Six Android apps in the Google Play Store discovered as adware

By | August 28, 2019

Once again, adware has been discovered in the Google Play Store. Six Android applications were discovered that were downloaded a total of 280,000 times.

Android LogoThe adware applications Pics Art, Cut Out Pro, Blur Camera, Blur Editor, and Watermark would create a shortcut to “Game Center” after opening and show unwanted ads to Android users.

Lukas Stefanko, researcher of antivirus company ESET states on Twitter that after starting the applications, the adware hides the icon so that users cannot restart the adware.

It is not the first time that adware has been discovered in the Google Play Store, we wrote about it before. The problem seems to be getting bigger and bigger.

To prevent adware on your Android device, we recommend you install an antivirus application for Android.

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