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Remove CamScanner PDF From Your Android Device

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Remove CamScanner PDF From Your Android Device

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CamScanner PDF creator Android app has been removed from the Google Play Store after it was discovered that it recently started delivering adware/malware. The CamScanner app, which is created by Shanghai-based CC Intelligence, has been downloaded over 100 million times from the Google Play store since it was first made available in 2010. The company specializes in optical character recognition (OCR). Beyond its CamScanner app with OCR text-reading functionality, it sells apps that capture text from business cards, including CamCard and CamCard for Salesforce.

Kaspersky, multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider headquartered in Moscow, Russia, said CamScanner was a "legitimate" app, but think that the snippet of malicious code found in it was third-party code used to serve ads within apps.

Update:

CamScanner said it has released a new version of the app with the malicious code removed.

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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Remove CamScanner PDF From Your Android Device