The Google Play “Super Antivirus” that’s not so super at all… [REPORT]

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The Google Play “Super Antivirus” that’s not so super at all… [REPORT]

"....Well, fake anti-virus is back – and back in the Google Play Store, at that – with an interesting twist.

This time, the app, Super Antivirus 2018, actually “detects” things – because it uses a built-in blocklist of other apps, it can at least claim to be reporting the presence of specific apps, even if those apps aren’t malware at all.

Also, Super Antivirus 2018 doesn’t do the “now you have to pay” trick; instead, it launches into aggressive advertising for an additional security app with a real mouthful of a name: Security Elite – Clean Virus, Antivirus, Booster...."

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/01/19/the-google-play-super-antivirus-thats-not-so-super-at-all-report/


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