13 scary phone apps banned from Google Play Store! Check full list dangerous here

    Millions of phone users have been warned that a number of dangerous apps on Google Play Store apps found to be riddled with viruses. Check the complete list of these scary apps here
    By: HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on: Aug 03 2022, 13:46 IST
    These dangerous apps on Google Play Store are packed with malware. Delete them now. 
    These dangerous apps on Google Play Store are packed with malware. Delete them now.  (Pixabay-Edited)
    These dangerous apps on Google Play Store are packed with malware. Delete them now. 
    These dangerous apps on Google Play Store are packed with malware. Delete them now.  (Pixabay-Edited)

    Even after Google's efforts to stop malicious apps from getting into Google Play Store apps, many still manage to get through. Once again, a security team at McAfee has found a number of dangerous apps on Google Play Store that could fill devices with highly intrusive advertisements. The list of 13 dangerous apps banned on Google Play Store are mostly phone cleaning apps. Once installed, these apps start sending annoying ads on devices and block other apps' windows, show various notifications, create shortcuts, and load websites.

    That's not all, some of the apps automatically change their name and icon making it difficult to track them down and remove them from a device. Though Google has already banned and removed many of these malicious apps, those who have already downloaded it and are using it must delete them now. Also, do install a trusted antivirus software and change passwords to all the social media accounts and others that you have used on your device. The hackers have even plugged these apps on social media sites and they have been installed over one million times already.

    A few days back a group of security researchers discovered over 50 dangerous apps riddled with vicious malware that could sign people up for expensive subscription plans without letting them know. A batch of 28 adware apps were removed by the US technology giant. The apps were already installed 10 million times across the globe.The apps were already removed from the Google play store.

    Check the full list of dangerous apps on Google Play store

    Junk Cleaner - 1M+ downloads

    EasyCleaner - 100K+ downloads

    Power Doctor - 500K+ downloads

    Super Clean - 500K+ downloads

    Full Clean - 1M+ downloads

    Fingertip Cleaner - 500K+ downloads

    Quick Cleaner - 1M+ downloads

    Keep Clean - 1M+ downloads

    Windy Clean - 500K+ downloads

    Carpet Clean - 100K+ downloads

    Cool Clean - 500K+ downloads

    Strong Clean - 500K+ downloads

    Meteor Clean - 100K+ downloads

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    First Published Date: 03 Aug, 13:46 IST
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