Hi Guys.

The FleckPE Android malware has been making headlines for being installed over 600,000 times via apps on the Google Play Store. This malicious software poses a significant threat to users’ privacy and the security of their personal data. In this article, we will provide clear instructions on which applications to remove from your smartphone to protect yourself from FleckPE, as well as explain the risks associated with having these apps on your device.

What is FleckPE Android Malware?

FleckPE is a dangerous piece of malware that targets Android devices, aiming to steal sensitive information such as login credentials, banking information, and contact details. It is usually disguised as legitimate apps on the Google Play Store, tricking users into downloading and installing them. Once installed, the malware can initiate various malicious activities, including data theft, unauthorized access to the device, and even spreading to other devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections.

Risks of FleckPE Malware:

Having the FleckPE malware on your smartphone can lead to the following risks:

  1. Identity theft: The malware can steal personal information, such as your name, address, and date of birth, which can be used to commit identity fraud.
  2. Financial loss: FleckPE can access your banking information and perform unauthorized transactions, resulting in financial loss.
  3. Privacy invasion: The malware can access your messages, emails, and call logs, leading to a breach of your privacy.
  4. Device compromise: FleckPE can gain unauthorized access to your device, allowing it to control your smartphone remotely, install more malware, or use it for malicious purposes.
  5. Malware spread: The malware can spread to other devices through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections, infecting even more devices and putting your contacts at risk.

Removing These Applications:

You must remove these three harmful applications to protect your smartphone from FleckPE malware. Below is a list of apps that have been linked to FleckPE. If you have any of these apps on your device, uninstall them immediately:

  1. Beauty Slimming Photo Editor
  2. Photo Effect Editor
  3. GIF Camera Editor Pro

To uninstall an app on your Android device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Apps” or “Application Manager.”
  3. Find the app you want to uninstall and tap on it.
  4. Tap on “Uninstall” and confirm the action.

Protecting Your Smartphone in the Future: To minimize the risk of downloading malware-infected apps in the future, consider the following tips:

  1. Only download apps from trusted sources, such as the Google Play Store.
  2. Regularly update your device’s operating system and apps to protect them from known vulnerabilities.
  3. Install a reputable antivirus app on your device and perform regular scans.
  4. Be cautious when granting permissions to apps, especially if they request access to sensitive information or functions.
  5. Stay informed about the latest malware threats and take necessary precautions to protect your device.

Please let me know if you need any help with this or anything else. Her privacy care team is on standby 24 hours a day to help you with any security issues you might have, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

All the best,

Max Roberts.
Incognito Privacy Care Team.