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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Be careful if you use these 21 gaming apps.

  If you are using these 21 gaming apps, beware, Avast declared it Malaysian - it shows ads to the user when it is downloaded.

Be careful if you use these 21 gaming apps.

Adware forcibly displays advertisements against the wishes of the user

21 gaming apps with adware have received 8 million downloads

Be careful if you use these 21 gaming apps.
Be careful if you use these 21 gaming apps.

If you are a gaming lover then you need to be careful. Cybersecurity firm Avast has identified 21 malicious apps on the Google Play Store. All of these apps contained adware. These apps display ads against the wishes of the actual user, identifying themselves as having time pass and fun content. It attracts the user to download other similar gaming apps. Almost all apps are still available for download at PlayStop.

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These 21 apps identified by Avast are in the adware category. Although these apps and games do not steal any data or perform any sensitive activities, they forcibly display advertisements to the user in order to generate revenue. Once this app is downloaded, it starts working.

It has been downloaded 8 million times so far

The app and games have been downloaded about 8 million times so far, according to Sensor Tower statistics. Some users said that their focus was on the download page of some of these apps through YouTube ads, which claimed to be a better and different game than existing games. After downloading the games, the smartphone was flooded with advertisements.

Adware developers have been using social media channels for a long time. This time the user reports that they were targeted for ads promoting games on YouTube. Advertising spread through Tiktok in September, said Jacob Wavra, a threat analyst at Avast.

Now it is difficult to remove it from the device

This type of software presents itself as a secure and useful application, but they display unwanted ads. Its icon is hidden and ads are displayed with relevant appearances so that users cannot remove it in the smartphone. So it becomes difficult to identify and remove.

Avast identified these adware apps

According to the report, 21 apps listed by Avast are under investigation. Shoot Them, Crush Car, Rolling Scroll, Assassin's Legend, Helicopter Shoot, Helicopter Attack Rugby Pass, Iron Eat, Flying Skateboard, Shooting Run, Plant Monster, Find Hidden, Find 5 Differences, Rotate Shape, Jump Jump,, Swe Man, Money Destroyer, Desert Against, Cream Trip and Pops Rescue Games.

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