Almost one million people have downloaded malicious software that can throttle the performance of your Android smartphone and deplete the battery. The apps – there are a staggering 50 in total – were discovered by security researchers at Check Point. All of the malicious apps are designed to look benign to trick people into downloading them from the Google Play Store. So be aware.
If you already have one of the applications on your device, we’d recommend removing it as soon as possible. That’s because the scam software is designed to flood your smartphone with advertisements to earn revenue for the hackers.