Adware is dangerous to your business because it interrupts you when you are in the middle of your workflow. It can crash your device, drain battery power faster than normal, and can, therefore, even render the mobile device useless, making it necessary to replace the device. Malware affects your productivity and increases expenses.
Keep in mind that people who develop adware generate income from affected devices. So, they make money by inconveniencing you and your device’s functionality. Some forms of adware are more than an annoyance and can severely affect your device.
In this article, we look at 6 popular apps with malware that should be uninstalled immediately. The apps have been downloaded over 500 million times between them. It’s quite probable that you may be having one or more of these apps on your mobile devices right now.
If you do, keep in mind that the apps contain harmful adware that asks for dangerous system permissions. If you grant the permissions, the apps can inflict serious harm to your device.
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So, without much ado, here are 6 apps with malware that you need to uninstall immediately.
- Hotspot VPN – Free unlimited fast proxy VPN.
- Free VPN Master – Fast Secure Proxy VPN 2.2.6 for Android from Freemaster2019.
- Secure VPN – Unlimited Free and Super VPN proxy, which even states that it comes with ads and in-app purchases.
- Security Master – Antivirus, VPN, AppLock, Booster by Cheater Mobile, contains ads and in-app purchases.
- Sun Pro Beauty Camera – Sun Pro Beauty Camera has over 1 million downloads on Google Play. Tests have shown that the app creates stubborn pop-ups and full-screen ads that won’t go away even after you restart the device. The app has more than 500,000 downloads on Google Play. It has been found to contain malicious adware that can adversely affect the performance of your device.
- Funny Sweet Beauty Camera – The app has more than 500,000 downloads on Google Play. It contains malicious adware that can adversely affect the performance of your device.
Both Sun Pro Beauty camera and Funny Sweet Beauty camera apps already have negative reviews on Google Play. So, you should avoid them at all costs.
How to Check for Apps with Malware in Your Device
Now that you know the six harmful apps being downloaded all over the world today, you should check the apps in your mobile device to ensure that none of them is dangerously residing in your device. Keep in mind that some of these apps are still available on Google Play store. A few have been removed but check to ensure that you don’t have any of them in your device.
You can easily check for these malicious apps by scrolling to the top of your device. Locate the gear or little wrench icon at the top right-hand corner. Click that icon to get to the settings page. Scroll down the settings page until you find the Apps button on the left side of the screen.
Click Apps to pull up all the applications currently installed on your mobile device. Scroll down the list of installed apps to ensure that you don’t have any of the apps with malware listed above.
If you find one or more of these malicious apps, go ahead and remove or uninstall it immediately. It is quite easy to install an app. All you need to do is click on the app to get to its app info page. Then simply click on the “Uninstall” button. Confirm that you really want to uninstall it by clicking “Ok.” Wait for a few seconds for the app to be removed from your device. It is actually this simple to locate dangerous applications and uninstall them.
Let us know if you had installed any of the apps with malware discussed above or any other malicious app that you’ve come across recently. You can also share this information with friends and family to make sure that they are aware of these malicious apps. This way, they will know how they can remove them from their devices.