Delete those creepy Android apps before they take full control of your phone and your money

Although Android users have probably grown accustomed lately to hearing about all sorts of threats to their mobile security and data privacy, learning not to panic every time a new virus is discovered, there are certainly different levels of danger associated with different malware spreading campaigns. And as scary as it sounds, the the latest such campaign identified by Trend Micro is arguably reaching the highest level.

Of course, if you still To download only the most popular apps from the Google Play Store with the most positive reviews and may even have gotten into the habit of regularly checking some of those reviews for the usual red flags, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about .

But if you’re the kind of adventurous (or, let’s be honest, carefree) user who regularly likes to try your luck on generic titles from little-known developers, you might want to pay close attention to the following list.

Here are the latest apps you should delete and avoid at all costs

  • call recorder
  • Rooster VPN
  • Super Cleaner – hyper and smart
  • Document Scanner – PDF Creator
  • Universal Saver Pro
  • Eagle Photo Editor
  • call recorder pro+
  • Extra cleaner
  • Encryption utilities
  • FixCleaner
  • Just now: video movement
  • lucky cleaner
  • Simplified Cleanser
  • Unicc QR scanner
  • Document Scanner Pro
  • conquer the darkness

Do you recognize any of these names? Immediately search for them on your phone and press the “uninstall” button. You can thank us later.

Distributed via Google Play (where else?) to an unknown number of Android users, these malicious applications are fortunately no longer in circulation (official), so they should no longer be able to add to their number of victims. ..unless you’re downloading from an alternate source, which you should never, ever, EVER do with any app.

As you can see, the advertised purpose of most of the highly invasive apps in the list above is quite similar…and broad, thus guaranteeing a large network in the search for innocent users who simply want their devices mobiles work faster. or perform tasks such as scanning documents, editing photos and recording calls with minimal effort and at no cost.

These applications could cost you serious money

Although free to download and seemingly harmless, DawDropper-infected apps like the ones listed above can wreak absolute havoc on your phones, violating just about every level of privacy and security you can think of.

Contact numbers, text messages, phone calls, usernames, passwords, PINs, financial information, etc. these apps can see, steal and use against you to do everything from closely monitor all your activities online to drain your bank account. to get full control and lock yourself out of your own Android device.

It’s certainly a little scarier than your usual adware or even fleeceware campaign, and unfortunately this “DawDropper” banking trojan isn’t an entirely new threat…and neither do we expect that it will disappear completely anytime soon.

Even though Google seems to have taken all necessary action against this particular set of rogue apps, quickly kicking them out of the Play Store when made aware of their dangerous behavior, there doesn’t seem to be anything the search giant can do to prevent other infected apps from surfacing again…and again…and again in the future.

The best way to protect yourself against these types of threats is to do your own research on each new app you plan to install, check their user reviews, their (advertised) purposes, the data they have access to ( official) and last but not least, the background (or lack thereof) of their developers. It can also be helpful to ask yourself if you really need that many apps on your phone when considering a new download.