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2nd March 2011, 03:58 PM   |  #1  
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Google pulls 56 malicious apps from Android Marketplace

original source: http://blog.mylookout.com/2011/03/se...et-droiddream/

List of malicious Android App that steals your information and download additional craps to your phone

Full list Developed by “Myournet”:
  • Falling Down
  • Super Guitar Solo
  • Super History Eraser
  • Photo Editor
  • Super Ringtone Maker
  • Super Sex Positions
  • Hot Sexy Videos
  • Chess
  • 下坠滚球_Falldown
  • Hilton Sex Sound
  • Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls
  • Falling Ball Dodge
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Dice Roller
  • 躲避弹球
  • Advanced Currency Converter
  • App Uninstaller
  • 几何战机_PewPew
  • Funny Paint
  • Spider Man
  • 蜘蛛侠

Full list Developed by “Kingmall2010″:
  • Bowling Time
  • Advanced Barcode Scanner
  • Supre Bluetooth Transfer
  • Task Killer Pro
  • Music Box
  • Sexy Girls: Japanese
  • Sexy Legs
  • Advanced File Manager
  • Magic Strobe Light
  • 致命绝色美腿
  • 墨水坦克Panzer Panic
  • 裸奔先生Mr. Runner
  • 软件强力卸载
  • Advanced App to SD
  • Super Stopwatch & Timer
  • Advanced Compass Leveler
  • Best password safe
  • 掷骰子
  • 多彩绘画

Full list Developed by “we20090202″:
  • Finger Race
  • Piano
  • Bubble Shoot
  • Advanced Sound Manager
  • Magic Hypnotic Spiral
  • Funny Face
  • Color Blindness Test
  • Tie a Tie
  • Quick Notes
  • Basketball Shot Now
  • Quick Delete Contacts
  • Omok Five in a Row
  • Super Sexy Ringtones
  • 大家来找茬
  • 桌上曲棍球
  • 投篮高手

Personal warning I'll also include AppsPlanet into those list if I were you.
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Any views as to whether installing Norton, MacAfee or similar would have picked these up?
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Hey Allgamer,

Thanks for the great post / update!!!

Just wondering how much you are selling your Galaxy S for? Please PM me and let me know.

Thanks,

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In case you have installed them.

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Google spikes 21 malicious apps with big download counts from the Market
Google just removed some 21 apps from the Market in the last day from a publisher going by Myournet for doing all sorts of naughty things to your device. Offenses include attempting to root your phone, uploading phone information (including IMEI) to who-knows-where, and -- most egregiously -- adding a backdoor that allows additional code to be pulled down and executed.


List of his apps (may not be all)
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_d...rnet_thqw.html

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Originally Posted by Auzy

The source appears to be: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/02/g...h-big-downloa/

And Mashable

http://mashable.com/2011/03/01/android-malware-apps/

You should ALWAYS read the forum before posting
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Originally Posted by Rofa1

Any views as to whether installing Norton, MacAfee or similar would have picked these up?

Any of the well known Antivirus app for android should have picked it up.

I used to think we'll never need an AntiVirus app for Android... well think again.

after reading the article i downloaded all of them to run a full scan and the results are good

I scanned my phone and it's all clean

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Should one of these apps had been installed already (Photo Editor), is there something else I can do ... other than flashing ?

Thx
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Should one of these apps had been installed already (Photo Editor), is there something else I can do ... other than flashing ?

Thx

you can simply un-install it, it doesn't really do anything to your phone until you run the app

and even if you did, uninstalling it will remove the problem

Flashing the phone is a bit over the top it's enough to do a system wipe if you want to be 100% sure, and then restore all your apps from backup, excluding the fake ones
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Waiting for ESET to debut on Android platform...
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Originally Posted by kunjar

Waiting for ESET to debut on Android platform...

+1

This reminded me to reinstall lookout after fresh flash.
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Originally Posted by AllGamer

you can simply un-install it, it doesn't really do anything to your phone until you run the app

and even if you did, uninstalling it will remove the problem

This is actually an incomplete answer.

As noted on Android Police, (I'm new so I can't link there) these apps open a backdoor, which can download additional apps that can do *anything*. The original app doesn't do much on its own. But, removing the infected app will leave behind the additional malware introduced through the backdoor.

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