They detect dangerous adware in two popular applications to retouch photos on Android

by Kelvin
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You have to be especially careful with applications that we install on our mobile phone. Although Google Play strives to monitor the security of all apps and games, filters do not always manage to prevent malware to the maximum. And now, two applications with millions of downloads have infected malware on mobile phones for weeks.

The applications for retouching photographs are very popular and we always want to have perfect any image we make with the phone or go out especially handsome in the selfies. Taking advantage of this trend, the two applications infected with malware accumulated more than 1.5 million downloads in total on Google Play. The affected applications with Sun Pro Beauty Camera and Funny Sweet Beauty Selfie Camera Applications that come from China and that security researchers have detected as dangerous, with very advanced adware features that infected millions of mobile phones.

  

As they explain from ADSLZone, the applications requested a large number of permissions as soon as they were installed. Already in advance, distrust applications that ask you for all kinds of permissions that seem unnecessary. In the case of these, they asked you to record audio, that the application opened by itself when the mobile phone was turned on or that full screen ads could be displayed even if you were not using the app at that time. If you are asked for all these permissions when you install them, be suspicious immediately and look for an alternative.

As they explain from ADSLZone, the applications requested a large number of permissions as soon as they were installed. Already in advance, distrust applications that ask you for all kinds of permissions that seem unnecessary. In the case of these, they asked you to record audio, that the application opened by itself when the mobile phone was turned on or that full screen ads could be displayed even if you were not using the app at that time. If you are asked for all these permissions when you install them, be suspicious immediately and look for an alternative.

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Always keep in mind that you should check the permissions before installing a new application on your mobile phone. Check that what they ask for makes sense or distrust all those who ask you to record yourself, listen to you or open continuously without needing them.

As explained from the aforementioned medium, once you installed the applications, the icon appeared in the app drawer but once you opened it, the icon disappeared and you couldn't find it to uninstall them. Suspicious behaviors added to the continuous announcements on the mobile that made the alarms go off and detect that they were potentially dangerous. Also, on Google Play they were full of negative comments.

The Google app store You have already deleted both apps and cannot be downloaded anymore. They were reported a few weeks ago and removed from the store. But if you have these applications installed or it sounds like you have done so, go to your phone settings and "Applications" to find them among all the available ones and uninstall them immediately.

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