Google gives special attention to its users on security and privacy and that is why the company regularly removes malicious apps from the Play Store. Tech giant Google has done the same again. Google has deleted a total of 17 apps infected with Joker malware from the Google Play Store. All these apps can be a threat to the security of users.

Zscaler security researcher Viral Gandhi has shared information about these 17 apps through a blog. Regarding Joker malware, the researcher says that it somehow finds a way to be present on the Play Store, while the company is always monitoring it.

According to the reported report, all these 17 apps can be used for SMS, contact, device information and signup for premium wireless application protocol. Most of these are scanner apps that are commonly used. Apart from this, the list of deleted apps also includes messaging and photo editing apps. Here we are giving the list of these 17 apps and if any of these apps are present in your phone, then uninstall it.

See the list of deleted 17 apps here

  1. All Good PDF Scanner
  2. Direct messenger
  3. Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message
  4. Tangram App Lock
  5. Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons
  6. Private SMS
  7. Style Photo Collage
  8. One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator
  9. Meticulous scanner
  10. Care message
  11. Desire Translate
  12. Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus
  13. Part Message
  14. Paper doc scanner
  15. Blue scanner
  16. Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF
  17. All Good PDF Scanner

Let me tell you that this is not the first time that Google has deleted malicious apps. Rather the company always monitors them and the work of filtering these apps goes on continuously. But despite these efforts of the company, this time the new variant of Joker malware was successful in breaking the security of Play Store.

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