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Google removes 85 Apps from Play Store with Adware

Google removes 85 apps from Play Store with adware


Security researchers at Trend Micro found 85 apps on Play Store that were hiding adware inside them.
Google was informed about these infected apps and has since removed them. "We found another example of adware's potential real-life impact on Google Play. Trend Micro detects this as AndroidOS_Hidenad.HRXH.

The report by the researchers said that all these apps were uploaded on the platform by different developer accounts and were signed by different digital certificates, however, they all exhibited similar behaviour and shared the same code.

According to the company, majority of the apps that were discovered were found to be disguised as photography as well as gaming apps and was downloaded over eight million times.


Super Selfie, Cos Camera, Pop Camera, and One Stroke Line Puzzle were the most popular among the 85 apps that were discovered by Trend Micro as being adware-infected.



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