17 malicious applications were found in the Play Store. They display ads and can hide

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Once again, it turns out that the security of the official Android app store is not working well. Researchers from Bitdefender found 17 applications on Google Play, which after installation begin to hide their presence on the user's device and constantly display aggressive ads.

Malicious application developers have shown cunning. It turns out that the program waits 48 hours before hiding its presence on the device, so as not to look suspicious. In addition, the ads are displayed randomly at least 4 hours after installation.

These applications have been downloaded over 550,000 times. Fortunately, they are no longer available in the Play Store, they were switched to offline mode after Bitdefender informed Google.

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A list of malicious applications discovered by Bitdefender

So if you have on your device Car Racing 2019, 4K Wallpaper (Background 4K Full HD), Backgrounds 4K HD or any application from the list above, immediately remove her. To do this, go to the device settings and find the section Apps. Here is the list of installed items.

When installing games and tools from Google Play, be careful – read the reviews of other users before downloading. Possession is also a sensible solution antiviruswho can identify the suspicious code in time.

Source: Bitdefender