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Security firm finds APKPure third-party app store infected with malware

Apr 12, 2021 20:05 IST | By Editorji News Desk

APKPure, a third-party app store for Android, was found to be infected by malware by security firm Kaspersky.

Kaspersky reportedly found a trojan-like infection in the app store and informed the company on April 8, after which the company resolved the issue and released an updated version. The firm had earlier found a similar malware within the Camscanner app.

If left unchecked, the malware can install itself on the system partition, making it difficult to remove, and then produce intrusive ads or paid subscriptions to the user. For complete safety, users are recommended only to download apps from the Google Play Store.