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36 fake security apps removed from Google Play

04
Jan
2018
36 fake security apps removed from Google Play

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Google has recently pulled 36 fake security apps from Google Play after they’ve been flagged by Trend Micro researchers.

Posing as legitimate security solutions, and occasionally misusing the name of well-known AV vendors like Avast, the apps seemed to be doing the job: they showed security notifications and other messages, warned users about malicious apps, and seemingly provided ways to fix security issues and vulnerabilities.

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