Check your Google and Android phones now – a MILLION users have been “hacked”

It has been found that DOZENS of popular apps on Android contain malicious data stealing virus.

According to Google, the vast majority have only just taken action phone arenabut that doesn’t help the millions they’ve already downloaded.

Malware-infested apps have already been downloaded millions of times

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Malware-infested apps have already been downloaded millions of timesPhoto credit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

The list ranges from photo editing apps to phone theme tools.

All seem innocent and normal on the surface.

But under the hood lurks a notorious malware called Joker.

And no laughing matter – Joker is a form of “fleeceware” that aims to steal money from the Android user without their knowledge.

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It simulates clicks and intercepts text messages.

This allows the user to subscribe to unwanted paid premium services without permission.

It can also automatically click on ads when online and secretly approve online payments.

Most users usually won’t notice anything until they check their bank statements.

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It’s a problem that’s been plaguing Android apps for a while.

Just last month we heard about it appearing in four apps with 100,000 installs.

Such incidents make it all the more important to have a reliable and trustworthy antivirus application installed on your phone.

Crucially, if you discover that you have a shady app installed on your phone, you should delete it immediately.

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