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Google Play Store has many amazing apps & games. Due to some malware and security issues, Google is now taking more serious actions on malicious apps. In order to this, on 12 January it took down 60 gaming apps. After security firm, Check Point reported that they have discovered a new malicious software in the apps which is targeting both children and adults at Google Play Store.

The malicious software is displaying pornographic ads and tries to trick users, according to Check Point. The malware is named “AdultSwine”, which hides inside game apps that Google Play data says have been downloaded 3 to 7 million times, Check Point said in blog post on 12 January.

“We’ve removed the apps from Play, disabled the developers’ accounts, and will continue to show strong warnings to anyone that has installed them,” a Google spokesperson said.

The company also clarified that the inappropriate ads within the apps were not Google ads. 

According to Check Point, the malware also tries to trick users into installing fake security apps and could open a way for more such attacks which risk users privacy.

We see many times that the games are performing good but suddenly some inappropriate ads started appearing and affect the whole user experience. So, it is really good that has removed such gaming apps from play store.

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The games included “Paw Puppy Run Subway Surf”, “Shin Hero Boy Adventure Game,” “Drawing Lessons Lego Ninjago,” and “Addon Sponge Bob for MCPE”.

Now it is expected that AdultSwine and more similar malware are repeated, so users are warned to be careful while installing apps especially for such apps which is intended to be used by children.

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