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29 Malicious Photo Editing App Banned From Play Store – Full List

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Google Play Store is infested with millions of malicious apps, to curb it Google has implemented drastic measure to avoid virus issues. Google claims for securing around 2 Billion users every day through Google Play Protect, but still certain apps are shrewd enough to pass the wall.

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Security Firm Trend Micro freshly reported around 29 Apps on Google Play distributing malware. The apps can redirect users to phishing websites, send pornographic content or even secretly access user’s data. Most of them have millions of downloads maximum from Asia, which clearly indicates the popularity of these apps. After getting the news Google has banned these 29-beauty camera app.

Here is the list of Apps:

  • Art Editor
  • Art Effect
  • Art Effects for Photo
  • Art Filter
  • Art Filter Photo
  • Art Filter Photo Editor
  • Pixture
  • ArtFlipPhotoEditing
  • Artistic effect Filter
  • Awesome Cartoon Art
  • Beauty Camera
  • Cartoon Art Photo
  • Cartoon Art Photo
  • Cartoon Art Photo Filter
  • Cartoon Effect
  • Cartoon Photo Filter
  • Emoji Camera
  • Fill Art Photo Editor
  • Horizon Beauty Camera
  • Magic Art Filter Photo Editor
  • Photo Art Effect
  • Photo Editor
  • Prizma Photo Effect
  • Pro Camera Beauty
  • Selfie Camera Pro
  • Super Camera
  • Wallpapers HD

All apps falls in the Photo Editing category and this can be the tip of ice berg. Android is open source that it lets developers around the world to build whatever they want, this reason is enough to let scammers to manipulate the Google Play platform. Google Play malware apps are always under a radar and from time to time reports claim still they are many active.

As a user always stay alert while checking the app quality you are downloading, go through the comments to know common issues faced by existing users. Malware laden apps has common traits like redirection, ad popups, low quality graphics & content. It is better to avoid the app if your device has inbuilt feature, for example if your device support Photo Editing through inbuilt Gallery or Camera app then stick with the basic feature.

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