New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Google has reportedly banned as many as 25 mobile applications from Play Store for allegedly stealing Facebook login details of their users. According to reports, the banne apps came with a malware that stole login details of users' Facebook account when they downloaded and used them on their phones.

Most of these apps were for wallpaper management, file managers, screenshot editors and flashlight. These apps had over 20 lakh downloads combined. These apps were notified by cybersecurity firm Evina and it is recommended you uninstall them from you phone.

List of 25 apps banned by Google:

  1. Super Wallpapers Flashlight
  2. Powerful Flashlight
  3. Super Bright Flashlight
  4. Super Flashlight
  5. Wallpaper Level
  6. Contour level wallpaper
  7. Iplayer & iwallpaper
  8. Video maker
  9. Color Wallpapers
  10. Pedometer
  11. Solitaire
  12. Accurate scanning of QR code
  13. Classic card game
  14. Junk file cleaning
  15. Padenatef
  16. Synthetic Z
  17. File Manager
  18. Composite Z
  19. Screenshot capture
  20. Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
  21. Wuxia Reader
  22. Plus Weather
  23. Anime Live Wallpaper
  24. iHealth step counter
  25. Com.tyapp.fiction

Recently, Google had removed 11 Android apps from Play Store over similar concerns. The apps came with a malware knowns as Joker. While the Joker malware wasn't new, its updated version can download additional malware to the device, which in turn subscribes the users of these apps to a number of premium services without their consent.

The applications included com.imagecompress.android, com.relax.relaxation.androidsms, com.cheery.message.sendsms (two different instances), com.peason.lovinglovemessage, com.contact.withme.texts, com.hmvoice.friendsms, com.file.recovefiles, com.LPlocker.lockapps, com.remindme.alram and com.training.memorygame.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma