The Joker virus has re-targeted eight new Android apps. This malware steals a lot of data of users including SMS, contact list, device info, OTP and more.
The dreaded clown virus has once again started troubling Android apps. Earlier in July 2020, after the Joker virus targeted more than 40 Android apps available on the Google Play Store post, Google had to remove the affected apps from the Play Store.
This time again, the Joker virus has re-targeted eight new Android apps. Malware virus steals users’ data including SMS, contact list, device info, OTP and much more.
There are eight apps infected with Joker virus – Auxiliary Message, Fast Magic SMS, Free CamScanner, Super Message, Element Scanner, Go Message, Travel Wallpaper and Super SMS. All these apps have been removed from the play store by Google but if the apps remain on the user’s device, then the effect of the virus will remain. So if you have any apps installed on your phone, then you should remove them immediately.
Joker is a malware Trojan that mainly targets Android users. Malware interacts with users through apps. Google removed 11 Joker-infected apps from the Play Store in July and 34 in October of the same year. According to cyber security film Zcaler, there were over 120,000 downloads of malware apps.
Some of the apps infected with Joker virus include All Good PDF Scanner, Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message, Unique Keyboard with fancy fonts and free emoticons, Tangram App Lock, Direct Messenger, Private SMS, One Sentence Translator Multifunctional Translator, Style. If you are still using any of these apps, you should remove it from your phone.