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Warning: Millions of Android phones are infected

Warning: Millions of Android phones are infected

Although the Play Store removes many rogue apps, sometimes it loses an app. By “application” we mean 32 apps in this case, because at least it’s a number of malware apps that should be removed from your device ASAP.

Malware on your Android phone

New apps and app updates are uploaded to the Play Store every day. Although these are almost always heavily garbled, some malicious apps can still sneak in. 32 known apps found Malware or be adware. Malware stands for “malicious software,” which is software that infects your smartphone with worms, trojans, spyware, and viruses. Sometimes to steal your passwords, sometimes to harass people from your contact lists.

Adware is software that you also don’t want, because ads are shown on your screen, while you might think the app is for something else (for example, based on the name or description). Very annoying and very undesirable, so it is better to stay away from this. You may think that you are downloading a handy virtual keyboard or something to improve your phone, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Remove these apps from your smartphone now

So remove those unwanted apps, but then you have to know what those apps are. Proven Apps (Thanks Computer) that it’s either malware or adware, these are the miserable 32:

  • Photo Editor: Beauty Filter
  • Photo Editor: Retouch & Cutout
  • Photo Editor: Art Filters
  • Photo Editor – Design Maker
  • Photo Editor & Background Eraser
  • Photo Editor and Exif
  • Photo Editor – Filter Effects
  • Photo filters and effects
  • Photo Editor: Blur Image
  • Photo Editor: Cut and Paste
  • Emoji Keyboard: Stickers & GIF
  • neon keyboard theme
  • Neon Theme – Android Keyboard
  • cache cleaner
  • FastCleaner: Cashe Cleaner
  • Call Skins – Caller Themes
  • funny caller
  • CallMe phone themes
  • InCall: Contact background
  • MyCall – Personalize your calls
  • caller theme
  • caller theme
  • Funny Wallpapers – Live Screen
  • 4K Auto Wallpaper Changer
  • NewScrean: 4D Wallpapers
  • Stock wallpapers and backgrounds
  • Notes – Reminders & Lists
  • Neon keyboard (Nataļja Kokorevičs)
  • Water Reminder – Tracker & Reminder (YPC Dev)
  • Yoga – for beginners and advanced (Al Hassan)
  • YouToon – AI animation effect
  • Besta – Cartoon Photo Effect
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Good for your battery

Most of these apps are no longer available on the Play Store, but they may still be on your phone. So check the list of apps for your smartphone. Very safe. Especially since some apps look a little different on your home screen or in the app drawer. So it is always a good idea to look in the list of apps under Settings and if you see one of the names above, remove it immediately. It is also very good for your battery, because many programs, running secretly in the background, drain the battery significantly.

And is (or rather: was) one of these apps on your smartphone? Leave it in the comments to this article.