9 Dangerous Apps on your Smartphone that Google banned.
- Google recently removed 9 apps from the Play Store.
- Google also announced new store listing preview asset guidelines.
- These apps have reportedly been identified to display fraudulent advertisements on users’ devices.
Google recently removed 9 apps from its Play Store. People have downloaded these apps more than 10 million times. These apps showed frivolous advertisements to people, and through these advertisements dangerous malware reached people’s phones, potentially harming users on a large scale.
All of these applications come under different names but serve the same purpose. Some were image editors, video editing apps, others were wallpaper apps, flashlight apps, file managers, and mobile games. Once downloaded, the apps bombard users with countless out-of-context ads. These unexpected advertisements can eventually slow down users’ phones and can even spy on users.
Delete these apps to stay safe
There is also the risk of data theft by malware, so it is important that you remove them immediately if you have these applications on your phone. Let us tell you about 9 of these popular apps that you should remove from your phone right away. These are:
- com.luxcarad.card: Vale GG
- com. gardenguides.plantingfree: Vote European Football
- com.free_coupon.gg_free_coupon: GG Coupon Ads
- com.m_application.app_moi_6: GG Coupon Ads
- vale.com.free.voucher: Vale GG
- com. ynsuper.chatfuel: Chatfuel
- Com.free_coupon.net_coupon: Net Coupon
- com.movie.net_coupon: Net Coupon
- com.euro2021: Official EURO 2021
According to research, Android malicious apps are mostly free beauty apps, cameras, and web series. The apps have now been removed from the Play Store. The reason people download these kinds of apps is that they lure them in with promises of gifts that are never actually delivered, like free Netflix coupon codes, Google AdWords coupon codes.
While Google was quick to act on the information, the question is how these apps passed Google’s security check. Obviously, Google’s current security measures are not enough to keep malware out of the Play Store. It is recommended that only official applications from the Google Play Store are downloaded to avoid such malicious applications. It’s always best to read an app’s reviews and ratings before downloading it.
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