- Google recently removes 9 applications from the Play store.
- Google also announced new store listing preview asset guidelines.
- These apps have reportedly been identified to render fraudulent advertising in users’ devices
Google recently removed 9 apps from its Play Store. People have downloaded these apps more than 10 million times. These apps were showing frivolous advertisements to the people and through these advertisements, dangerous malware was reaching the phones of people, which could harm the users on a large scale.
All these apps come with different names but served the same purpose. Some were image editors, video editing apps, others were wallpaper apps, flashlight applications, file managers, and mobile games. Once downloaded, the apps bombard users with innumerous out-of-context adverts. Such unexpected ads can eventually slow down the users’ phones and can even spy on users.
Delete these apps to remain safe
There is also a risk of data theft from malware, so it is important for you to delete them immediately if you have these apps on your phone. Let us tell you about 9 of these popular apps which you should delete from your phone immediately. These are:
- com.luxcarad.card: GG Voucher
- com. gardenguides.plantingfree: Vote European Football
- com.free_coupon.gg_free_coupon: GG Coupon Ads
- com.m_application.app_moi_6 : GG Voucher Ads
- com.free.voucher: GG Voucher
- com. ynsuper.chatfuel: Chatfuel
- Com.free_coupon.net_coupon : Net Coupon
- com.movie.net_coupon : Net Coupon
- com.euro2021 : EURO 2021 Official
As per the research, the malign Android apps are mostly beauty, cameras, free web series apps. The apps have now been removed from the Play Store. The reason people downloading these kinds of apps is that- they lure them with promises of freebies that are never actually delivered Such as free Netflix coupon codes, Google AdWords coupon codes.
While Google acted quickly on the information, the question is that how did these apps pass Google’s security check. Evidently, Google’s current security measures aren’t enough to keep malware away from the Play Store. It is advised that only the official apps be downloaded from the Google Play Store to avoid such malicious apps. It’s always best to read the reviews and ratings of an app before downloading.
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