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How to Check the XcodeGhost Malware Lurking in iOS Apps

XcodeGhost again, although Apple has issued a statement saying the malware has been confirmed exist in multiple applications in several apps, but the company did not come up with an effective solution, maybe a new update with fixes coming soon.

Below is a list of some of the affected apps posted by the Palo Alto Networks. You can view roughly to check whether you also installed one of them.

It’s been suggested that over 300 apps are infected, with 31 of them so far identified (list below) …

Angry Birds 2
Card Safe
China Unicom Mobile Office
CITIC Bank move card space
Didi Chuxing developed by Uber’s biggest rival in China Didi Kuaidi
Eyes Wide
Freedom Battle
High German map
Hot stock market
I called MT
I called MT 2
IFlyTek input
Jane book
Lazy weekend
Mara Mara
Marital bed
Medicine to force
Micro Channel
Microblogging camera
Pocket billing
Poor tour
Quick asked the doctor
Railway 12306 the only official app used for buying train tickets in China
Stocks open class
Telephone attribution assistant
The driver drops
The Kitchen
Three new board
Watercress reading

Again, this is the list of apps that have been found to carry XcodeGhost, but there are hundreds of others out there that are affected. Up to now, more than 344 iOS apps and over 500 million users are affected by XcodeGhost.

Thankfully, the team behind Pangu jailbreak just released a virus checker that allows iOS users to find out whether their apps are affected by XcodeGhost. Well if you want to check whether your device is affected, or just for fun, then you can ferret out those apps lurking XcodeGhost malware just following the below steps.

ercodeStep 1: Launch the Safari on your iOS device, and enter and visit this address:


, where you can install XcodeGhost checker. You can also scan the QR code on the right below to open the page directly.

Step 2: Tap the blue ‘Download Now’ button that reads “立即下载”
Step 3: Tap “Install” when prompted
Step 4: Provide Pangu’s tool with trusted access by going into Settings > General > Profiles, selecting “Shenzhen Avaintel Technology,” then tapping “Trust”
Step 5: That is, the installation completed, just back to your iPhone home screen and open Pangu’s app, then press the blue check button that reads “点击检测Xcode病毒” to start scanning.

If your device is free from XcodeGhost malware, you will see a large green check once the test has been completed. If malware is detected, Pangu’s tool will tell you which app is infected and you can delete it until it is fixed.