IPhone users are now required to delete the dangerous applications that you will see below. Researchers from Wandera's threat research team found that 17 applications in the Apple App Store were infected with something called "clicker trojan malware".
Wandera says: “The Trojan is a well-understood malware category that performs ad fraud by frequently linking to networks or sites advertisements, in order to artificially increase the number of visitors or generate revenue per click ”.
The applications will also slow down the performance of the phone and remove mobile data faster than usual. The research team found that all the applications were published by AppAspect Technologies Pvt Ltd, based in India.
The complete list of dangerous applications
It is difficult for users to identify which applications they are malicious, as all applications work exactly as they would expect. Here is the complete list of applications that should be removed from your Apple device:
- RTO Vehicle Information
- EMI Calculator & Loan Planner
- File Manager - Documents
- Smart Gps Speedometer
- CrickOne - Live Cricket Scores
- Daily Fitness - Yoga Poses
- Fm Radio Pro - Internet Radio
- My Train Info - IRCTC & PNR
- Around Me Place Finder
- Easy Contacted Backup Manager
- Ramadan Times 2019 Pro
- Restaurant Finder - Find Food
- Bmt Calculator Pro - BMR Calc
- Dual Accounts Pro
- Video Editor - Mute Video
- Islamic World Pro - Qibla
- Smart Video Compressor
At the time of publication, AppAspect Technologies Pvt Ltd still has two applications in store:
- Quick Sticker Maker
- Doc Scanner - Documents
None of these applications were found to contain malware.
However, a report by Wandera states that "additional research found that AppAspect's Android apps had once been infected and removed from store. They have since been republished and do not appear to have built-in malicious functionality. ”
How to delete applications
Users should hold the app icon on their phone until it starts to shake. Then press the "X" symbol and then select Delete.