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Delete these Android apps NOW – Google bans over 100 apps that ‘hack your phone and ruin its battery’

Delete these Android apps NOW – Google bans over 100 apps that ‘hack your phone and ruin its battery’

GOOGLE has banned over 130 apps over the past six months after they were found to be riddled with malware.

Android users are being advised to delete the apps if they have them on their smartphones.


Google is in a constant battle with cybercriminals[/caption]

The Google Play Store is battling almost constantly with cybercriminals trying to upload apps full of malware.

Google does have extensive security measures but sometimes apps can slip through the net.

This includes apps that are used to hack and steal data or ones that brick your phone withe adware.

Google deletes malicious apps as soon as a problem is spotted but sometimes this is too late for people who have already downloaded them.

Risky Android apps

Experts advise deleting the following…

  • Shoot Clean-Junk Cleaner
  • Super Clean Lite
  • Super Clean-Phone Booster
  • Quick Games
  • Rocket Cleaner
  • Rocket Cleaner Lite
  • Speed Clean
  • LinkWorldVPN
  • H5 gamebox
  • QR Code – Scan & Read a Barcode
  • Period Tracker – Cycle Ovulation Women’s
  • QR & Barcode Scan Reader
  • Wallpapers 4K, Backgrounds HD
  • Transfer Data Smart
  • Explorer File Manager
  • Today Weather Radar
  • Mobnet.io: Big Fish Frenzy
  • Clock LED
  • Car Racing 2019
  • 4K Wallpaper (Background 4K Full HD)
  • Backgrounds 4K HD
  • QR Code Reader & Barcode Scanner Pro
  • File Manager Pro – Manager SD Card/Explorer
  • VMOWO City: Speed Racing 3D
  • Barcode Scanner
  • Screen Stream Mirroring
  • Sound Recorder
  • Super Cleaner
  • Virus Cleaner 2019
  • File Manager
  • Joy Launcher
  • Turbo Browser
  • Weather Forecast
  • Candy Selfie Camera
  • Hi VPN, Free VPN
  • Candy Gallery
  • Calendar Lite
  • Super Battery
  • Hi Security 2019
  • Net Master
  • Puzzle Box
  • Private Browse
  • Hi VPN Pro
  • World Zoo
  • Word Crossy!
  • Soccer Pinball
  • Dig it
  • Laser Break
  • Music Roam
  • Word Crush
  • Super Wallpapers Flashlight
  • Padenatef
  • Wallpaper Level
  • Contour Level wallpaper
  • iPlayer & iWallpaper
  • Video Maker
  • Color Wallpapers
  • Pedometer
  • Powerful Flashlight
  • Super Bright Flashlight
  • Super Flashlight
  • Solitare Game
  • Accurate scanning of QR code
  • Classic card game
  • Junk file cleaning
  • Synthetic Z
  • File Manager
  • Composite Z
  • Screenshot Capture
  • Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
  • Wuxia Reader
  • Plus Weather
  • Anime Live Wallpaper
  • Health Step Counter
  • Draw Color by Number
  • Skate Board – New
  • Find Hidden Differences
  • Shoot Master
  • Stacking Guys
  • Disc Go!
  • Spot Hidden Differences
  • Dancing Run – Color Ball Run
  • Find 5 Differences
  • Joy Woodworker
  • Throw Master
  • Throw into Space
  • Divide it – Cut & Slice Game
  • Tony Shoot – NEW
  • Assassin Legend
  • Flip King
  • Save Your Boy
  • Assassin Hunter 2020
  • Stealing Run
  • Fly Skater 2020
  • SnapTube

The Express rounded up the last six months of Android warnings about apps users need to delete.

The majority of which can be found in the list above.

Some of the apps were signing users up to premium rated services without their permission.

This includes popular app SnapTube that had over 40 million downloads.

It’s always best to check your phone bill to make sure this isn’t happening to you.

Others started showing too many ads and this kept happening even when the app wasn’t in use.

Some apps can silently steal data and can be harder to detect.

Make sure you do your research on any apps you download and get them from the official Play Store.

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In other news, Snapchat is testing a new explore feature that could make it a lot more similar to TikTok.

Unsuspecting WhatsApp users are being warned about ‘fake’ versions of the app that could leave them vulnerable to hackers.

And, Tinder has started testing a new ‘virtual dating’ feature that will let you video chat with your potential lover.

Have you ever downloaded a dodgy app? Let us know in the comments…

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