This is not the next ransomware for mobile.
But Judy malware has been developed by some Korean company to generate ads click to make a gain of revenue.
How it spread into the Android devices.
Yes via the Google play store.
It is widely spread into 41 apps which are developed by the korean company.
The worst part is the virus has been in google play store for a long time.
After Checkpoint reported to Google about this issue, those apps are removed from play store.
So let’s look at how this app works and how to secure your android phone in future.
How does Judy Malware work:
Judy malware is an adware that generates clicks to gain revenue.
Once you download any of the apps from this app providing company,
They will silently take control of your smartphone.
This app act as a bridge to their server.
Once you downloaded and activated this app i.e. this app makes the connection to the server
And in return, it will send a malicious code that will make the false ad clicks.
Once the code entered into your phone it will silently open a hidden web page on your smartphone.
Then it will enter the target website to generate illegitimate clicks.
How to secure your smartphone from malware and viruses:
Even you may have a reliable antivirus in your smartphone.
Or even some of you may be thinking that how does the Linux-based Android os get infects.
Well, the reason could be installing apps from untrustable sources and things may lead you to corrupt your smartphone.
I will suggest a malware remover app which is personally I have tried to remove malware.
This app, unlike other apps which not only make a partial scan of your files or virus files and show off.
it will scan all of the installed apps and apps that you haven’t installed in your smartphone i.e. you may keeping the app as a .apk file in your file manager.
The scan may take a long process though, but its worth of time.
Well, am not promoting or affiliated with this app.
My mobile got infected once with some viruses that control my smartphone to randomly show full page ads.
Then this app malware bytes anti malware which helped me to remove the virus which was with .apk file
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