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54 Chinese apps banned in India including Garena Free Fire, AppLock! Check full list of banned apps here

The Government of India has banned 54 Chinese apps including Garena Free Fire. You can check the full list of banned apps here.

By: HT TECH
Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:11 IST
Check list of 54 Chinese apps banned in India that includes Garena Free Fire. (Pixabay)

The government has banned as many as 54 Chinese apps citing security threat to India. The list of banned Chinese apps includes the very popular Garena Free Fire and AppLock. As per a statement by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), "MeitY received request for the blocking of 54 Chinese Apps from MHA under the emergency provision envisaged in Section 69(A) of the IT Act." As per the report shared by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) these Chinese apps are either the cloned version or having similar functionalities, privacy issue and security threats as was the case in the previously blocked 267 apps by the government in the year 2020.

It can be known that the Indian government initially blocked 59 apps on 29 June 2020 followed by 47 related/cloning apps on 10 August 2020, thereafter 118 apps were blocked on September 1, 2020 and later 43 apps were blocked on November 19, 2020. 

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As per the information these 54 apps allegedly obtain various critical permissions and collect sensitive user data. These collected real-time data are being misused and transmitted to servers located in hostile country. 

In addition there are other serious concerns as some of these apps can carry outEspionage and Surveillance activities via camera/mic, accessing fine location (GPS) and do malicious network activity similar to previously blocked apps. Therefore, MeitY has issued Interim directions for the blocking of 54 Chinese Apps in India.

54 Chinese apps blocked in India: Check full list below-

Serial No.Chinese App Ban in India
1AppLock
2APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
3Astracraft
4Badlanders
5Barcode Scanner - QR Code Scan
6Beauty Camera - Selfie Camera
7Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD
8CamCard for SalesForce Ent
9Conquer Online
10Conquer Online - MMORPG Game
11CuteU Pro
12CuteU: Match With The World
13Dual Space - 32Bit Support
14Dual Space - 64Bit Support
15Dual Space Lite - Multiple Accounts & Clone App
16Dual Space Pro - 32Bit Support
17Dual Space Pro - Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
18DualSpace Lite - 32Bit Support
19Equalizer - Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer
20Equalizer & Bass Booster - Music Volume EQ
21Equalizer Pro - Volume Booster & Bass Booster
22EVE Echoes
23Extraordinary Ones
24FancyU - Video Chat & Meetup
25FancyU pro - Instant Meetup through Video chat!
26FunChat Meet People Around You
27Garena Free Fire - Illuminate
28Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite
29Lica Cam - selfie camera app
30Live Weather & Radar - Alerts
31MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
32MP3 Cutter - Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
33Music Player - Equalizer & MP3
34Music Player - MP3 Player
35Music Player - Music, MP3 Player
36Music Plus - MP3 Player
37Nice video baidu
38Notes - Color Notepad, Notebook
39Onmyoji Arena
40Onmyoji Chess
41Parallel Space Lite 32 Support
42RealU Lite -video to live!
43RealU: Go Live, Make Friends
44Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
45SmallWorld-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
46Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
47Tencent Xriver
48Twilight Pioneers
49UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping
50Video Player Media All Format
51Viva Video Editor - Snack Video Maker with Music
52Voice Recorder & Voice Changer
53Volume Booster - Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
54Wink: Connect Now

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First Published Date: 14 Feb, 13:04 IST

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