Joker Virus Is Attacking Android Phones Again, Uninstall These 14 Infected Apps Now - Technical Sacred

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Joker 'virus' back on Google Play Store, is hiding in these 14 Android apps

What Is joker Virus? 

Belgian Police recently warned Android app users about the return of the 'Joker' virus. One of the most persistent viruses, Joker attacks Android devices and hides itself in various apps on the Google Play Store. The Joker virus is known to steal information from the victim’s device via SMS messages, contact list, and device info. Since it is a Trojan, it silently interacts with advertisement websites and also subscribes the victim to premium services without their knowledge. These subscription services start extracting money from the victim's bank account. 

"You risk a big surprise at the end of the month in your bank account or on your credit card," said the Belgian police, warning of the app as it subscribes the affected Android user to paid services, usually Premium ones without them actually getting to know.

How It's Work? 

According to the Quick Heal report, at launch, these applications ask for notification access, which is used to get notification data. The application then goes on to take SMS data from notification, and asks for Contacts access. When the access is provided, the app makes and manages phone call permission. After that, it continues to work without showing any visible malicious activity to the user.

1.Now QRCode Scan

This app claims to turn mobile phone into professional multi-function barcode scanner.

2.EmojiOne Keyboard

Another keyboard app, it has gesture inputs, cloud prediction and voice input.

3.Dazzling Keyboard

The app is for those looking for personalised keyboard.

4.Battery Charging Animation Wallpaper

This one will tell you when your battery is fully charged, aim is that you can unplug your phone/tablet.

5.Super Hero-Effect

This is a special effects app. Get fire, lighting, energy and laser effects.

6.Super-Click VPN

It is a free VPN app. Removed from Google Play Store, APK files are available.

7.Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer

This one is a volume booster equaliser app for Android. It claims to improve quality of your Android phones.

8.Classic Emoji Keyboard

The app claims to offer 3000-plus emojis.

9.Halloween Coloring

The app is a Halloween coloring game.

10.Smart TV Remote

Smart TV Remote is a universal TV remote app on Google Play.

11.Easy PDF Scanner

This one is a PDF scanner.

12.Flashlight Flash Alert on Call

This is one of those flash light alert apps that show alert during calls and SMS.

13.Battery Charging Animation Bubble Effects

This one shows cool animation effects while charging your battery.

14.Volume Boosting Hearing Aid

As the name suggests, the app can make your smartphone work as a hearing aid.

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