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22 dangerous Android apps you should uninstall immediately

22 dangerous Android apps you should uninstall immediately

While using an app, have you tried disabling an ad but couldn’t do so? Chances are you may have been a victim of a malicious adware doing rounds on Google Play store.
Cybersecurity software company Check Point has listed 22 flashlight and utility apps on Google Play Store that have this adware. Dubbed as LightsOut, this has reached a spread of between 1.5 million and 7.5 million downloads.
“The suspicious scripts overrides the user’s decision to disable ads showing outside of a legitimate context, and then, in many of the apps, hides its icon to hinder efforts to remove it. This is a purely malicious activity, as it has no other possible purpose other than eluding the user,” said Check Point in its research.
Here are the 22 malicious apps listed by Check Point:
Note: Check Point notified Google about all these malicious apps, who soon removed them from the Google Play store.

 

  1. Smart Swipe

Package Name: com.smart.swipe.whitedot
Minimum downloads: 50,000
Maximum downloads: 100,000

2. Realtime Booster

Package Name: com.wifi.network.realtime
Minimum downloads: 10,000
Maximum downloads: 50,000

3. File Transfer Pro

Package Name: com.wifi.network.realtime
Minimum downloads: 10,000
Maximum downloads: 50,000

4. Network Guard

Package Name: com.network.guard.tool
Minimum downloads: 1,000
Maximum downloads: 5,000

5. LED Flashlight

Package Name: com.brightest.ledflashlight
Minimum downloads: 1,000
Maximum downloads: 5,000

6. Voice Recorder Pro

Package Name: com.arc.voice.recorder.pro
Minimum downloads: 1,000
Maximum downloads: 5,000

7. Free Wifi Pro

Package Name: pro.freewifi.password
Minimum downloads: 10,000
Maximum downloads: 50,000

8. Call Recorder Pro

Package Name: com.call.recorder.pro
Minimum downloads: 100,000
Maximum downloads: 500,000

9. Call Recorder

Package Name: com.solidunion.callrecorder
Minimum downloads: 1,000,000
Maximum downloads: 5,000,000

10. Realtime cleaner

Package Name: com.realtime.app.cleaner
Minimum downloads: 10,000
Maximum downloads: 50,000

11. Super Flash Light

Package Name: com.nfl.flashlight
Minimum downloads: 5,000
Maximum downloads: 10,000

12. Wallpaper HD Bacground

Package Name: hd.background.wallpaper.theme
Minimum downloads: 100,000
Maximum downloads: 500,000
       13. Cool Flash Light
Package Name: com.ledflashlight.cool
Minimum downloads: 10,000
Maximum downloads: 50,000
     14. Master Wifi Key
Package Name: com.master.wifikey.booster
Minimum downloads: 100,000
Maximum downloads: 500,000
     15. Wifi Security Master – Wifi Analyzer, Speed Test
Package Name: com.wifimaster.network.speedtest
Minimum downloads: 50,000
Maximum downloads: 100,000
     16. Free wifi Connect
Package Name: com.freewifi.connect.booster
Minimum downloads: 100,000
Maximum downloads: 500,000
       17. Brightest LED Flashlight – Almighty
Package Name: com.brightest.ledflashlight.almighty
Minimum downloads: 5,000
Maximum downloads: 10,000
        18. Brightest Flashlight
Package Name: com.brightest.ledflashlight.best
Minimum downloads: 10,000
Maximum downloads: 50,000
        19. Call Recording Manager
Package Name: rec.call.recording.manager
Minimum downloads: 1,000
Maximum downloads: 5,000
       20. Smart Free Wifi
Package Name: com.smart.freewifi.booster
Minimum downloads: 1,000
Maximum downloads: 5,000
      21. Brightest LED Flashlight – pro
Package Name: com.brightest.ledflashlight.pro
Minimum downloads: 10,000
Maximum downloads: 50,000
     22. Dr Clean Lite
Package Name: com.dr.clean.lite
Minimum downloads: 5,000
Maximum downloads: 10,000

 

 

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