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Warning! Dangerous Android app on over 10 million phones, you should also check

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If you are also an Android user you need to be careful. It is a dangerous app on the devices of over 10 million smartphone users. According to the report, the name of this app is Barcode Scanner. As soon as information about the virus was found, the app was removed from the Google Play Store. The virus was detected by cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes.

It makes consumers hunt
Please note that this app has been on Google Play for years. So far it has installed over 10 million (1 crore) users. According to the report, it will show ads in the smartphone’s default browser after downloading. Many users find that a website suddenly opens in their browser, which suggests installing a cleaner app on the phone.

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Still a threat to these customers
Although this app has been removed from Google Play, users who download it are still under threat. In that case, if you have ever downloaded this app, uninstall it immediately from your phone. If you find that the app is hidden somewhere on the phone and you can not find it, download AppChecker for it and search for the barcode scanner and remove it.

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The security company said that the barcode scanner was initially a simple app, but it became dangerous after last year’s update. The update was released on December 4, after which the app began sending adware to smartphones. It worked for customers for years before the update. The developer of the app is Lovebird Limited.

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