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Remove these 210 Android Apps - They are Infected with Adware

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Security researchers from Check Point have discovered 210 infected Android apps packed with adware that could compromise your Android device. Check Point found malicious code called "Simbad" in 210 Android apps in the Google Play store that had been downloaded nearly 150 million times. The "SimBad" code is part of the new adware campaign and is hidden inside a software development kit (SDK) on these apps. Adware is a form of malware that installs itself on your device without you knowing and then displays ads.

Check Point's researchers said: "The infected apps are able to display background ads, open the browser to any page and download more malicious apps from either the Google Play store or a remote server." The new browser page can lead to phishing websites with pages that look real but are designed to trick people into revealing their login credentials. There is also code on the SDK that allowed the malicious app to delete its own icon, making it harder for victims to delete.

Check Point notified Google, and Google said the apps have been removed from the Play store. But, although Google has removed the apps, they are still installed on millions of Android devices. Therefore, if you have any of the infected apps listed below on your Android device, please remove or uninstall them.

The Infected Android Apps

  • Snow Heavy Excavator Simulator
  • Hoverboard Racing
  • Real Tractor Farming Simulator
  • Ambulance Rescue Driving
  • Heavy Mountain Bus Simulator 2018
  • Fire Truck Emergency Driver
  • Farming Tractor Real Harvest Simulator
  • Car Parking Challenge
  • Speed Boat Jet Ski Racing
  • Water Surfing Car Stunt
  • Offroad Wood Transport Truck Driver 2018
  • Volumen booster & Equalizer
  • Prado Parking Adventure
  • Oil Tanker Transport Truck Driver
  • Monster Truck Demolition
  • Hummer taxi limo simulator
  • Excavator Wrecking Ball Demolition Simulator
  • Offroad Gold Transport Truck Driver 2018
  • Sea Animals Truck Transport Simulator
  • Water Surfing Motorbike Stunt
  • Police Chase
  • Police Plane Transporter
  • Ambulance Driver Extreme Rescue
  • Hovercraft Racer
  • Cars Transport Truck Driver 2018
  • Motorbike Pizza Delivery
  • Heavy Excavator - Stone Cutter Simulator
  • Bottle shoot archery
  • Offroad buggy car racing
  • Garbage Truck - City trash cleaning simulator
  • Tanks Attack
  • Dinosaur Park - Train Rescue
  • Pirate Ship Boat Racing 3D
  • Flying taxi simulator
  • Jetpack Water
  • Volumen Booster
  • Animal Farming Simulator
  • Monster Truck
  • Offroad jeep car racing
  • Flying Car Stunts On Extreme Tracks
  • Tractor Farming 2018
  • Impossible Farming Transport Simulator
  • Volumen Booster
  • Mustang Rally Championship
  • Deleted Photo Recovery
  • Speed Boat Racing
  • Super Cycle Jungle Rider
  • My name on Live Wallpaper
  • Magical Unicorn Dash
  • Super Cycle Jungle Rider
  • Love Caller Screen
  • Racing Car Stunts On Impossible Tracks
  • Racing Car Stunts On Impossible Tracks 2
  • Urban Limo Taxi Simulator
  • Tractor Farming Simulator
  • Camper Van Driving
  • Bottle Shoot Sniper 3D
  • Full Screen Incoming Call
  • Beard mustache hairstyle changer Editor
  • Volumen Booster
  • girlfriend photo editor
  • Mobile Number Tracker & Locator
  • Garden Photo Editor
  • Fortune Wheel
  • Farming Transport Simulator 2018
  • OffRoad Tractor Transport
  • my name on live wallpaper
  • Flying Ambulance Emergency Rescue
  • Mustang Driving Car Race
  • Waterpark Car Racing
  • Impossible Tracks - Extreme Trucks
  • Flying Motorbike Stunts
  • Fire Truck Emergency Rescue - Driving Simulator
  • Heavy Snow Excavator Snowplow Simulator
  • Water Skiing
  • Women Make Up and Hairstyle Photo Maker
  • Mountain Bus Simulator
  • Van Pizza
  • Truck Transport and Parking Simulator
  • Hoverboard Racing Spider Attack
  • Motorsport Race Championship
  • Demolition Derby
  • Love Caller with love ringtones
  • House Transport Truck - Moving Van Simulator
  • Heavy Excavator Stone Driller Simulator
  • Super Cycle Downhill Rider
  • Extreme Rally Championship
