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These 38 new malware-affected Android apps discovered, Delete right away

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In the past few days, plenty of malware-affected Android applications have been discovered that pose a threat to your device and its data. To date, close to 100 Android applications have been found which are affected by some kind of malware. This time again, a total of 38 new malware-affected apps came to light that McAfee confirms. Let’s know more about them.

If you are unaware, these in-question applications are able to launch constantly intrusive apps in the background that can also lead to the collection of your device’s crucial info and sensitive data. The most problematic thing is these are available on the Google Play Store, which makes it hard to think that these are harmful to the device. In the recently found apps, there are some with 10 million or more downloads as well.

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Let us tell you, in this list, most of the applications are games that try to copy the popular game Minecraft. Informatively, these applications are affected by malware from the same family as the Goldoson virus. If you don’t know, these Goldoson virus launches Hidden apps that collect unsolicited sensitive data. Notably, these apps themselves run smoothly and are harmless, but the issue lies with the ads they generate.

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Informatively, Hidden ads generated by these malware-affected applications have left their effect mainly on the markets, including the United States, Canada, Korea, and Brazil, but still, we suggest all of you delete or uninstall these apps as soon as possible. Besides, Big G Google has also taken steps on their side and tried to remove these apps from the Google Play Store. Nota bene, all the affected applications are listed below.

  • Block Box Master Diamond
  • Craft Sword Mini Fun
  • Block Box Skyland Sword
  • Craft Monster Crazy Sword
  • Block Pro Forrest Diamond
  • Block Game Skyland Forrest
  • Block Rainbow Sword Dragon
  • Craft Rainbow Mini Builder
  • Block Forrest Tree Crazy
  • Craft Clever Monster Castle
  • Block Monster Diamond Dragon
  • Craft World Fun Robo
  • Block Pixelart Tree Pro
  • Craft Mini Lucky Fun
  • Block Earth Skyland World
  • Block Rainbow Monster Castle
  • Block Fun Rainbow Builder
  • Craft Dragon Diamond Robo
  • Block World Tree Monster
  • Block Diamond Boy Pro
  • Block Lucky Master Earth
  • Craft Forrest Mini Fun
  • Craft Sword City Pro
  • Block Loki Monster Builder
  • Block Boy Earth Mini
  • Block Crazy Builder City
  • Craft Sword Vip Pixelart
  • Block City Fun Diamond
  • Craft City Loki Rainbow
  • Craft Boy Clever Sun
  • Block City Dragon Sun
  • Craft Loki Forrest Monster
  • Lokicraft: Forrest Survival 3D
  • Craft Castle Sun Rain
  • Craft Game Earth World
  • Craft Lucky Castle Builder
  • Craftsman: Building City 2022
  • Craft Rainbow Pro Rain

Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Google Introduces a Paid Version Of Chrome

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The study says that as of March 2024, 3.45 billion internet users use Google Chrome, which is about 63.87% of the global browser market. Maybe the free-of-charge is the key reason behind this. And now, to expand its versatility, Google has launched a paid version of Chrome called ‘Chrome Enterprise Premium.’ 

Chrome is a browser developed by the brand and is one of the most familiar pieces of software in its category, as well as one of the most preferred. All credit goes to its several features that suit the convenience of the users. The company consistently strives to improve the browsing experience through constant enhancements. Recently, Google has introduced the possibility of forcing dark mode on all sites, as both a function capable of bringing order to the multiple tabs open in the browser is arriving, or even as soon as the Incognito Mode of the software will surely protect the privacy of users. 

Now, Google is introducing a subscription plan, as it offers a business-oriented version of Google Chrome named Chrome Enterprise Premium. However, at the moment, the giants have not revealed detailed plan information or what features the premium version offers. 

Google has therefore decided to debut a new version of the paid Chrome browser, dedicated to business users. Chrome Enterprise now boasts two options, which are as follows: 

  • The Core Plan (free) 
  • The Premium Plan (paid) 

The brand’s ‘new browser can offer an extra layer of data protection to users while they are online, using tools such as automatic updates to protect against newly emerged vulnerabilities and personalized site permissions across all managed devices. But not only that, the new version of Chrome is specially introduced to block suspicious add-ons to better prevent any type of hacker attack. Both versions of Chrome Enterprise differ in some features; however, the Core version also represents a more than valid solution. The recently introduced Premium subscription plan can offer additional features such as: 

  • Deep malware scan 
  • Power to filter URLs based on website category 
  • Data loss prevention 
  • Context-aware access for Saas, Google Cloud, and private web apps through Chrome.

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Samsung Internet Gets New Update To Improve Webpage Translations

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Samsung Internet is a browser for Android devices that offers multiple features to improve web browsing; webpage translation is one of them. The Samsung Internet update is improving webpage translations. 

Samsung is rolling out a new update for Samsung Internet, which has arrived with version number 2.012.111. This update will delicately enhance the webpage translation facility. With this update, the brand is offering a redesigned UI and GUI that simplifies the process of translating web pages. 

With this update, the brand is improving the translation performance and stability of the web page translation, which means that Samsung Internet will now be able to deliver results with more accuracy in a faster way, significantly improving the user experience for those who prefer this webpage translation feature. 

However, recently, the translation feature on Samsung Internet has already received a major boost from Samsung with One UI 6.1 and the Galaxy AI update. Noticeably, to experience these features, users must have Samsung Internet running on Version 24.0 or newer. The Galaxy device supports ‘Galaxy AI’ and runs on One UI 6.1; for them, the translation feature is now integrated into the ‘Browsing assist’ menu. 

Interested parties can easily check out the update by just following the steps mentioned here: Galaxy Store >> Menu Option >> Updates. 


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VPN By Google One Will No Longer Be Available

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VPN by Google One will no longer be available as Google decided to shut down this service sometime later this year. 

Google informed Google One users through an email that it was shutting down the VPN Google One service. However, in the mail, the exact date to shut down the service is not mentioned; instead, it is just mentioned that the benefit will be phased out “later this year.” 

Google One VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Until now, it has been a part of the Google One subscription service and is available on Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. It just encrypts the web traffic and protects privacy online. Google One introduced this VPN as an optional service to other well-known virtual private networks, such as Nord VPN and Express VPN. 

Google made the VPN available on all Google One plans, even the cheapest $1.99 per month one. In an email, Google stated that it’s phasing out VPNs through Google One to make way for more in-demand features and benefits. Apart from all this, Google also confirmed that it is shutting down the VPN feature, and the aim behind this is that ‘people simply were not using it.’ 

However, Pixel users will still be able to access Google’s VPN through Pixel settings if they have a Pixel 7 or upper model, as Google confirmed. Also, free shipping for select print orders from Google Photos in Canada, the UK, the US, and the EU starts on May 15. 


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