November 5, 2019 | by:

Android Users: BEWARE

Technology security company Symantec is warning Android users about a “malicious” application called Xhelper that has infected tens of thousands of devices in the past six months that reportedly can’t be removed. In a blog post Tuesday, Symantec said it had “observed a surge in detections for a malicious Android application that can hide itself from users, download additional malicious apps and display advertisements.” Symantec says Xhelper is “able to reinstall itself” after Android users uninstall it and is “designed to remain hidden.” Even a factory reset is unable to remove the malware, the company states. Click here for the full story from CTV News.