast