7 dangerous applications Google has just removed from Play Store

Malwares infecting smartphones is a recurring problem. Every now and then a set of apps get affected as malware somehow squirm their way inside the system. Recently, a new malware has hit the Android Google Play Store as part of a few utilities apps.

SophosLabs has detected the Andr/HiddnAd-AJ malware that after a certain time, bombard the users with ads. However, these ads are not harmless. As per SophoLabs, this malware not only pops up advertising web pages, but can also sends Android notifications that include clickable links, to lure you into generating ad revenue for the criminals.

Here are six such apps:

QR Code Free Scan

QR Code Free Scan

Minimum downloads: 500,000

Maximum downloads: 1,000,000

 

QR Code Scanner Pro

QR Code Scanner Pro

Minimum downloads: 100,000

Maximum downloads: 500,000

 

QR Code Scan Best

QR Code Scan Best

Minimum downloads: 100,000

Maximum downloads: 500,000

 

QR Code / Barcode Free Scan

QR Code Barcode Free Scan

Minimum downloads: 50,000

Maximum downloads: 100,000

QR & Barcode Scanner

QR Barcode Scanner

Minimum downloads: 10,000

Maximum downloads: 50,000

Smart compass

Smart compass

Minimum downloads: 1,000

Maximum downloads: 5,000

 

Smart QR Scanner and Generator

Smart QR Scanner and Generator

Minimum downloads: 500

Maximum downloads: 1000

 

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