List of mobile apps currently infected with malware and malicious code

Like any technology, mobile apps can be infected with malicious code, or malware, intended to gain access to your mobile phone when you download the app. Although app stores do their best to prevent malicious apps from entering the store, monitor apps once they are included in the store and remove those they deem to be malicious, malware-infected apps. Malicious code and malware have proliferated and are an ongoing problem for users. An estimated 2% of the App Store’s top 1,000 apps are malicious, according to a report by the Washington Post.

According to the website The state of security“Three million Android users may have lost money and their devices were infected with spyware, after the official Google Play store was discovered to be distributing apps infected with a new family of malware. “

The Autolycos malware “spy on SMS messages, contact lists and device information, and subscribes unsuspecting users to expensive Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) services”. A list of affected apps includes: Funny Camera, Vlog Star Video Editor, Creative 3D Launcher, Wow Beauty Camera, Gif Emoji Keyboard, Freeglow Camera and Coco Camera. Another reason not to download a camera app.

hot hardware suggests users to remove a larger list of infested Android apps, which are part of the Android HiddenAds family, which have been installed over 10 million times:

“Here is an overview of the full list of apps that fall into the HiddenAds category…

  • Photo editor: beauty filter (gb.artfilter.tenvarnist)

  • Photo editor: retouch and crop (de.nineergysh.quickarttwo)

  • Photo editor: artistic filters (gb.painnt.moonlightingnine)

  • Photo Editor – Design Creator (gb.twentynine.redaktoridea)

  • Photo editor and background eraser (de.photoground.twentysixshot)

  • Photo & Exif Editor (de.xnano.photoexifeditornine)

  • Photo Editor – Filter Effects (de.hitopgop.sixtyeightgx)

  • Photo filters and effects (de.sixtyonecollice.cameraroll)

  • Photo Editor: Blur Image (de.instgang.fiftyggfife)

  • Photo Editor: Cut, Paste (de.fiftyninecamera.rollredactor)

  • Emoji Keyboard: Stickers and GIFs (gb.crazykey.sevenboard)

  • Neon Theme Keyboard (

  • Neon Theme – Android Keyboard (

  • Cashe Cleaner (

  • Fancy Loading (

  • FastCleaner: Cashe Cleaner (

  • Caller Skins – Caller Themes (

  • Funny Caller (

  • CallMe Phone Themes (

  • InCall: contact background (

  • MyCall – Call Personalization (

  • Caller theme (com.caller.theme.slow)

  • Caller theme (com.callertheme.firstref)

  • Funny Wallpapers – Live Screen (

  • Auto Wallpaper Changer 4K (de.andromo.ssfiftylivesixcc)

  • NewScrean: 4D Wallpapers (

  • Wallpapers and Backgrounds (de.stockeighty.onewallpapers)

  • Notes – reminders and lists ( »

Beware of these specific apps, but in general, research apps before downloading them, download only necessary apps, understand what data apps collect from you, and delete apps when you no longer use them.

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Casey J. Nelson