You should uninstall these 8 Android apps immediately
Note that none of the apps we are talking about are currently listed in the Play Store because Google has removed them. They were available in Southwest Asia and the Arabian Peninsula, but McAfee’s report removed them.
The apps in question had over 700,000 installs before they were deleted. This put a number of people in a rather poor position as all of the apps in question have a serious malware issue.
Immediately uninstall these 8 apps, if they are on your phone
Before we start talking about the malware itself, check out the list below, where you can see the apps we’re talking about. Again, they are no longer accessible through the Play Store.
The applications in question are:
These apps were disguised as photo editors, wallpaper apps, puzzle apps, keyboard skins, and other camera-related apps. The apps were clean when they were first submitted to the Play Store, but the malicious code was added later.
They are infected with malware called “Etinu”
McAfee refers to the malware in question as “Etinu”. It is quite similar to another malware family called “Joker”. They work the same as they hijack text messages and make unauthorized purchases.
Now these apps are no longer in the Play Store, but if you still have them on your phone, that’s a huge problem. If any of the mentioned apps are on your phone, uninstall it immediately. Having them on your device could cost you a lot of money, and the problem won’t go away until they are deleted from your phone.