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These gaming apps many of which were for children were infected with a pop-up porn malware dubbed as AdultSwine

So far, they've been downloaded between 3 million and 7 million times. The apps contained code dubbed "AdultSwine", Check Point Research said Friday.

"Developers [have] reported unexpected latency between when a user installs a mobile app and when the corresponding Wear app is installed via multi-APK on Wear 1.0 devices", Lam stated in a Google+ post.

Google has deleted 60 games from its Play Store after security firm Check Point uncovered a malicious bug that displayed porn ads in game apps, many of which are aimed at children. The researchers said the code could "wreak havoc" in three possible ways: display web ads that were often inappropriate and pornographic, attempt to trick users into installing fake "security apps", and try to make users register for some sort of premium services at a cost.

When it comes to the fraudulent premium services, AdultSwine initially displays a pop-up ad saying that the user is entitled to win an iPhone by simply answering four short questions.

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The source of the malware has not been pinpointed, but Peter Alexander, chief marketing officer at Check Point, says it appears the intent was criminal.

One user said in a comment on the Google Play Store that his son saw pornographic content on one of the apps, according to Check Point's findings. "We appreciate Check Point's work to help keep users safe", said the spokesperson.

The malware was not found in apps that are a part of Google's "Designed for Families" program. If the app is also supposed to work as a standalone app, developers will additionally have to upload the Wear APK to the Play Store separately.

In late August of previous year, Google announced some updates to its Android Wear policy which would affect the requirements for an app to obtain an "Enhanced for Android Wear" badge. Google's added a lot of new features and improvements since its release in 2016, but like any other communications app, it's faced the same issue of forcing you to encourage your friends and family members to actually download it so you can talk to them. Padon also suggested checking apps' reviews before downloading.

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