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17 Android Apps Caught Hiding and Displaying Aggressive Ads

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We all rely on Apple and Google to keep malicious software out of its app stores, but the vetting system Google uses for Android apps is in desperate need of review. 17 vetted and popular apps have been hiding their presence on devices and showing aggressive ads to users.

The apps in question are listed below and in total have been downloaded over 550,000 times:

  • Car Racing 2019

  • 4K Wallpaper (Background 4K Full HD)

  • Backgrounds 4K HD

  • QR Code Reader & Barcode Scanner Pro

  • File Manager Pro - Manager SD Card/Explorer

  • VMOWO City: Speed Racing 3D

  • Barcode Scanner

  • Screen Stream Mirroring

  • QR Code - Scan & Read a Barcode

  • Period Tracker - Cycle Ovulation Women's

  • QR & Barcode Scan Reader

  • Wallpapers 4K, Backgrounds HD

  • Transfer Data Smart

  • Explorer File Manager

  • Today Weather Radar

  • Mobnet.io: Big Fish Frenzy

  • Clock LED Read more...

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