Discovered in Google Play apps with aggressive advertising, masquerade as remote controls

Anti-virus company ESET announced the discovery of its experts in the Google Play a whole lot of malicious applications that were disguised as universal remotes for TV and home appliances. To remove apps from the store they managed to download more than 8 million users.

None of the nine applications did not fulfill the stated in the description of the functions — instead they showed the hype. The author of all apps is the one developed by Tools4TV.

After downloading each of these programs simulated the connection between the controller and the device, then hid its icon from the desktop and start display ads.

In total has suffered more than 8 million users. Negative reviews they are not embarrassed — so, the popular app has been downloaded about 5 million times.

After contacting ESET malicious applications were removed from Google Play.

Related Posts