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Google removes 85 adware apps that were installed by millions of users

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OK get the list below to see if you have a problem. As well, open the Play store and if you have them you will see a notification.

Excerpt:

"The apps were blatant adware, and you didn't need to be a security researcher to realize they were malicious.

The first time users ran any of the apps, they would proceed to show fullscreen ads in different steps, asking and reasking users to press various buttons to continue.

If the user was persistent and stayed with the app until it reached a menu page, every menu button push would trigger yet another fullscreen ad, over and over again until the app would suddenly crash, hiding its original app icon."

Source with much more: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-removes-85-adware-apps-that-were-installed-by-millions-of-users/?ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=19724681974700635514865380622813

Direct link to the list of malware apps from Trend Micro, in pdf format and safe: https://documents.trendmicro.com/assets/AdwareFoundonGooglePlay_Appendix.pdf

 

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This is one of the top reasons I completely gave up on Androids and only use iOS now.  I still have one Android but haven't touched it in months, guess I should get rid of it.

 

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