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Delete these 50+ Android apps infected with 'Tenya' malware: See what is it

New Android apps have been discovered that contain malware. Read on to know more about them

India TV Tech Desk Written by: India TV Tech Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 06, 2020 10:58 IST
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The apps indulge in mobile ad fraud

Google Play Store has been home to several malicious Android apps for a while now and we often get to know of such malware-clad Android apps. According to a new research report, new Android apps have been found that contain malware and should be removed if they exist on your smartphone. Read on to know more about these malicious apps on Google's app store.

50+ Android apps with 'Tenkya' malware

According to a cybersecurity research firm CheckPoint research, a new malware dubbed Tekya has been found infecting around 56 Android apps on the Google Play Store. The Android apps include 24 Children's apps and 32 Utility apps, with all the apps having more than 1 million downloads.

The new Tekya malware focuses on mobile ad frauds and tries to copy users' actions (using MotionEvent mechanism) into clicking ads and banners from agencies such as Google’s AdMob, AppLovin’, Facebook, and Unity.

It is suggested that the malware obscures the native code to avoid getting caught by Google Play Protect and was able to befool Google Play Protect and even VirusTotal. The good news is that the 56 infected apps have now been removed from the Google Play Store. Here's a look at the names of the malicious Android apps:

  • Raceinspace Astronaut
  • Cooking
  • Letmego
  • Biscuitent
  • Aquawar
  • Dressup
  • Translator
  • Travel Map
  • Withu Translate
  • 24h Translate
  • Stickman Runner Parkour
  • Best Translate Tool
  • Littlefarm
  • Bestcalculate Multifunction
  • Folding Blocks Origami Mandala
  • Goldencat Hillracing
  • Hexadom
  • Ichinyan Fashion
  • Major Cookingstar
  • Major Zombie
  • Fastdownloader
  • Carstiny
  • Stickman Warrior
  • Biscuit
  • Splashio
  • Translate
  • Unblock Car Puzzle
  • Delicious Recipes
  • Multi Translate Threeinone
  • Pro Translator
  • Snap Translate
  • Smart Language Translate
  • Best Translate
  • Jewel Block Puzzle2019
  • Magic Cuble Blast Puzzle
  • Imgdownloader
  • Instant Translate
  • Besttranslate
  • Breaktower
  • Spaceship
  • Michimocho Video Downloader
  • Fortuneteller Tarotreading Horo
  • Titan Block Flip
  • Mcmc Ebook Reader
  • Swift Jungle Translate
  • Happycooking
  • Mcmccalculator Free
  • Tapsmore Challenge
  • Yummily Healthy Recipes
  • Hexamaster
  • Twmedia Downloader
  • Burningman
  • Amazingkitchen
  • Wego Translate
  • Arplanner Sketchplan
  • Arsketch Quickplan
  • Livetranslate
  • Calculatepro
  • Smart Tools Pro
  • Titanyan Igsaver
  • Digiv Weather Radar
  • Titan Translator
  • Artech Helpful
  • Armeasure Translate

To remain safe, it's best that the aforementioned apps are removed if they are on your Android smartphone, a security solution is installed on your device, and the device is updated.

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