Users that were fooled by the fake antivirus app Virus Shield are not only getting their money back, but Google is giving them an additional $5 credit to the Play Store. The app sold for $3.99 to about 10,000 users before it was pulled from the Play Store.
5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Google Play Weekly
You need to beware of mobile scareware ads which say your phone has a virus. This week one of the Android Authority team saw an antivirus scareware ad on his phone and was able to capture a couple of very useful screenshots.
Obad was the nastiest piece of Android malware discovered in 2013
In a recent end of year summary published by antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, the firm officially named Obad, a sophisticated Trojan that can be distributed via mobile botnets, as its Android Villain of the Year 2013.
Latest antivirus tests show which apps perform best
End of year tests, which are also valid for the start of 2014, show that 12 of the current 28 antivirus apps for Android have a perfect detection rate and spotted everyone of the 2,124 malicious samples used.