Detect 56 apps, many children, infected by virus of misleading advertising

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On the Android Help I remember, on countless occasions, that security in mobile phones is one of the aspects that more attention needs to be. At all levels, whether they are passwords, the protection of personal data, chats, or visual privacy. Even so, we are not exempt of the risk which is to download apps that may include this type of malware and not just apps unknown.

And is that from Check Point Software, a website that specializes in this type of affairs, has reported that a considerable amount of apps include a disturbing malware. This allows you to access independently to the advertising banners without us, the users, we are aware of. The virus, called ‘Tekya’, mimics that action as if a human being is involved, by accessing to mobile advertising, sites like Facebook or AppLovin’.

Careful with the apps child

The majority of the affected, have huge numbers of downloads, reaching millions of users that have decided to install them on your smartphone and without knowing the consequences. It does not mean that the developers of these apps are to blame directly, as that has been the malware that has infiltrated your software.

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To make matters worse, of the 56 apps that have been detected, almost half are of child theme, so that the goal of the malware is more twisted still. The range of titles is quite extensive, from apps with an educational purpose, puzzles and children’s, racing games or action. The rest, are focused to giving a utility, such as calculators, apps, cooking, or translators. As we can see, they are normal programs of the day-to-day, that do not show any suspicion, but is that ‘Tekya’ is undetectable to Google Play Protect.

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To mimic the actions of the users, generate clicks and therefore generate money through advertising, ‘Tekya’ uses the development MotionEvent to achieve this end. Luckily, the 56 applications have been removed from the Google store and don’t come back to cause more problems. However, it is another wake-up call to Google Play and to continue researching in the increase of more barriers against these malicious viruses.

List of all the apps with malware

Although they are removed from the store, it is important to publish what are the programs that have been infected by this malware, because many users may continue to use them on their devices. Then, the 56 apps with malware fraud advertising.

How to know if you’ve installed one of these apps with viruses

To check if you have installed, you just have to put any of these, just have to put this code in the navigation bar of any browser: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id= and then try the ones that you see in the pictures. If you are logged into your Google account, the button that accompanies all instead of “Install”, it will appear “Installed” and you already know that you must delete immediately.