Android malware

A new batch of malicious Android apps filled with adware and malware was found on the Google Play Store that has been installed close to 10 million times on mobile devices.

The apps pose as image-editing tools, virtual keyboards, system optimizers, wallpaper changers, and more. However, their underlying functionality is to push intrusive ads, subscribe users to premium services, and steal victims’ social media accounts.

The discovery of these malicious apps comes from the Dr. Web antivirus team, who highlighted the new threats in a report published today.

Google has removed the vast majority of the presented applications, but at the time of writing this, three applications remain available for download and installation via the Play Store.

Also, if you installed any of these apps before their removal from the Play Store, you will still need to uninstall them from your device manually and run an AV scan to clean

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Google Play Store is the safest and most secure way to download apps on your Android smartphone. Since mobile applications are based on the APK format, they cannot run in a Windows environment. This is the reason why Google Play Store is not available for your laptop or PC. But there are still a few workarounds to that problem. In this article, we show you how to download and install Google Play Store on your laptop or PC.

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Download apps on your smartphone using Google Play Store on your PC

Download apps on your smartphone using Google Play Store on your PC

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While there is no direct way to download the Google Play Store on your PC, you can still download apps on your smartphone using the Play Store on your web browser. Simply open on your PC’s web browser and search for the app you wish to

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malware android

Several adware apps promoted aggressively on Facebook as system cleaners and optimizers for Android devices are counting millions of installations on Google Play store.

The apps lack all of the promised functionality and push advertisements while trying to last as long as possible on the device.

To evade deletion, the apps hide on the victim’s device by constantly changing icons and names, masquerading as Settings or the Play Store itself.

Installed app changing icon and name
Installed app changing icon and name (McAfee)

The adware apps abuse the Contact Provider Android component, which enables them to transfer data between the device and online services.

The subsystem is called every time a new app is installed, so the adware might be using it to initiate the ad-serving process. To the user it may look like the ads are pushed by the legitimate app they installed.

Researchers at McAfee discovered the adware apps. They note that users don’t

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Robberies at Evansville computer store investigated

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) In Evansville, police are investigating a recent robbery at a computer store during the 4th of July weekend.

They’re looking for two suspects who robbed the Computers Plus store just off of North Burkhardt.

Managers at Computers Plus in Evansville say they had several thousand dollars worth of items stolen from their store over the 4th of July weekend, just several weeks after they were robbed a previous time.

“Pretty much anything they could get their hands on in about 45 seconds,” said GM Justin Parrish.

Surveillance video from the store shows two people breaking in through the front door, using a heavy object then grabbing $15,000 to $20,000 worth of stuff off the displays inside.

“It took away, pretty much, all of our demo computers off of two whole counters,” said

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A former owner of a T-Mobile retail store in California has been found guilty of a $25 million scheme where he illegally accessed T-Mobile’s internal systems to unlock and unblock cell phones.

Argishti Khudaverdyan, 44, allegedly ran a scheme between 2014 and 2019 where he unlocked devices from the cellular networks of their vendors and enabled people to use them with other telecommunication providers.

This scheme impacted mobile carriers who offer these devices to customers at a special price or even free of charge, offsetting the cost by locking them for some time in their networks.

Additionally, Khudaverdyan unlocked devices the carriers had blocked due to their rightful owners reporting them as stolen or lost.

This action of unlocking stolen cellphones is particularly detrimental because it allows these phones to be sold on a black market, making the theft and reselling of devices very profitable.

“From August 2014 to June

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