There are many naive people out there who have been tricked by some hackers to download the WhatsApp Gold version on their Android devices. The WhatsApp Gold version was presented as a “custom” official version of WhatsApp that was available only for celebrities.
At the same time, the application was expected to come with some extra features such as the ability to send hundreds of pictures at once, access new emojis, more customization options and the ability to make video calls. Well, in fact this application is actually a scam and it will infect your mobile device with malware. In other words, once your mobile device will get infected, hackers will be able to steal your data, but also to track your activity.
If you have installed the WhatsApp Gold version on your device, we suggest you to install an antivirus as soon as possible and complete a full scan of your mobile handset. It is good to know that the WhatsApp’s servers will ban all devices that are detected using this unauthorized software.
After you uninstall the malware application from your device and perform a complete full scan with an antivirus, we suggest you to install the WhatsApp application back on your Android device. When the installation is complete, you will need to use once again the mobile phone number to get verified and log into your WhatsApp account. In the future, we suggest you to install games and applications only from the Google Play store, as this way, you will be sure that no malware application will get installed on your Android device by mistake. Also, you should tell your friends to stay away from this fake application.
Have you installed the WhatsApp Gold version on your Android device? Tell us if you had problems with this malware and how you managed to get rid of it.