Researchers from ESET have warned Android users about over 40 dangerous apps previously available on the Google Play Store that contain adware – software that automatically displays adverts, even when the app is closed.
Android users for your information, despite the fact that these dangerous apps are no longer available on the Google Play Store, they’ve amassed a whopping eight million.
ESET has revealed the names of 15 of the bad apps Android users have knowingly or unknowingly downloaded.
The list of the bad apps include Free Radio FM Online, Flat Music Player and Heroes Jump (scroll down for list).
Disturbingly, these apps worrying Android users have their code hidden under a package name ‘com.google.xxx’.
In a post about the dangerous apps, Lukas Stefanko, a researcher at ESET, explained: “This trick – posing as a part of a legitimate Google service – may help avoid scrutiny. Some detection mechanisms and sandboxes may whitelist such package names, in an effort to prevent wasting resources.”
15 Dangerous apps all Android users should delete now;
Mini lite for Facebook
Freed Radio FM Online
Free Video Downloader
Free Social Video Downloader
Ringtone Maker Pro
Basketball Perfect Shot
MP4 video downloader
Free Top Video Downloader