AVG Warns of Fake AVG Antivirus Apps Hosted on Google Play

You can end up with a piece of adware installed on your device if you're not careful

By on September 9th, 2013 17:41 GMT

It’s not uncommon for bogus Android apps to pop up on Google Play. AVG Technologies experts claim to have spotted at least 33 applications that contain aggressive advertising components.

Of these apps, some are designed to look like legitimate apps from Microsoft, Google and Twitter. However, some of the shady programs are disguised as AVG Antivirus, including the recently launched AVG 2014.

According to experts, the developers of these fake applications have designed all sorts of new AVG icons to make their creations look more legitimate.

Once they’re installed, the fake security programs change the device’s search options, and start pushing all sorts of advertisements for adult services.

If you’re looking to install an AVG Antivirus on your Android phone, make sure it is developed by AVG Mobile.

Check out the gallery to see what the fake apps look like.

Fake AVG Antivirus apps (5 Images)

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