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36 apps Google has removed from Play Store so far this year that you need to delete

36 apps you need to delete from your devices right now - Google has already pulled them off the Play Store. 
36 apps you need to delete from your devices right now - Google has already pulled them off the Play Store.  (Pixabay)

Between July and October so far, 36 apps have been pulled off from the Google Play Store. You need to uninstall these apps right away in case you still have not. 

Google has been pulling off apps from the Play Store that have either been violating the Play Store policies or have been infected by malware, particularly the Joker malware. 

Joker first infected 11 apps on the Play Store in July, followed by 6 more apps in the first half of September. Then 17 more apps were been infected and were pulled off the app store in early October. 

We just told you about Google removing three apps for kids from the Play Store, however, these have not been removed due to any malware issues. 

Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay, that had more than 20 million downloads between them, have been pulled off by Google for violating Google’s data collection policies and potentially accessing users’ Android ID and AAID (Android Advertising ID) numbers, with the data leakage potentially connected to the apps being built using SDKs from Unity, Umeng and Appodeal.

Also Read: Google removes 3 apps for kids from Play Store, uninstall them right away

In all, so far 36 apps have been pulled off the Play Store for malware issues and other policy violations and you need to delete them right away in case you still have them on your phones. 

Here are the 36 apps: 

  1. Princess Salon
  2. Number Coloring
  3. Cats & Cosplay
  4.  All Good PDF Scanner
  5. Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message
  6. Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts & Free Emoticons
  7. Tangram App Lock
  8. Direct Messenger
  9. Private SMS
  10. One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator
  11. Style Photo Collage
  12. Meticulous Scanner
  13. Desire Translate
  14. Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus
  15. Care Message
  16. Part Message
  17. Paper Doc Scanner
  18. Blue Scanner
  19. Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF
  20. All Good PDF Scanner
  21. com.imagecompress.android
  22. com.relax.relaxation.androidsms
  23. com.file.recovefiles
  24. com.training.memorygame
  25. Push Message- Texting & SMS
  26. Fingertip GameBox
  27. com.contact.withme.texts
  28. com.cheery.message.sendsms (two different instances)
  29. com.LPlocker.lockapps
  30. Safety AppLock
  31. Emoji Wallpaper
  32. com.hmvoice.friendsms
  33. com.peason.lovinglovemessage
  34. com.remindme.alram
  35. Convenient Scanner 2
  36. Separate Doc Scanner 

While you can still download these apps from APK stores, we strongly recommend you don't do it. 

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