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.
    Check list of 54 Chinese apps banned in India that includes Garena Free Fire. (Pixabay)
    Check list of  54 Chinese apps banned in India that includes Garena Free Fire.
    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. 

    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
    2APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
    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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