Check if Your Android Device Has Been Infected by Malicious Adware

Check if Your Android Device Has Been Infected by Malicious Adware

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Lifehacker


Another wave of sketchy apps has been banned from the Google Play Store. This time around, the offending apps all came from one publisher, CooTek, who has been accused by the security firm Lookout of deploying the malicious adware BeiTaAd in its apps.


According to 9to5Google’s summary of events leading to the Play Store ban, Lookout began investigating a number of apps after it caught wind of user complaints about aggressive in-app ads. Some user even reported their devices had become unusable due to the high volume of ads being pushed—even when the app wasn’t running. The firm discovered that the reported apps were all published by CooTek, and that they all contained the BeiTaAd adware.

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