When Android Apps Get Infected with Malware, What to Do About It

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techno.rentetan.com – Malware isn’t downloaded on purpose, yet spotting it in the wild might be more difficult than you think. Viruses and other malware are not enjoyable to deal with (some would say it bytes, if they were very funny). Viruses and malware that infect your Android phone can steal your data, cause problems, and deceive your phone into installing even more software. Malware isn’t downloaded on purpose, yet spotting it in the wild might be more difficult than you think. Fortunately, there are options for assistance available.

It’s an issue that Joker malware exists

Hackers prefer to attach Joker, a malicious piece of code to harmless apps in the Google Play Store, to their malicious apps. Even if you provide them access, they won’t immediately use it. The Joker malware will be installed on your device once they wait for a while. A “dropper” assault is what you’re seeing here.

Upon installation of Joker, it can sign you up for premium subscription services (which you won’t even realize unless you check your credit card statement) and/or send data from your device back to the hackers; contact information, text messages, and other important and sensitive information are all fair game in this scenario.

How to tell whether an app is a Joker?

As a result, you don’t have to rely on the fact that the software you’re about to download is free of the Joker. Just follow Tatyana Shishkova on Twitter. Kaspersky Lab’s Shishkova (@sh1shk0va) specializes in Android malware analysis. There are several active applications on the Play Store that are surreptitiously infected with the Joker virus that Shishkova posts about on her Twitter page.

Shishkova’s latest exposure is an app named “Volume booster Hearing Aid” as of the time of this writing. Although its name was capitalized, the program appeared to be a typical third-party app. Joker’s Android malware was found by Shishkova, who removed it from the Play Store.

The Play Store no longer appears to include any of the apps Shishkova had previously mentioned on Twitter, so you’d be wise to keep an eye on her account. It’s worth examining her feed to see whether any of your applications match those she’s previously recognized, even though the removal of the apps is welcome news.

Use caution when installing new applications

This is not the first time we’ve warned you about programs that include Joker virus, and we don’t expect it to be the last. Because of Joker’s skill in evading Google’s surveillance, hackers frequently find ways to get apps containing it into the Google Play Store. Check out an app’s credentials before you install it. Do you know how the reviews are going? Does it appear that the app has a specified function? Do the text and/or visuals in the ad make sense? Can it work properly with the permissions it’s requesting? These questions might save you a lot of time and money in the long run.