17 dangerous Android apps hit 550,000 devices: Delete these now

Researchers have found 17 apps on Google Play store that bombard users with ‘dangerous’ ads. The apps, discovered by security company Bitdefender, have been downloaded as many as 550,000-plus times.

17 dangerous Android apps hit 550,000 devices: Delete these now
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These 17 dangerous Android apps hit 550,000 devices: Delete these now

Researchers have found 17 apps on Google Play store that bombard users with ‘dangerous’ ads. The apps, discovered by security company Bitdefender, have been downloaded as many as 550,000-plus times. They include racing games, barcode and QR-code scanners, weather apps and wallpapers.

These apps use variety of tricks to avoid detection by Google. In fact, many of these apps were still there on Play Store while writing this story. The apps have intrusive pop-up ads that are huge battery drains. Though at the outset, these adware-ridden apps don't seem to do anything malicious. However, researchers warn that they could easily be altered to install Android malware. So read on to know the names of these 17 apps and delete them from your phones right now ...

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Source : Gadgets Now