Datosphera.com – Avast, The International Anti Virus Company discovered a malicious campaign disguised in a number of applications and games on Android (Google Play Store).
At the end of June 2020, Avast researchers warned of a group of the newest Trojan Virus family blending into Ads (HiddenAds) as well as has spread and on downloads as much as 15 million times worldwide.
Generally, the majority of people will find it difficult to recognize the type of HiddenAds this is because unconsciously, Adware it blends in with the application and games popular so it’s not suspicious.
HiddenAds adware cause smartphone gamers display Ads aggressively even continuously even after exiting the application or games.
Even for certain types of applications or games certain, even though it was on uninstall, adware it still sticks with smartphone.
After Avast published the publication of these findings, a series of applications and games who entered list tire Avast has been processed and completely inaccessible for user safety.
Map of the Distribution of HiddenAds Adware to Avast Users
The spread of adware This is based on Avast’s research, which concentrates in India and Southeast Asia, including Indonesia.
This distribution data is only calculated from the time of the initial deployment and is only counted from Avast users, not including the total spread or infection and non-Avast users.
Developer from HiddenAds adware until now it is still unknown even by Avast itself.
The following is a list of dangerous versions of Avast Android games.
- Draw Color by Number | Total Downloads: 1,000,000
- Skate Board – New | Total Downloads: 1,000,000
- Find Hidden Differences | Total Downloads: 1,000,000
- Shoot Master | Total Downloads: 1,000,000
- Spot Hidden Differences | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Dancing Run – Color Ball Run | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Find 5 Differences | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Joy Woodworker | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Throw Master | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Throw into Space | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Divide it – Cut & Slice Game | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Tony Shoot – NEW | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Assassin Legend | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Stacking Guys | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Save Your Boy | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Assassin Hunter 2020 | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Stealing Run | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Fly Skater 2020 | Total Downloads: 500,000
- Disc Go！ | Total Downloads: 500,000
How to Prevent Android Adware
To minimize entry program dangerous running on smartphone gamers make sure to carry out the following 5 precautions
- Pay attention Permissions which is allowed at the beginning of the application installation, do not be random Yes Yes Yes.
- Read on Review Applications or Games before Install.
- Download Anti Virus that you trust, I don’t know Avast, KasperSky, or BitDefender to add layer defense smartphone gamers.