Researchers from ZScaler have warned about 17 harmful apps that are stealing your private data including your SMS messages, contact lists, and device information.

The research concluded that the apps contain a type of malware called Joker.  “Joker is one of the most prominent malware families that continually targets Android devices.”

“Despite awareness of this particular malware, it keeps finding its way into Google’s official application market by employing changes in its code, execution methods, or payload-retrieving techniques.” ZScaler researcher Viral Gandhi explained in a blog post.

Although Google has since removed the 17 apps from the Google Play Store, they had already been downloaded 120,000 times and if you have any of them you need to uninstall now.

The 17 dangerous android apps

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Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message

Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons

Tangram App Lock

Direct Messenger

Private SMS

One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator

Style Photo Collage

Meticulous Scanner

Desire Translate

Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus

Care Message

Part Message

Paper Doc Scanner

Blue Scanner

Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF

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