Smartphones gets quickly consumed by unnecessary apps that not only take up storage space, but can also affect your phone's performance and battery life. Google Play is a great place for new developers who want to make their own apps. But unfortunately, not all of them have the best intentions: some programs can collect the data from your phone, share your personal information, and even steal money from your bank account. Well, its high time to clean up your smartphone.
Askiguru has created a list of the 5 most suspicious apps that you should delete right away:
1. Clean Master and other Optimizers
Optimizers like a clean master, rational approach, housekeeper and OptimOk should be avoided at all costs. Clean Master may not be very dangerous and can correct the problems in the phone related to space and storage. Moreover, even when not working, they drain your battery life over time in a big way. You won’t make the system faster, you will only slow it down and get ads as a “bonus.”
2. Social media
These apps were popular in the initials but now they have lost the popularity very quickly. In this case the apps take a lot of energy and kill the battery so the smartphone itself starts lagging. For instance, many Facebook users find the mobile version in the browser much easier to use than the official app.
3. Antivirus from unknown developers
When people started hacking phones and stealing data, developers came up with mobile antivirus applications. And then, hackers took this opportunity and created their own antivirus apps. These apps can steal user personal data or even completely block the phone.
4. Flashlight apps
Everyone wants a flashlight app on their phone but this is one of the most popular methods used by hackers and addevelopers alike to promote others like Lights-out or bright LED flashlight apps such as LED Flashlight and Brightest Flashlight. This is one of the dangerous android apps to delete from your phone.
Weather apps became extremely popular at first, but it was discovered that there were a lot of viruses in them. For example, there was a case when a weather app had an in-built trojan that collected the data from the owner’s phone and sent it to the attackers. Even your banking information can be hacked via a command and control server. The popularity of weather apps is reducing now and it is very much easy and fast to check weather forecasts through a browser.
Considering the fact that 'n' number of apps made every day, not even Google can track and check the safety of all the new programs. So, the safety of your device mostly depends on you.
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