In order to get that you need to follow the Google Play method and download apps from there only along with enabling some security settings. What it does is scans apps on your smartphone and that in the Google Play Store and compares them.
Pokémon GO returned to the top of the App Store charts on December 21 with the introduction of new augmented reality features, built on Apple's ARKit framework. "The user is bombarded with ads with nearly every action".
Users who downloaded the apps were presented with a menu of options for enabling or disabling additional features.
You probably know you are not safe from ads not even when you're playing games, but the way in which they reach you is at least unusual. The options included one for displaying ads, typically when a WiFi connection is made, a call ends, the screen is being locked or a charger is plugged in.
In addition to collecting ad revenue, researchers note that the malicious apps are also capable of collecting vast swathes of data about the device, including Android ID, the network operator, the brand and model of the device and even the location of the user. "This is a purely malicious activity, as it has no other possible objective other than eluding the user", Check Point's security research team wrote in the blog. "In 2017 alone, iOS developers earned $26.5 billion - more than a 30 percent increase over 2016".
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Google promptly removed the problematic applications after Check Point notified the company, the security vendor added. He based those numbers on publicly available download estimates from Google Play on each of the 22 different affected apps.
Google has also significantly ramped up its automated and manual processes for vetting mobile apps before they are uploaded to Play.
Security experts have warned users to beware of fake apps on Google Play posing as security tools after finding 36 such applications on the popular marketplace.
Malicious apps posing under names including Security Defender, Security Keeper, Smart Security, and Advanced Boost managed to slip past Play Store defences and onto the devices of Android users - it's likely that by offering a handful of useful services to users and obfuscating their malicious activities, the apps were able to pass the verification process by appearing to look like legitimate tools.
Avast Mobile Security is also an app that comes to our mind when we recommend an antivirus app for Android.