Beware: Harmful Trojan Found in CamScanner Android App, Check Alternatives here

Harmful Trojan was found in the Android version of the famous CamScanner App. Google took action and removed it from the Play Store.

Only Free version of the App was affected. CamScanner HD and CamScanner(License) are still available for download on Google Play.

CamScanner posted an update on its Official Twitter Account.

What is the problem?

According to HackerNews, CamScanner is affected by a Trojan due to which Attackers can steal data from your Android Phone. A hidden Trojan-Dropper module has been found within the app due to which attackers could download external software to your phone.

What you should do?

If you are on Android and you use the free version of CamScanner, then follow these steps:

  1. Save all of your documents to your phone Gallery.
  2. You can do it by selecting all documents and tap Save to Gallery from options.
  3. Uninstall CamScanner’s free version immediately.
  4. Look for CamScanner alternatives below.

Free CamScanner Alternatives

1. Microsoft Office Lens – PDF Scanner

Download Microsoft Office Lens, which is the closest competitor of CamScanner. It is totally free and free from ads.

CamScanner Alternative Microsoft Office Lens
Microsoft Office Lens listing on Google Play

2. Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR

Along with being a PDF and Document Scanner, Adobe Scan is also very good at OCR. It means it can detect words written on the scanned photograph. You can reuse that content from the scanned document anywhere else.

CamScanner Alternatives - Adobe Scan PDF Scanner OCR
Adobe Scan PDF Scanner OCR

3. Scanbot – PDF Document Scanner

It has been selected in Editors choice by Google itself.

CamScanner Alternative - Scanbot PDF Document Scanner
Scanbot PDF Document Scanner

Watch this space for more updates about CamScanner.

Check the complete CamScanner review here.

Check out our list of Best Android Apps this month.

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Beware: Harmful Trojan Found in CamScanner Android App, Check Alternatives here

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