If you’re a Google Play Store user, keep an eye out for these apps as they can cost hundreds of dollars a month.
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Recently, the Avast team managed to identify various unwanted mobile applications. These work through Google Play Store and they mainly affect fans of the Minecraft video game as well as users of other games.
These applications are part of Fleeceware, a cybercrime category that attracts users through “attractive services” such as colorful wallpapers and various modifications for video games. They also offer trial periods for a very short period of time and after that they each charge $ 30 to $ 90 a week.
Later, those in charge of those applications rely on users to forget they installed them or the real cost of the subscription. Likewise, they use vulnerable areas such as children as children may not understand the consequences of these downloads. This is why Ondrej David, who leads Avast’s malware analysis team, noted:
“We encourage our customers to remain vigilant when downloading applications from unknown developers and to carefully research users’ ratings and billing agreements before subscribing.”
Next, we’ll share the names of the fraudulent applications detected so that you can remove them from your mobile devices:
- Skins for Roblox
- MasterCraft for Minecraft
- Skins, mods, maps for Minecraft PE
- Live wallpaper HD 3D background
- Master for Minecraft
- Boys and girls skins
- Map skins and mods for Minecraft
What to do when you have these applications installed
According to Avast experts, it is not enough just to find the mentioned applications and uninstall them. Therefore, users need to cancel the subscription on the Play Store. You can do this by accessing the application then the top left menu, then Subscriptions. From there you can cancel all of the mentioned services.