urgently uninstall these 151 applications, they empty your bank account!

urgently uninstall these 151 applications, they empty your bank account!

Avast security researchers warn us about 151 apps that were available on the official Google Play Store. These contain malware that seeks to offload your savings.

Hey look, it’s been a long time since we had seen malicious applications on the Google Play Store. Recently, some viruses have surfaced well on Android, but they usually find their way to third-party app stores or directly to the web.

But this time we’re talking about 151 applications which were indeed available on the official Google store, the Play Store, with nearly 10.5 million downloads in total, Avast cybersecurity researchers alert us.

UltimaSMS malware attacks your bank account

These 151 applications have one thing in common: they harbor malware, called UltimaSMS. For connoisseurs (or victims), this one is very similar to another virus widely spread on Android, Joker. It uses the same method, or almost, and has the same goal: empty your bank account, drop by drop, euro by euro.

In short, these corrupted apps collect your phone number as well as your device’s IMEI – its unique authentication code. Thanks to this, the application will be able to adapt to your language and the region in which you live to offer you a tailor-made scam, much less easy to detect than an ordinary scam.

The threat is twofold, since the UltimaSMS malware will take advantage of your phone number by registering it for a paid service by SMS. “The sole purpose of bogus apps is to trick users into signing up for premium SMS subscriptions” explain the Avast teams.

Very quickly, obscure services accumulate and victims see the amount of their telephone bill explode. As Avast explains, these SMS subscriptions sometimes blithely exceed 40 euros per month. If some operators warn their customers in the event of excessive invoicing, this is not necessarily the case for all and many people miss several invoices before realizing it. And during this time, it is their bank account that is gradually emptying.

What are these 151 apps called?

Avast explains that 151 Play Store apps housed this dangerous malware, while specifying that there may well be more. So stay on your guard. Warned, Google has removed them all from its application store. However, if you have already downloaded any of them, a malicious application may still be lurking on your smartphone, potentially damaging your savings. Avast also advises to deactivate the premium SMS option directly from your operator’s customer area, in order to avoid this kind of inconvenience in the future.

Here is the list of all the applications spotted by Avast. If any of them are on your device, urgently uninstall them.

