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These 17 Android apps have been stealing banking info — delete them all right now

Just days after McAfee revealed news of a new strain of malware affecting millions of devices through apps downloaded from the Google Play Store, there is more worrying news for Android users.

In a new report (opens in a new tab), cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has brought to light the existence of 17 more apps that have been dropping malware on Android devices. According to the company, the malware responsible, dubbed ‘DawDropper’, is “capable of stealing banking information, intercepting text messages, and hijacking infected devices.”

(Image credit: Trend Micro)

The apps themselves are no longer on the Play Store, but it’s important that you take a look at the full list below and remove them from your devices immediately, as they can still cause harm if left installed. Next, change the passwords for all of your highly sensitive accounts, like your bank accounts and email. We have detailed some more tips at the end of this article.

Remove these apps now if you still have them installed

  • call recorder
  • Cock VPN
  • super cleaner
  • document scanner
  • Universal Savings Pro
  • eagle photo editor
  • call recorder pro+
  • additional cleaner
  • cryptographic utilities
  • FixCleaner
  • Universal Savings Pro
  • lucky cleaner
  • Right In: Motion Video
  • Document Scanner Pro
  • conquer the dark
  • simple cleaner
  • Unicc QR Scanner

What is DawDropper and how does it work?

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