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17 Apps that Can Steal your Data have been removed from Play Store. Know about these Applications!

By Subhransu Sekhar Sahoo

As per Zscaler, a cloud-based information security company, 17 applications that were involved and engaged in the Joker malware, due to which Google removed those same applications from their Google Play Store.

Joker malware is a popular malware that secretly enters an android device through different applications that are being installed or downloaded in an Android device and then keeps copying and stealing all the passwords, personal data, pins, or even the bank details that are being entered or registered through the android device. It is considered one of the most dangerous malware in the present times that can give a huge loss to the android smartphone user.

Due to the presence of such dangerous malware integrated inside those applications, recently Google, a US-based company, removed 17 applications from their own Google Play Store. Google has been recently very strict in their rules and policies, due to which many applications have been banned and removed from their Google Play Store, including their recent removal of 17 applications. The applications that are included in this removal are All Good PDF Scanner, Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message, Unique Keyboard - Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons, Tangram App Lock, Direct Messenger, Private SMS, One Sentence Translator - Multifunctional Translator, Style Photo Collage, Meticulous Scanner, Desire Translate, Talent Photo Editor - Blur focus, Care Message, Part Message, Paper Doc Scanner, Blue Scanner, Hummingbird PDF Converter - Photo to PDF and All Good PDF Scanner.

So, if your android smartphone has these above applications installed, it is highly recommended that you should uninstall these applications as soon as possible, to keep your private data safe. It is speculated that these removed applications have gone through numerous check-ups and repeatedly these applications had passed the safety guidelines earlier. Google has been completely tracking this malicious malware to keep its user’s data safe. It is appreciable that Google is continuously keeping a track of this malware, where there are almost thousands of applications being uploaded in Google Play Store daily.

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