ONE MORE REASON WHY YOU MUST HAVE ANDROID ANTI-VIRUS

As reported by Check Point 20170914 <https://blog.checkpoint.com/2017/09/14/expensivewall-dangerous-packed-malware-google-play-will-hit-wallet/>, they have recently discovered at least 50 apps on Google Play that are malicious. These apps have been downloaded on up to 4.2 million Android mobile devices before taken down from Google Play.

This malware has been dubbed ExpensiveWall. It is a variation on a malware found earlier this year on Google. In total, up to 21 million systems have been compromised by this family.

The malware registers the victim to premium services without notification and sends fraudulent premium SMS messages. All of this is charged to their accounts.

How to Protect Your Android Mobile Device

It is vital that every Android mobile device is protected with a quality, independently-tested anti-virus utility. Our current recommendation is Bitdefender <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitdefender.security>, available from Google Play.

To protect the business network from data harvesting by compromised devices, personal mobile devices should never be attached to the company network. Instead, set up a secondary (or Guest) network for these devices to work on. As the Guest wi-fi is separated from the company network, no damage can occur.

Malicious Apps

The following are the apps known to contain this malware. If these are found on your Android mobile device, they should be immediately removed:

  • I Love Filter
  • Tool Box Pro
  • X WALLPAPER
  • Horoscope
  • X Wallpaper Pro
  • Beautiful Camera
  • Color Camera
  • Love Photo
  • Tide Camera
  • Charming Camera
  • Horoscope
  • DIY Your Scope
  • Ringtone
  • Safe Locker
  • Wifi Booster
  • Cool Desktop
  • Useful Cube
  • Tool Box Pro
  • useful Desktop
  • Horoscope2.0
  • Yes Star
  • Shiny Camera
  • Simple Camera
  • Smiling Camera
  • Universal Camera
  • Amazing Toolbox
  • Easy Capture
  • Memory Doctor
  • Tool Box Pro
  • Reborn Beauty
  • Joy Photo
  • Fancy Camera
  • Amazing Photo
  • Amazing Camera
  • Super Wallpaper
  • DD Player
  • Fascinating Camera
  • Universal Camera
  • Cream Camera
  • Looking Camera
  • DD Weather
  • Global Weather
  • Love Fitness
  • Pretty Pictures
  • Cool Wallpapers
  • Beauty Camera
  • Love Locker
  • Real Star
  • Magic Camera
  • Wonder Camera
  • Funny Camera
  • Easy Camera
  • Smart Keyboard
  • Travel Camera
  • Photo Warp
  • Lovely Wallpaper
  • Lattice Camera
  • Quick Charger
  • Up Camera
  • Photo Power
  • HDwallpaper
  • Wonderful Games
  • BL File Manager
  • Wallpapers HD
  • Beautiful Video-Edit your Memory
  • Wonderful Cam
  • Useful Cube
  • Ringtone
  • Exciting Games
  • Replica Adventure
  • GG Player
  • Love Camera
  • Oneshot Beautify
  • Pretty Camera
  • CuteCamera
  • CartoonCamera-stylish, clean
  • Art Camera
  • Amazing Video
  • Fine Photo
  • Infinity Safe
  • Magical Horoscope
  • Toolbox
  • Cute Belle
  • CartoonWallpaper
  • Best Camera
  • Colorful Locker
  • Light Keyboard
  • Safe Privacy
  • Enjoy Wallpaper
  • File manager
  • Fancy Locker
  • Cute Puzzle
  • smile Keyboard
  • Vitality Camera
  • Sec Transfer
  • Lock Now
  • Magic Filter
  • Funny Video
  • Amazing Gamebox
  • Super Locker
  • Music Player