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Android Adware Pulled from Google Play Store

16 March 2019, 11:43 | Casey Mitchell

Android Adware Pulled from Google Play Store

Android Adware Pulled from Google Play Store

If you are using Aptoide, you can choose from a wide range of 30.000 apps, even offering you some that Google Play Store does not because those apps might violate the policies of Google.

Austria-based AV Comparatives warns that some of the security apps were so poorly engineered that they detected themselves as malware.

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The tests were repeated 2,000 times for each app, with 2,000 of the most common Android malware strains detected previous year. As noted on the latest Android Developers Blog, new apps icons for the Google Play Store will feature rounded corners and straight sides at the top and bottom. Things are the same when it comes to app security; Google has taken the steps needed to make sure apps aren't misbehaving through Google Play Protect, which monitors the apps on your phone independently of the operating system. You can check out the list of all the 250 apps tested at the results page.

Up to 150 million people using the SimBad adware for android on the Google Play Store facing a malware attack. With so many utterly hopeless Android anti-malware apps, AV-Comparatives recommends you stick to the well-known brands. Check Point also published a list containing the tainted apps showing package name, the app name and number of installations. It was found that only 23 apps detected 100 percent of the malware samples. The company installed the app, automated the phone to open a browser, download a malicious app and then install it. If the app is in the background and needs to get your attention quickly - such as for incoming calls or alarms - developers can use a high-priority notification and provide a full-screen intent.

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Some apps or features within an app may only need location while the app is being used. AV Comparatives says it found more apps this year doing this than it did during tests the organization conducted last year. They could also open 9Apps and Google Play Store and cause a user to participate in monetization schemes.

Use only trustworthy AV, not this garbage that after scan makes you uninstall nearly all of your apps because its nonsense detection rules.

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Researchers at Israeli cyber security firm Check Point have blown the whistle on a dodgy software development kit (SDK) that rendered hundreds of popular Android apps a threat to their users. Instead of masking malware as an anti-virus product, the questionable products did actually have anti-malware functions but at a much less effective level than the best AV products.



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