Android users are alerted because 9 million handsets are infected by malware that & # 39; monitors your screen & # 39;

Android users insisted on removing 85 suspicious apps, as 9 million handsets turn out to be INFECTED with malware for screen monitoring

  • More than nine million people would have been affected via 85 apps
  • They install adware on a user's phone that displays screens and advertisements
  • Cyber ​​security experts Trends Micro urged people to remove the apps
  • Games and apps really look and can be found in the Google Play Store
  • Google suspended all apps when they became aware of the malware issues

Joe Pinkstone for Mailonline

Android users are alerted to remove 85 apps that infect a device and install malware.

More than nine million people are believed to have been affected.

The scam peppers are victims with adware and guard their screens to make money for the scammers.

The games and apps are just as authentic and can be found in the Google Play Store, and offer an appearance of legitimacy to unsuspecting users.

Cyber ​​security experts have encouraged people to immediately remove the apps.

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The games and apps are just as authentic and can be found in the Google Play Store, and offer an appearance of legitimacy to unsuspecting users. Cyber ​​security experts have encouraged people to immediately remove the apps

The games and apps are just as authentic and can be found in the Google Play Store, and offer an appearance of legitimacy to unsuspecting users. Cyber ​​security experts have encouraged people to immediately remove the apps

Android users are alerted to remove 85 apps (photos & # 39; s) that infect a device and install malware. More than nine million people are believed to have been affected

Android users are alerted to remove 85 apps (photos & # 39; s) that infect a device and install malware. More than nine million people are believed to have been affected

Android users are alerted to remove 85 apps (photos & # 39; s) that infect a device and install malware. More than nine million people are believed to have been affected

Trend Micro found that the apps, despite the appearance, are not legitimate.

They take the guise of games, TV apps, news apps or remote apps, but it's a front for the vicious software that attacks your device.

One of the apps, Easy Universal TV Remote, promises to operate a TV with the smartphone, but it contains the malicious software.

It has been downloaded more than five million times.

Many of the faux apps are riddled with bad reviews and reveal that the games are not working properly and crash repeatedly, a sign that the download is a sham.

The ads denounce users with ads and are notoriously difficult to swipe away or click.

They are also designed to work in the background, clearing the battery, data and processing power.

HOW TO PREVENT MALWARE DOWNLOAD?

A common advice for consumers to avoid downloading apps that are full of malware is to ensure that they only download apps directly from trusted sources.

These include the App Store and the Play Store.

However, malicious apps occasionally go through to these sites, so people have to be careful.

Apps with bad spelling and grammar are often a significant sign and therefore also an unknown developer.

Downloading reviews with different bad reviews often also indicates that it is probably a disguise for the malware.

One of the apps, Easy Universal TV Remote, promises to operate a TV with the smartphone, but it contains the malicious software. It has been downloaded more than five million times (photo)

One of the apps, Easy Universal TV Remote, promises to operate a TV with the smartphone, but it contains the malicious software. It has been downloaded more than five million times (photo)

One of the apps, Easy Universal TV Remote, promises to operate a TV with the smartphone, but it contains the malicious software. It has been downloaded more than five million times (photo)

Many of the faux apps are riddled with bad reviews and reveal that the games are not working properly and crash repeatedly, a telling sign that the download is a sham (photo)

Many of the faux apps are riddled with bad reviews and reveal that the games are not working properly and crash repeatedly, a telling sign that the download is a sham (photo)

Many of the faux apps are riddled with bad reviews and reveal that the games are not working properly and crash repeatedly, a telling sign that the download is a sham (photo)

It is all part of a broader plan to make money by advertising the owners of the game or app.

& # 39; This adware is capable of displaying full-screen ads, hiding itself, monitoring the screen unlock feature of a device and running in the background of the mobile device & # 39 ;, warned Trend Micro.

Since the research company has reported the findings to Google, the search giant has quickly suspended the fake apps from the Play Store & # 39 ;.

They are no longer available, but users are encouraged to remove them and remove them from their phones because they are still operational.

WHAT APPS ARE ACTUAL MALWARE?

Android users are alerted to remove 85 apps that infect a device and install malware.

More than nine million people are believed to have been affected.

The apps have now been removed from the Google Play Store, but must still be removed to protect the device.

The complete list is below:

SPORT TV

Prado Parking Simulator 3D

WorldTV

TV WORLD

CIty Extremepolis

American Muscle Car

Idle Drift

Offroad Extreme

Remote control

Moto Racing

Remote control

สถานี โท ทัศน์ ทัศน์ ะ ะ ะ ไทย ไทย ไทย

A / C Remote

Bus driver

Trump Stickers

Love Stickers

TV AND ESPAÑOL (com.ankanetwork.planetatierra)

Christmas Stickers

Parking game

TV AND ESPAÑOL (com.yinyang.tux)

TV IN SPANISH

Brasil TV

Nigeria TV

WORLD TV

Driving Drift Autorace

TV BRASIL

BRASIL TV

Golden apps

TV IN ENGLISH

Racing in car 3D game

Mustang Monster Truck Stunts

TDT España

Brasil TV

Challenge Car Stunts Game 3D

Prado Car

UK TV

POLSKA TV

Universal TV remote control

Bus Simulator Pro

USA TV

Collage with photo editor

Televisão do Brasil

CHILE TV

Spanish TV

Kisses Stickers

Prado Parking City 3D

SPORT TV

Pirate Story

Extreme Trucks

Canais de TV do Brasil

Prado Car

TV Spanish

Ελλάδα Τηλεόραση

Canada TV channels

Prado Parking

3D racing

Remote control

USA TV

GA Player

Real Drone Simulator

PORTUGAL TV

SPORT TV

SOUTH AFRICA TV

Monster Truck 3D

ITALIA TV

Vietnam TV

Films Stickers

Police chase

South Africa TV (com.goldapp.selfie.editor)

South Africa TV (racingcar.game3d.champions)

Garage door remote control

Race car 3D

Photo Editor Love Frames

TV LIST

TV Colombia

Race car 3D game

World TV

FRANCE TV

Hearts Stickers

РОССИЯ ТВ

TV of the World

WORLD TV

ESPAÑA TV

TV IN ENGLISH

TV World Channel

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