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Google Bans 600 Android Apps from Play Store for Serving Disruptive Ads

Google has banned nearly 600 Android apps from the Play Store for bombarding users with disruptive ads and violating its advertising guidelines.The company categorizes disruptive ads as "ads that are

Google is cracking down on apps with 'disruptive' ads

Google's Play Store is a pretty open platform. While that can be a good thing for users and app developers, some bad actors can take advantage, either through malware or obnoxious ads. Today, the
Mac Adware Infections Increased by 400% in 2019

Mac Adware Infections Increased by 400% in 2019

According to a report by an anti-malware software vendor Malwarebytes, Mac adware infections rose by 400 percent year-over-year.
Malware Threats on Macs Outpace Windows For First Time Ever

Malware Threats on Macs Outpace Windows For First Time Ever

It’s generally accepted that Macs are safer and less malware-prone than Windows PCs. Well, not anymore. A new report says that for the first time ever, Mac-specific threats outpaced PCs by a rate of
Block Cryptominers and Other Crapware Downloads with Edge Chromium

Block Cryptominers and Other Crapware Downloads with Edge Chromium

I never thought I’d say this, but Microsoft’s web browser is pretty good—Edge Chromium, that is. If you’re jumping from the Google browser everyone uses, Edge Chromium should feel pretty familiar.
The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs

The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs

How the Shlayer Trojan topped the macOS malware charts—despite its “rather ordinary” methods.

Bitdefender: New Android apps discovered as adware on Google Play

Here we go again. As much as we hate those viruses and other malware found within Android devices, we’re still glad there are groups and research firms that help in hunting them down. Bitdefender is
Researchers find 17 Google Play apps that bombard users with battery-draining ads

Researchers find 17 Google Play apps that bombard users with battery-draining ads

Apps employed a variety of tricks to avoid detection by Google and infected users.

Trend Micro discovered 49 new adware apps that evade detection

Trend Micro regularly reports newly-discovered vulnerabilities. It is a must that we read any new information and follow the recommendations. It was only last August when the firm found out
This New Android Malware Can Survive a Factory Reset

This New Android Malware Can Survive a Factory Reset

Here’s a fun one: There’s new Android malware making the rounds that is not only irritating—thanks, pop-up ads—but it’s also incredibly difficult to remove from your Android device once you’re
How 18 Malware Apps Snuck Into Apple's App Store

How 18 Malware Apps Snuck Into Apple's App Store

Sing it loud: The App Store's not perfect. Especially when it's up against click fraud code this clever.

Adware identified by ESET team, deleted from the Play Store

Who hates any forms of virus here? Whether it’s one that affects the physical body, a gadget, or a system–we hate it. A new form of adware affecting Android was recently discovered by ESET. The
Google Play Store malware hits 42 apps with 8 million downloads

Google Play Store malware hits 42 apps with 8 million downloads

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered an adware campaign affecting Play Store apps that have been downloaded 8 million times. Google has removed them, though they remain available in third-party
Delete This New Batch of Crappy Android Adware Apps From Your Device

Delete This New Batch of Crappy Android Adware Apps From Your Device

While I’m willing to bet that you probably haven’t downloaded any adware from the Google Play Store recently, a new report from ESET indicates that various Android users have downloaded 42 different

Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps from Google Play that were infected with adware

Security researchers have found dozens of Android apps in the Google Play store serving ads to unsuspecting victims as part of a money-making scheme. ESET researchers found 42 apps containing adware,

42 Adware Apps with 8 Million Downloads Traced Back to Vietnamese Student

First of all, if you have any of the below-listed apps installed on your Android device, you are advised to uninstall it immediately.Cybersecurity researchers have identified 42 apps on the Google
Surprising no one, researcher finds adware in Google Play Store apps with millions of installs

Surprising no one, researcher finds adware in Google Play Store apps with millions of installs

The last few weeks and months have seen a pretty steady drip of news headlines touting adware-laden apps found to have made their way into the Google Play Store, such as this recent batch of camera

Symantec discovers malware that hides icons, shows fullscreen ads

Symantec has always been pro-active when it comes to checking out all kinds of malware and adware. It may not track all viruses available out there but the team knows what to prioritize. Just a few

Sneaky tactics lead to millions of malware-laden Android app downloads

Reports of malware-laden Android apps with millions of downloads are becoming a monthly occurrence. Google recently removed 25 more apps from the Play Store after Symantec discovered that they shared
Two popular camera apps turn out to be adware, are pulled from Google Play Store

Two popular camera apps turn out to be adware, are pulled from Google Play Store

Two Android apps that weren't what they seemed got pulled from the Google Play app store this week. Instead of offering features to up your selfie game and mobile picture-taking, the two apps, Sun Pro