Daily Tech News, Interviews, Reviews and Updates

Google bans 11 more apps containing Joker Malware, remove these apps from your phone

Strengthening the move to make its platforms more secure for Android phone users, Google has banned as many as 11 apps from its Play Store that were associated with Joker malware. Check Point that deals with security solutions has said that the Joker Malware was found in all these apps that have been taken down by Google from the Play Store.

They have suggested users of these apps (name given at the end) uninstall them immediately. This malware could manage the users to subscribe for premium services without intimation and as they got inside these apps users had installed on their phone, they could not be detected by Google Play’s protection framework. Check Point has raised the alarm that the Joker malware is hard to detect by Google Play’s security features and as a result can very well make a comeback to the Play Store.

Full list of Android apps with Joker malware





com.cheery.message.sendsms (two different instances)






Google’s efforts to clean its Play Store from suspicious apps believed to deal in malpractices are not a new phenomenon. Earlier this month, the Alphabet-owned tech giant had removed 25 apps from the Google Play store for data theft and illegal handling of the users’ data, The suspension of those 25 apps was crucial as the overall downloads number of these apps were in excess of 2.34 millions-mark before Google finally decided to take them off from the play store. Google had taken that decision on a report from a French cybersecurity firm Evina.

The apps had a wide range of utility of their user base as they were launched as image editors, video editors, wallpaper apps, flashlight applications, file managers, and mobile games.

Readers like you help support The Tech Outlook. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. We cannot guarantee the Product information shown is 100% accurate and we advise you to check the product listing on the original manufacturer website. Thetechoutlook is not responsible for price changes carried out by retailers. The discounted price or deal mentioned in this item was available at the time of writing and may be subject to time restrictions and/or limited unit availability. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates Read More
You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More