Security firm McAfee says that once opened, these apps download code that allows users to receive notifications to open web pages without them clicking on links and ads without warning. In such a situation, Google has taken immediate action and removed them from the Play Store.
Google is considered to be one of those companies whose policies are very clear and equally applicable to everyone. In such a situation, Google Play Store is also quite strict in terms of applications. If any application i.e. apps do not conform to its policy, it takes necessary action against them.
In such a scenario, you need to understand why Google recently removed 16 apps from the Play Store. These 16 apps received a total of more than 20 million downloads, even if these apps were removed, the reason behind this is security firm McAfee, who identified these apps as saying that the apps open web pages in the background and the actual user clicks on ads, which is a form of fraud. .
Security firm McAfee says that once opened, these apps download code that notifies users, notifying them of opening web pages without clicking on links and ads. In such a situation, Google has taken immediate action and removed them from the Play Store.
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These applications existed in the form of utility applications, which were used for simple tasks like turning on the phone’s torch, currency converter, QR code scanner, calculator.
Security firm McAfee found that adware code was also found in these apps, and what’s more, without the user’s knowledge, the app was draining the phone’s battery and using more of the network.
The names of these deleted applications are as follows
– Currency converter
– High speed camera
– Smart task manager
– Quick note
– Instagram profile downloader
– Ease Notes
If you are also using any of these applications, be alert immediately and uninstall it from your phone
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