Avast: millions infected by Android malware is active only after days




Researchers at antivirus company Avast found a new form of malware in Google Play that has been downloaded millions of times. These include a card game that looks legitimate at first, but after thirty days exhibits malicious behavior.

Play Store The Avast researchers discovered thanks to a tip that triggers include card game Durak after thirty days adware. This would be a new tactic, malware creators. Phone Owners know because after all those days probably no more when they installed something. It would therefore be difficult to determine the cause of the malware.

According to Avast brands phone owners only after a few days after installing Durak that something is wrong with their phone. There appears each time after unlocking an ad, which, for example, a warning is displayed. Then, the program asks for an act, says Avast. In some cases, it went according to the security company to install applications that masquerade as antivirus software.

Except Durak goes according to Avast for more apps, such as an IQ test app and on the history of Russia. Remarkably, they are in the Google Play Store, which means that Google approved them. By placing malware in the App Store could be affected potentially countless Android users. Incidentally, it is not the first time that malware in the App Store appears .


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