Police are warning Android users about a virus which has been identified on eight apps.

Over the last three years, the Android malware Joker has made headlines as a result of it invading applications on Google Play Store.

It infects the user’s device after the infected application is downloaded and secretly collects data.

Researchers have identified the virus in eight apps on the Google Play Store which Google have now removed.

In a warning on social media, Scarborough Police say Auxiliary Message, Fast Magic SMS, Free CamScanner, Super Message, Element Scanner, Go Messages, Travel Wallpapers and Super SMS should be removed immediately.