Joker malware which has become a nightmare for Google has affected eight apps on its Play Store. Auxiliary Message, Fast Magic SMS, Free CamScanner, Super Message, Element Scanner, Go Messages, Travel Wallpapers and Super SMS tested positive for Joker malware in a research done by Quick Heal Security Labs.
Google Play Store has removed these eight apps from its platform. However if any of them is installed on your smartphone then we recommend that you should uninstall it right away.
Joker malware is one of the most harmful strains. It hampers the functioning of Android devices and steals its user data. According to cybersecurity researchers this malware collects personal information such as phone database, SMS and OTPs, among others.
Worst part is that while Google removes infected apps from time to time, the malicious malware always sneaks in after few months. It is capable of changing and evolving itself so that it can bypass the security norms of the Google Play Store.