Belgian Police warns smartphone users: The Joker virus is back with these 8 apps

The Belgian Police recently warned 

Android

 app users about the return of the 'Joker' virus. One of the most persistent viruses, 

Joker

 attacks Android devices and hides itself in various apps on the 

Google Play Store

. This virus is said to be capable of subscribing the user to payment services without their authorisation. "This malicious program has been detected in eight Play Store applications that 

Google

 has suppressed," the Belgian Police said in a statement published on its website. Incidentally, these 8 apps are the same that researchers at 

Quick Heal Security Labs

 detected in June this year. Google removed these apps from the Play Store after it was informed of the malware. However, Android users need to remove these apps from their smartphones. And as Belgian authorities' recent warning shows there are users who still have these apps on their devices and are becoming victims of the Joker malware

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