  • Ultima Keyboard 3D Pro
  • VideoMixer Editor Pro
  • FX Animate Editor Pro
  • Battery Animation Charge 2021
  • Dynamic HD & 4K Wallpapers
  • RGB Neon HD Keyboard Background 3
  • AppLock X FREE
  • NewVision Camera
  • Ultra HD Camera
  • Wi-Fi Password Unlock
  • Wi-Fi Around: All Wi-Fi and Hotspots Unlock
  • Colorful Call Screen & Phone Flash
  • Waterdrinker Reminder
  • GT Sports Racing Online
  • Magic Fonts and Keyboard 2021
  • All Language Photo and Voice Translator AI
  • Crime City: Revenge
  • Reface Ultra
  • Projector HD / AR Video Editor
  • LivePhoto Animator
  • Ludo Masterpiece Online
  • Mobile Scanner Pro: PDF Scanner App, Scan to PDF 0
  • Magic Mix Cut – Super Video Editor
  • Future Scanner FREE 2021
  • Pro Video Downloader 2021
  • AmazeTranslate
  • Football Masters 2021
  • New Body Shape Editor
  • Call Voice Recording 2.0
  • Pro Tuber Ad Blocker for Video
  • Fitness Ultimate 2021
  • Wallpaper XYZ Pro
  • PhotoLab Pro +
  • iOS Launcher X 2021
  • Stay Fit: Home Fitness Plan
  • Chat Translator Pro for WhatsApp
  • Roll Your Icons
  • CosmosVPN
  • Amore Live Random Chat
  • Game Center: Complete Edition
  • All HD Video SX – Smart Player
  • Easy Smart Translator Pro
  • Easy Chat Translator for WhatsApp
  • Spam Calls Buster
  • WhoCall Caller ID and Spam Blocker
  • Pulse Rate Checker
  • NOWDownloader and Private Apps
  • Video Saver & Private Browser
  • Wallpaper Anime for Android
  • Pixelize Art
  • Muslim Memoji & Stickers for Whatsapp
  • Easy Chat Translator: All Language
  • SecVPN: Fast and Secure VPN
  • LED Border
  • Smart Global Translator
  • Free Launcher X Pro
  • ICall U – Online Video Hotchat
  • Pure Tube PRO: Block Video Ads
  • Future AI Scan Free 2021
  • Qibla Finder: Qibla Compass & Prayer Times 2021
  • EasyCode: QR and Barcode Scanner
  • Opensignal Wi-Fi
  • Ano caller: Spam List & Caller ID
  • Pro Calls Recorder
  • Amazing Arab Videos
  • Chat Keyboard Translator PRO
  • Secret Master Wi-Fi
  • Soltpapers: 4K Custom Wallpapers
  • Easy Photo Recovery 2021
  • Whistle Phone Finder
  • Calls ID Unlocker
  • Ludo Masters 2021
  • Mawlid An-Nabi
  • Truck Driver Simulation
  • Stickers Maker ART
  • My Rolling Icons
  • Clap and Find
  • Live Cam Pro 2021: Earth cam & Live Street View
  • VPN Fastest Edition
  • Cold Fan Free 2021
  • Mawlid An-Nabi
  • Magic Keyboards and Fonts
  • Recovery Old Photo
  • Fast Dates Chat
  • Luck Casino
  • Egyptian Gods
  • Easy iOS Launcher 2021
  • Phone Finder
  • Pixler: Face Retouch & Effects
  • XCall
  • Rubic’s Cube: Real Time Solver
  • All Translator: Photo, Voice & Text
  • Parallels – Multi Accounts
  • XN Wallpapers: 4K / 3D / Parallax, Auto Changer
  • Whos Called: Multi-SIM Caller ID and SpamBlock
  • Wi-Fi Security and VPN
  • Photo & Voice Translator
  • AR Qibla Easy Finder Pro
  • AppLocker X Pro 2021
  • Meme Voice Changer PRO
  • HD Video Projector Editor
  • StarMaker PRO
  • Video Downloader Master
  • inpulse – DJ Mix App
  • Make Wallpaper and Widget
  • Wally4K
  • Muslim Stickers and Memoji for WhatsApp
  • Battery Charging Effects: From 0 to 100%
  • DiskRecover: Photo & Files Recovery
  • Photoshop Detector
  • Likes & Followers for Tik-Tok
  • Camera Translator
  • WI-FI UnlockerPRO
  • Arabic Keyboard
  • Teammate Finder
  • Ultra Live Wallpapers 4Κ and Ringtones
  • Wi – Fi Holder
  • Cartoon Photo Editor Pro
  • VPN Toaster: Easy Network Access
  • My Mia 4K Wallpapers
  • Magic Pop It: AR & 3D Relax
  • Rainbowed: Gay Random chat & Live stream
  • Easy Wifi Access & Fast Vpn
  • Rec Old File
  • Photellon
  • Free Secret Downloader
  • Loopy Live: Global Streaming Video Chat
  • Earth Scanner
  • Professional Hidden Device Detector
  • HDlife Camera and Video
  • WOX – Antivirus & Cleaner, Applock, Booster
  • ForMuslims
  • Chat Translator for WhatsApp
  • AR Video PRO Downloader
  • Easy Hidden Apps Detector
  • Smart City Taxi
  • WI-FI Unlock Password
  • Downloader ALL Social file
  • Hidden Section: Secret Lock
  • AIM PRO Helper and Custom Crosshair
  • Fingerprint Hider 2021
  • iDownloader: Social Network Media
  • Stickers Up!
  • Hacker Simulator App
  • MiaWall4K
  • Photo Animation PRO
  • My Photo Battery Charging 2021
  • ToEdit: Body and Face Retouch
  • TrueCaller ID: Caller ID, Spam Block and Chat
  • Couch Watcher – Guide of Streaming
  • VidMixer Pro

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