ANDROID users are being urged to check their smartphones after 8 popular apps were found to be hiding dangerous Joker malware.
There’s a fresh Android warning that’s just been announced and this is one you definitely don’t want to ignore.
Police in Belgium have confirmed that Google recently deleted eight apps from its Play Store with users now advised to remove them from their devices without delay.
These applications are all thought to contain the dangerous Joker malware which is capable of wreaking havoc on any phone it infects
Once installed, Joker has the ability to install hidden spyware and premium dialers onto devices, which can then sign-up unsuspecting users to expensive monthly subscription plans.
In the past, some victims have found themselves paying in excess of £240 a year for these fraudulent subscriptions.
In a post on its website, Belgium police said, “Warning! The Joker virus is back in the Android environment. This malware has been spotted in 8 apps from the Play Store which have meanwhile been withdrawn by Google, but if you have already installed one, remove it as soon as possible.
These are the apps removed by google :
— BitFunds – Crypto Cloud Mining
— Bitcoin Miner – Cloud Mining
— Bitcoin (BTC) – Pool Mining Cloud Wallet
— Crypto Holic – Bitcoin Cloud Mining
— Daily Bitcoin Rewards – Cloud Based Mining System
— Bitcoin 2021
— MineBit Pro – Crypto Cloud Mining & btc miner
— Ethereum (ETH) – Pool Mining Cloud
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