All Android users are warned: you need to delete some antivirus apps – if you got them in the first place.
There are 15 apps on the Google Play Store, which are said to be dangerous for users – and they are still available there. These apps have been downloaded billions of times. As per some online privacy experts VPN Pro, these apps can cause harm to your smartphone. Jan Youngren wrote in a VPN post that these apps are popular and dangerous for us. This is why they are asking us to get rid of these apps.
These apps ask users to give them permissions that actually leave them vulnerable to hacking. Youngren stated that the permissions are those regarding knowing your location, or being able to use your camera, or using your phone without you actually knowing. The blog also added a list of all these apps, and we are also posting it here.
These are some of the dangerous apps – delete them as soon as possible
Clean Master – Antivirus, Applock & Cleaner
Super Cleaner – Antivirus, Booster, Phone Cleaner
Super Security – Antivirus, Booster & AppLock
360 Security Lite – Booster, Cleaner, AppLock
Antivirus Free 2019 – Virus Cleaner
For the full list, don’t forget to check out TheSun: http://www.thesun.co.uk.
Some of them have been taken out of the Google Play Store, but many of them are still available there. Researchers say that users need to be very careful when they are downloading apps. Even if these apps are guilty of invading privacy in the past, they are still on the Google Play Store, and you might want to spread the word. These apps are still getting downloaded millions of times every month. You should also ask yourself if you really need an antivirus app, and if you do, you need to see if the app requests for certain permissions. If yes, do not accept them. It might also be a good idea to see who is the developer.
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