17 apps that you have to uninstall right now from your Android

Being an open operating system has its advantages ... and also its drawbacks. On the one hand, there is the possibility of customizing our smartphone as we want in such a way that no two devices are the same, as well as the possibility of root or power download any of the millions of applications that exist in the Play Store.

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However, there are also drawbacks and that is that despite all the attempts by Google to turn its operating system into a much more secure platform, sometimes it is not easy. It is not easy because many developers use this freedom to "cheat" with their applications. This is the case of these 17 apps that once installed on our smartphone, are dedicated to flooding our terminal with unwanted ads, that is, the fearsome adware.

Do not hesitate and uninstall these apps as soon as possible

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The fact is that the security firm Bitdefender has managed identify up to a total of 17 apps available in the Google store that are dedicated to installing adware on people's phones. Some of them surely sound familiar to you and is that between all add up to a total of half a million downloads.

According to Bitdefender, although the applications are not malicious by themselves, use unethical tactics to bypass Google's own malware controls. Waiting 48 hours before hiding your presence on the phone or showing ads up to 4 hours after installation are just some of the tricks used.

You only need to go to the comments of these applications to see users complain that their mobile device has been inundated with advertising or that even the battery is draining soon. Of course the complete list of apps is attached:

  • Car Racing 2019
  • 4K Wallpaper (Background 4K Full HD)
  • 4K HD Backgrounds
  • QR Code Reader & Barcode Scanner Pro
  • File Manager Pro - Manager SD Card / Explorer
  • VMOWO City: Speed ​​Racing 3D
  • Barcode Scanner
  • Screen Stream Mirroring
  • 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

Of course, if any of you have any of this app installed, you should delete it as soon as possible. It's a shame but facts like this make many users suspicious of Google and its operating system. Hopefully the day will come when you download an app from the Play Store don't be a lottery.