ESET said they reported their findings to Google and the app was subsequently taken off the Google Play Store.
Stefanko said: “DEFENSOR ID was released on Feb 3, 2020 and last updated to v1.4 on May 6, 2020. The latest version is analysed here; we weren’t able to determine if the earlier versions were also malicious.
“We reported it to Google on May 16, 2020 and since May 19, 2020 the app has no longer been available on Google Play.”
The latest Android alert comes hot on the heels of another warning, with dozens of apps being taken off the Google Play Store recently.
Over 30 popular apps were taken down from the official Play Store marketplace after it wad discovered the software could bombard users with unwanted ads.
The apps were also capable of intrusive browser redirects, which would take Android fans to websites without them ever clicking on a link.