Google has removed more than thirty famous applications from the Google Play Store recently, so it is wise to take care if you have downloaded any of these applications on your smartphone.
Where Google discovered that these programs have the ability to flood users with unwanted ads, in addition to conducting redirects to browse websites without even clicking on the link.
These malicious applications full of advertising programs were discovered by a team at "White Ups" company specialized in cyber security, which believes that a criminal group was behind these programs.
These fraudsters began uploading apps, specifically designed to target the beauty and selfie market, to Google Play in January 2019.
During the initial period of downloading these applications, the Google Protection Service deleted most of them only a few weeks after downloading them, and most of these applications lasted for only 17 days before they were banned, according to White UPS.
But despite its short life on the Google Play Store, the apps have managed to get over 500,000 downloads making the attack very dangerous. To make matters worse, fraudsters changed their tactics in September 2019.
Their new threats became possible either by hiding the malicious code or deleting it altogether, which meant that it was able to bypass Google's protection. Bad advertising programs can be re-enabled with a simple update, which is why Google has now removed all similar apps from its store even though many of them appear to be clean.
A total of 38 apps were deleted from the Play Store, but during the time they were on the App Store a total of 20 million downloads.
Below is a list of all deleted apps, according to White Opus Cybersecurity, and said, "If you have installed any of them on your phone we recommend that you remove them immediately":
Yoroko Camera - INSTALLS 100,000
Solu Camera - INSTALLS 500,000
Lite Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Beauty Collage Lite - INSTALLS 500,000 -
Beauty & Filters Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Photo Collage & Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 100,0000
Beauty Camera Selfie Filter - INSTALLS 10,000
Gaty Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 500,000
Pand Selife Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 50,000
Catoon Photo Editor & Selfie Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Benbu Selife Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Pinut Selife Beauty Camera & Photo Editor - INSTALLS 1 million
Mood Photo Editor & Selife Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 500,000
Rose Photo Editor & Selfie Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Selife Beauty Camera & Photo Editor - INSTALLS 100,000
Fog Selife Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 100,000
First Selife Beauty Camera & Photo Editor - INSTALLS 5000,000
Vanu Selife Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 100,000
Sun Pro Beauty Cameraa - INSTALLS 1 million
Funny Sweet Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 500,000
Little Bee Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Beauty Camera & Photo Editor Pro - INSTALLS 1 million
Grass Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Ele Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Flower Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 100,000
Best Selfie Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Orange Camera - INSTALLS 500,000
Sunny Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 1 million
Pro Selfie Beauty Camera - INSTALLS 500,000
Selfie Beauty Camera Pro - INSTALLS 1 million
Elegant Beauty Cam-2019 - INSTALLS 50,000