ESET mobile security researchers have determined Trojan viruses on Google Play caused by “porn-clicking” malware. Moreover, the virus had invaded “seemingly legit” applications that may put the devices into danger.

How Porn Clicker Trojan works

Based on the blog of ESET website, this Trojan virus is far different from the other Trojan viruses that are being use to steal passwords. The creator of the malware designed the virus to visit porn sites and automatically click ads to make some income for the website.  The virus can also sneak in the background, and chew through the user’s data allowance. Additionally, the ESET team stated that every android user can be a victim anytime and anywhere so they advice the android users that they must be careful on downloading apps.

Where Porn Clicker Trojan are from

The malware has not yet invaded the legit applications of the application store, but the malware is secretly hiding on some “fake applications” like versions of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Dubsmash, Snapchat, and other high rating downloads.

According to the ESET researchers, they have discovered almost 350 viruses on the Google Play Store in the past seven months. The researchers said that the slipping of the viruses on the majority of android applications resulted into millions of malware downloads. The ESET staffs announced an “outbreak” in this malware incident.

‘True campaign’

ESET researcher Lukáš Štefanko talked about the campaign concerning about the demolition the malware “It’s not that some bad guys attain a high number of downloads and then disappear after getting banned by Google,” Info-Security Magazine quoted Štefanko as saying. “This is a true campaign…These fake apps are being systematically modified to sneak past even advanced detection methods based on what the Bouncer the mechanism for checking applications submitted to the Google’s official app store learnt from the malware’s previously discovered cousins.”

Preventing the Virus

According to the reports of SC Magazine, the users can prevent their devices from the malware by paying attention to the reviews and ratings before downloading anything from the app store. Moreover, the users can also add more filters before downloading any application from the Google store.

Up to this date, the “porn clicking” malware is still on the market and hiding in fake applications.