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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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Paytm was removed from the Google Play Store yesterday for violating the rules. But there is good news for users that Paytm has returned to the Google Play Store. Now Android users can download Paytm conveniently. The Paytm has shared this information through its Twitter account.

Paytm, which shares information through its Twitter account, has said that Paytm is back on the Google Play Store. Explain that previously, the company had given information on Twitter that Paytm is not available to download for some time and also assured users that they will be back soon.

Assurance is given to users

After being removed from the Google Play Store, Paytm said that we should come back soon and that its amount is completely safe. You can use Paytm easily. Explain that this app was removed from the Android platform only, while it was available for download on the Play Store.

Reason for the removal of the Paytm

After removing Paytm from the Google Play Store, Google reported via their blog that Paytm violated company rules. Google says that online casinos and other gambling apps cannot be used in India and it is against our policy. If someone does this, it is a violation of policy. Doing so removes the application from the Google Play Store. Due to the violation of this rule, Paytm has been prosecuted.

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