The popular barcode scanner has affected Android devices with some malicious ads depending on the number of downloads.
Barcode scanners are a dozen in the Google Play Store for Android devices, but one candidate received particularly negative attention. The barcode scanner from Lavabert Ltd., unfortunately simply called. It could have affected millions of Android devices with a single update. Meanwhile, the Android app has also been removed from the Google Play Store.
Can’t really prove active installations, but the number of downloads from the Play Store was definitely over 10 and the maximum was 49 million! One of the last updates caused a kind of infection that constantly opened advertising websites on users’ devices. Appropriately, the affected tool is called “hidden ads”, i.e. “hidden advertising”.
Malicious apps continue in the Play Store
More information about the app you use out loud Malware bytes Uninstall:
Application Name: Barcode-Scanner
Package name: com.qrcodescanner.barcodescanner
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