Google removes 6 malicious apps with over 2 lakh downloads

Researchers at Pradeo spotted 6 malicious apps on Google Play Store with over 2 Lakh downloads, infected with the infamous Joker malware. The apps – Convenient Scanner 2, Safety AppLock, Push Message-Texting & SMS, Emoji Wallpaper, Separate Doc Scanner and Fingertip GameBox – are now deleted from Play Store but they’re still installed in users’ devices. Joker is a malicious bot that subscribes users to premium paid services without their consent.

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