Joker virus detected on 11+ new apps says Android malware analyst

The dreaded joker ‘virus’ targeting Android devices, which was last reported active in July this year, has resurfaced on the Google Play Store. Malware is known to hide in Android apps and is now detected in 14 apps. Tatyana Shishkova, the Android malware analyst at Kaspersky Labs, revealed the detection of this virus on Twitter.

Revealed by a tweet

A mobile security and threat analyst has shared the names of Android apps that are currently vulnerable to the highly dangerous ‘Joker’ virus in the Google Play Store. A recurring virus in the Android App Store, the Joker virus steals user data.

Dangerous joker virus has been detected on 14 apps and Android users are advised to check if any of them are installed and remove them immediately.

1. Smart TV Remote

2. Easy PDF Scanner app

3. Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer

4. Flashlight Flash Alert on Call

5. Volume Boosting Hearing Aid

6. Battery Charging Animation Bubble Effects

7. Now QRCode Scan

8. Super-Click VPN

9. Battery Charging Animation Wallpaper

10. Classic Emoji Keyboard

11. Dazzling Keyboard

12. EmojiOne Keyboard

13. Halloween Coloring

14. Super Hero-Effect

History of Joker Malware

Joker malware was first detected in 2017. Google has been fighting the growing attack on Android apps for a long time. The company also published a blog post in 2019 talking about its long battle with the Joker virus. Viral detection continues on more than a dozen apps over the years, which Google removes from its Play Store. This time also Google took the same step.

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