Keep an eye for these three fake WhatsApp tools and if you see them do not install them as they are loaded with Malware. This particular malware once installed allows remote operators to read your Whatsapp notifications and in some cases can read all of your Whatsapp messages. If you have already downloaded them, that’s no problem, just run a scan with Incognito and we will remove them. Here are the names of the three offending apps.
- WhatsApp Plus
How can you stay safe?
- Only ever install apps from the Google Play Store, and before you install, check how many reviews the app has. (This is the most important thing to do)
- Never install an app from a website that you do not trust. You can use the Incognito Website Checker, and we will tell you if it is safe or not.
- During installation, pay attention to the requested permissions and do not grant any permissions that appear unnecessary for the app’s core functionality.
- You can also use Incognito’s App Check tool to check what permissions an installed app already has on your device. If you use this feature, you will be stunned by some of your installed apps’ permissions. I suggest you use this tool to check what apps have what permissions on your device. Does a torchlight app need to be able to make phone calls etc.?
- Keep an eye on battery consumption; if your device goes dead fast, it is a clear sign of malware infection
- Also, keep an eye on network traffic volumes to identify any spikes as this can be a sign of malicious processes running in the background.
Wishing you a great morning, day or evening ahead depending where you are in the world 🙂
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.