Malwares are an omnipresent element of our modern technological world and they've been so since its creation. Various different Malware softwares have affected millions of people over the past years and now we are faced by another, it's called Judy and it has infected close to 36.5 million Android users.
This new malware was first detected by Security research firm Check Point, which alerted Google about it. While Google is working on removing the infected apps from the play store, the malware has managed to get around 4.5 million to 18.5 million downloads.
What is Judy?
Judy is an adware, which in layman terms means that the developers of this malware create fake ad clicks after infecting the smartphones. researches found that most of the apps came from the same company based out of South Korea. The name of the South Korean company is Kiniwini and has been mentioned on Google Play Store as ENISTUDIO corp and it is said to develop apps for Android, iOS.
How does Judy work?
How to know if you're safe?
It's actually quite simple at this point as there are a limited set of apps who carry this malware along, so you just have to check if you've any app given in the list below. if not then, you're good, if yes! then you might have to format your phone completely as there's no other way to be totally safe. While Google has assured that it has removed all the malicious apps, it never hurts to be careful while downloading apps in the future.