It is reported that the malware disguises itself as a Google related application and automatically replaces installed apps on the device with malicious versions without the user’s knowledge. The malware is a security risk concern as it can easily be used to obtain financial information and tracking your activity on your smartphone.
Unlike other high-profile malware threats, Agent Smith has not been spread via the official Google Play Store. Instead, it has been spread via 9apps.com, a third-party app store owned by China’s Alibaba.
If you have been affected by the Agent Smith Android threat then here’s how you can remove any malicious apps on your Android.
– Go to Settings Menu
– Click on Apps or Application Manager
– Scroll to the suspected app and uninstall it
– If it can’t be found then remove all recently installed apps