New Delhi :
The search engine giant Google has removed 13 infected apps from Play Store. These apps from the malicious software family - Brain Test used to make unauthorized downloads to the Android devices. The company took the step after it was notified by the security researcher Chris Dehghanpoor from cybersecurity firm, Lookout.
The infected apps attempts to detect if a device is rooted or not, then it copies several files to the /system partition. To remove the app performing factory reset is not enough, as the process does not clear the /system partition.
The researcher Dehghanpoor also pointed out that these apps boosted high download numbers and automatically posted positive reviews on play store.
The malicious apps removed from the store are Cake Blast, Jump Planet, Honey Comb, Crazy Block, Crazy Jelly, Tiny Puzzle, Ninja Hook, Piggy Jump, Just Fire, Eat Bubble, Hit Planet, Cake Tower and Drag Box.