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Remove this popular task manager app immediately if you are an Android user

Another warning against a dangerous Android app that you should remove.

cyber experts in Zscaler ThreatLabz are warning all Android users to check their phones ASAP to make sure they don’t have a popular task management app installed, urging everyone who does to remove it immediately.

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Which Android app should I remove and what does it do?

The app to remove is All: Manager of the day, which has been flagged after installing a dangerous banking Trojan malware called Xenomorph. Malware can grab your banking information and even gain access to your private SMS messages by intercepting your two-step verification codes to hijack your logins.

The cyber experts at Zscaler ThreatLabz are warning all Android users to check their phones as soon as possible to make sure they don't have a popular task management app installed, urging everyone who does to remove it immediately.

The cyber experts at Zscaler ThreatLabz are warning all Android users to check their phones as soon as possible to make sure they don’t have a popular task management app installed, urging everyone who does to remove it immediately. (Cyberguy.com)

The experts discovered that the malware is introduced as a fake Google Service application from the Internet hosting service GitHub as soon as Todo is installed. It starts by stealthily asking users to enable the access permission. Once that permission is granted, it will be added as a device administrator and will not allow users to disable it.

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If you have the app installed but you didn’t grant access permission to the malware, then you should be able to remove the app without any issues. If you granted access, you may need to backup your files and factory reset your phone to get rid of the app.

To make a backup and restore your androidvisit CyberGuy.com and search for “backup and restore” by clicking the magnifying glass icon at the top of my website.

The cyber experts at Zscaler ThreatLabz are warning all Android users to check their phones as soon as possible to make sure they don't have a popular task management app installed, urging everyone who does to remove it immediately.

The cyber experts at Zscaler ThreatLabz are warning all Android users to check their phones as soon as possible to make sure they don’t have a popular task management app installed, urging everyone who does to remove it immediately. (Cyberguy.com)

How can I protect myself against malware in the future?

You should always be on the lookout for suspicious activity on your devices. You can take these additional precautionary steps to ensure that you avoid applications affected by malware at all times.

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  • Check the ratings of any app before downloading it and be sure to read the reviews. If you’re inundated with negative reviews, it’s probably not worth downloading.
  • Make sure your software on your iphone either Android is always up to date
  • Keep your web browsers up to date
  • Use an antivirus application. Look at my expert review of the best antivirus protection for your Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices by searching for ‘Best Antivirus’ on CyberGuy.com.
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