  • Missile Attack Army Truck
  • Caller Location & Mobile Location Tracker
  • Mobile number locator
  • My name on Live Wallpaper
  • City Metro Bus Pk Driver Simulator 2017
  • Full Screen Incoming Call
  • Man Casual Shirt Photo Suit
  • American muscle car race
  • Offroad Nuclear Waste Transport - Truck Driver
  • Video and photo Guard
  • Mad Cars Fury Racing
  • High Wheeler Speed Race
  • Number Coloring
  • Camper Van Race Driving Simulator 2018
  • Unicorn Float - Speed Race
  • Dual Screen Browser
  • Harvest Timber Simulator
  • Hot Micro Racers
  • Lara Unicorn Dash
  • Wingsuit Simulator
  • com.foodtruck.driving.simulator
  • Food Truck Driving Simulator
  • Dog Race Simulator
  • SUV car - parking simulator
  • Phone Finder
  • Phone number locator
  • Gallery Lock
  • Secret screen recorder
  • Face Beauty Makeup
  • Christmas letters to santa and three wise man
  • Deleted Files recovery
  • Dual Screen Browser
  • Broken Screen - Cracked Screen
  • Garden Photo Editor
  • Modi Photo Frame 2
  • Love Caller Screen
  • Anti Theft & Full Battery Alarm
  • Love Caller Screen 2
  • Voice reading for SMS. Whatsapp & text sms
  • Name on Pic-Name art
  • Speed Boat Racing
  • Train Driving Simulator
  • Super Cycle Rider
  • Racing Horse Championship 3D
  • Top Paheliya 2016
  • Move App To SD Card 2016
  • Pop Toy Creator
  • Photo Live Wallpaper
  • Magical Unicorn Dash
  • Truck Wheel of Death
  • Live Translator
  • Volume Control Widget
  • World cup 2018 football shirt maker
  • Girlfriend Photo Editor 2
  • My Photo on Music Player
  • taxi
  • Garden Photo Editor
  • Fortune Wheel Deluxe
  • Extreme Motorcycle Racer
  • Offroad Snow Bike - Christmas Racing
  • Bottle Shoot
  • Photo Background Changer 2017
  • Offroad Christmas Tree Transport
  • Tank Transport Army Truck
  • Flag face paint: World Cup 2018
  • World Cup 2018 Teams Flags Live Wallpaper
  • Selfie Camera
  • Missile Attack Army Truck
  • Max Player
  • Flash Alert - Flash on Call
  • Photo Video Maker with Music
  • Brain Games & IQ Test
  • Audio Video Mixer
  • Pop Toy Creator 2
  • Flash on Call and SMS
  • Heart Photo Frames
  • Shayari 2017
  • Photo on Birthday Cake
  • Nature Photo Frames
  • Calendar 2018 Photo Frame
  • Christmas Truck Transport Simulator
  • Modern Santa - Christmas van drive
  • Change your voice
  • Moster vs Water
  • EDIT Flowers Photo Frames
  • Photo Video Maker with Music
  • Toilet Paper Race
  • Dog Crazy Race Simulator
  • Luxury Photo Frame
  • Bike Wheel of Death
  • World Famous Photo Frames
  • Heavy Snow Excavator Christmas Rescue
  • Deleted Files Recovery
  • Football Results & Stats Analyzer
  • 3D Photo Frame Cube Live Wallpaper
  • Green Hill PhotoFrame
  • Christmas Magic Board
  • Animal Parts Photo Editor
  • DSLR Camera Blur
  • Car Photo Frame
  • Hands Slap Game
  • 4D Maa Durga Live Wallpaper
  • Men Sweatshirt Photo Editor
  • Connect Letters. Words Game
  • Recover Deleted Pictures
  • Custom Radio Alarm Clock
  • Anti-spam Calls
  • Compatibility Test
  • Dual Screen Browser
  • Magic Glow Live Wallpaper
  • Porgy Virtual Pet
  • Tap the Ball
  • Clock Live Wallpaper
  • Royale Stats
  • Fire text photo frame
  • Christmas greetings card
  • Best App Lock
  • DJ Photo Frames
  • Auto Call redial
  • Guess the picture
  • ProfesionalRecorder
  • Bollywood Videos
  • Turban Photo Editor

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • March 15, 2019 at 12:43 PM by an anonymous user from Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

    How do we remove hidden SDK and further malware?

    remove

    • March 15, 2019 at 2:52 PM by info

      Uninstalling the app is enough. The SDK is used by the programmers to infect the apps. They use the SDK to inject the adware in the apps and rebuild the apps and put them in the app store for Android users to download.

      remove

  • March 15, 2019 at 11:54 AM by an anonymous user from Dorval, Quebec, Canada

    I had downloaded volume booster from the play store several months back. The ones on the list do they have the types (names) of them?

    remove

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Remove these 210 Android Apps - They are Infected with Adware