The 21 adware gaming apps reported by Avast have over eight millions on Google Play Store, as per data provided by SensorTower.
A young girl helped researchers identify multiple adware apps that pushed ads on people's smartphones without their consent.
A total of 38 apps are said to be deleted, but during their life on the app store, they have been downloaded a total of 20 million times.
A report by Kaspersky suggests that attackers are now moving on to target artists' names, as more users look to stay entertained through the global lockdown.
Nearly 400 cyber security experts have volunteered to be part of the COVID-19 CTI League, spread across 40 nations to fight the rising cyber threats.
There are two main types of adware: adware apps, which cause distraction and annoyance; and ad-fraud/ad-clickers, a more malicious type of adware.
Sun Pro Beauty Camera and Funny Sweet Beauty Selfie Camera were both found to be serving up malicious full-screen adware and were removed from Google Play Store.
According to the report, these fake antivirus apps are mostly adware, and have no genuine anti-malware credentials.
This just indicates that Google is still struggling to control the quality of apps on the Play Store for Android phones, and users are vulnerable to getting conned.
Security firm Lookout says they shared the details of the malicious content to Google, who has now removed the malware.
Hackers were able to deliver malware to the more one million-plus Asus computer owners last year by hijacking the company’s software update system,
Superfish is an adware that came pre-installed in Lenovo computers and installed fake root certificate to place ads on encrypted websites.
Lizard Squad, which is a hacking group, took over Lenovo's homepage and posted images of a teen with a funny haircut posing for the webcam.
Lenovo said that Superfish was meant to enhance online shopping experience but later also acknowledged the fact that it had bigger security issues.
Microsoft's Windows Defender will not only remove Superfish but also reset any SSL certificates that were circumvented by the adware and restoring the system.
Lenovo has released a set of automated tools that the company has said will ensure complete removal of Superfish and Certificates for all major browsers.
Typhoid adware, a virus, is a potential threat lurking in cyber cafés, according to computer science researchers.
Looking for celebrity downloads can get your PCs infected.