By James Scott/ DEC 6, 2022

As Soon as Possible, Remove these Malware Apps From Your Android

It's unfortunate how frequently we learn that apps on Google's platform contain malware (though they aren't the only ones who have this issue). Every time a new trojan is discovered, we are reminded to be cautious when downloading new apps.

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The recently discovered apps have a combined download count of over two million this time, indicating many devices have been affected.

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Cybersecurity The Play Store has a trojan called "Fast Cleaner & Cooling Master" that Doctor Web found. This app claims to be for OS optimization and will enhance Android performance on your smartphone

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Instead, the app displays advertisements on the victims' smartphones or uses those devices as proxy servers while secretly communicating with developers via AppMetrica Push SDK or Firebase Cloud Messaging.

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Third parties could send traffic through your device if the app were installed on your Android. Although not ideal, this app's less than 1,000 downloads don't constitute a significant malware outbreak.

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Doctor Web found additional trojans, though, that were used to load particular websites and communicated with their developers via Firebase Cloud Messaging.

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Three applications were found to be suitable in this case: "Volume, Music Equalizer" with 50,000 downloads, "Bluetooth & Wi-Fi & USB" driver with 100,000 downloads, and "Bluetooth device auto connect" with 1,000,000 downloads.

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