Ads on your mobile? Surely the fault is one of these apps

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Up to 8 million devices have come to infect the apps discovered by TrendMicro, causing the appearance of ads and mobile advertising right and left. They are mostly photo or editing apps as well as Android games.

  

As revealed by the security firm, the following applications infected by adware they were being used by scammers to obtain economic benefits from the affected devices, showing advertising on the mobile even on the lock screen.

lock screen ads

If you are one of the affected users who stops seeing us on your mobile ads anywhere, anytime, you probably have one of the following apps installed on your mobile. We recommend you uninstall them immediately to end the problem.

  • Super Selfie
  • Cos Camera
  • Pop camera
  • One Stroke Line Puzzle
  • Background Eraser
  • Meet Camera
  • Pixel blur
  • Hi Music Play
  • One line stroke
  • Beautiful house
  • Blur Photo Editor
  • Cos Camera
  • Stylish Camera
  • Face camera
  • Beauty camera
  • Magic camera
  • Super Selfiecam
  • Beauty camera
  • Magic camera
  • One Stroke Line Puzzle
  • Owl Camera
  • Seals Camera
  • Selfie Artifact
  • Selfie Camera
  • Smash toy
  • Color house
  • Fast blur
  • Date Stamp Camera
  • Find Differences
  • Charm Camera
  • One line stroke
  • PIC Eraser
  • Sweet Selfie Toy Story
  • Blur Camera
  • Sweet camera
  • Color house
  • Meet Camera
  • Photo Background Eraser
  • Selfie Dog
  • Smart File Manager
  • Selfie Camera
  • Date Stamp Camera
  • Easy Camera Pro Connect Together Toy Blast
  • HD Video Player Selfie Dog
  • Seals Camera
  • Smash toy
  • Draw 1 Line
  • One stroke drawing
  • One Touch Draw
  • Background Changer
  • QR Code Scanner
  • Quick Blur
  • Blur master
  • Checkers Box
  • Face camera
  • Fashion camera
  • Toy blast
  • Perfect Camera
  • Easy Cemera
  • Find Differences
  • 361 Camera
  • Super camera
  • Video cut

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Already deleted, but not yet safe

In all recently quoted apps, have found up 85 advertising programs loaded into these apps, now available to download freely from Google Play Store. Most of them used photography or games as a hook to infect their victims' devices but it is not the only theme chosen for cybercriminals.

All applications have been removed immediately from the Android store shortly after TrendMicro reported its findings to Google but there may still be numerous users who have these apps installed on their phones, infecting them with ads without knowing where they come from.

advertising apps

Researchers have discovered that apps hide their real icon and create a shortcut icon instead but it is difficult to uninstall them from the home screen. The best thing is that you go to Android settings and, from the apps menu, uninstall any of these apps that show ads on mobile.

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