If You Have These 17 Malicious Android Apps on Your Phone, Uninstall Them

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Android users, if you’ve installed some apps that look mysterious or have copied designs or descriptions that claim to perform certain functions that you want other regular apps not able to do (eg. For: Apps like Call Recorder), beware! Such apps may provide you the solution, as claimed in the description of the app, but they can also secretly push the dropper into your Android phone. These droppers can steal your personal information and compromise your privacy.

These Malicious Apps Might Be Using DawDropper

According to trend Micro Research on the Dropper or Dropper-as-a-Service (DaaS) model, some apps that were recently found to be malicious, were using this model. If you have installed such apps, they may be stealing your personal data. This includes information such as text messages, which can be OTPs, passwords, banking information and more.

Before we take a look at all the apps recently discovered by the firm, let’s look at how these apps can get at your personal information and help hackers put malware on your device.

Some of the unique or cloned apps you’ll find on Google’s PlayStore for Android come with a malicious dropper. These droppers then facilitate malware installation processes and also help cyber criminals to spread malware.

Having said that, don’t install any app that promises to do something extraordinary, or as simple as clearing the phone RAM. Here is a complete list of 17 malicious apps that you might have installed on your phone.

  1. Call Recorder

  2. Rooster VPN

  3. Super Cleaner

  4. Document Scanner

  5. Universal Saver Pro

  6. Eagle Photo Editor

  7. Call Recorder Pro+

  8. Extra Cleaner

  9. CryptoUtils

  10. Fix Cleaner

  11. Universal Saver Pro (New Version)

  12. Lucky Cleaner

  13. Just In: Video Motion

  14. Document Scanner Pro

  15. Conquer the Darkness

  16. Simple Cleaner

  17. Unicc QR Scanner

Fortunately, these apps have been reported to be removed by Google, but they may still be on your phone. If you have them on your device, delete them immediately.

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