- 85 apps with disguised adware spotted on Google Play
- These apps a over 9 million total downloads
- Google says that the apps have been removed
Japanese IT security company Trend Micro has found Adware-fueled apps on the Google Play Store that were disguised as game, TV, remote control apps, and have reportedly infected millions of users. Detected as AndroidOS_HidenAd, these 85 apps are capable of displaying full-screen ads and monitoring a device’s screen unlocking functionality. Trend Micro says that they keep themselves hidden and run in the mobile device’s background.