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7 dangerous apps Google has just removed from Play Store

Malwares infecting smartphones is a recurring problem. Every now and then a set of apps get affected as malware somehow squirm their way inside the system. Recently, a new malware has hit the Android Google Play Store as part of a few utilities apps.

SophosLabs has detected the Andr/HiddnAd-AJ malware that after a certain time, bombard the users with ads. However, these ads are not harmless. As per SophoLabs, this malware not only pops up advertising web pages, but can also sends Android notifications that include clickable links, to lure you into generating ad revenue for the criminals.

Here are six such apps:

Note: SophosLabs notified Google about these malicious apps, and the company claims to have removed them from the Google Play store.
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QR Code Free Scan
Minimum downloads: 500,000

Maximum downloads: 1,000,000
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QR Code Scanner Pro
Minimum downloads: 100,000

Maximum downloads: 500,000

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QR Code Scan Best
Minimum downloads: 100,000

Maximum downloads: 500,000

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QR Code / Barcode Free Scan
Minimum downloads: 50,000

Maximum downloads: 100,000

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QR & Barcode Scanner
Minimum downloads: 10,000

Maximum downloads: 50,000
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Smart compass
Minimum downloads: 1,000

Maximum downloads: 5,000

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Smart QR Scanner and Generator
Minimum downloads: 500
Maximum downloads: 1000


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