Last Updated on March 28, 2021 by Muhammad Junaid Khalid
Here we are going to present a list of nine dangerous types of Android apps that you should delete immediately and if they are not installed, you should stay away from them. Google Play and App Store is a great marketplace for mobile app developers to sell their apps out there but unfortunately, not all of them have the best intentions. Many apps collect data from your phone intending to share your personal information and steal money from your bank accounts. Hundreds of apps are introduced daily on the app store and google or Apple can’t guarantee the safety of these apps. So you need to take care of your smartphone yourself.
9 Dangerous Android Apps You Should Delete Now
Here’s the list of 9 most suspicious/dangerous android apps you may come across in Google Play or App Store. These apps are regarded as unsafe apps for android. Hopefully, you don’t have any of them on your phone right now.
#9 Unknown Antivirus Android Apps
The mobile antivirus industry started to gain fame when hackers started to hack phones and stealing sensitive data. The evil thinker hackers even found opportunities within the antivirus program’s idea and they start creating their own mobile antivirus programs that can access personal data like messages, photos, videos and even block the phone.
The advertisements that are displayed by these antivirus apps take the user to malicious websites. When the user opens these websites, infected files are downloaded on their phone but that’s not the end.
The worst thing they can do is to subscribe you to different paid services and you are astonished where your money has gone. If you have these dangerous android apps on your smartphone, delete them immediately.
#8 Optimizer Apps
Many phone optimizer apps claim to enhance the amount of RAM on your smartphone. They can only free the memory by clearing the temporary cache. But remember, your phone can do this on its own, and one thing you should need to know that no app can increase the amount of RAM that your phone originally has.
These apps mostly use the phone’s resources and collect personal data. If you have these suspicious apps on your smartphone, delete them immediately.
#7 Weather apps
Weather apps are very popular these days. But most of the apps from unknown resources contained dangerous viruses and built-in Trojan that collect data from the user’s phone. There was a case where 5000 people downloaded a weather app. Their data was sent to hackers who are interested in their credit card information.
Although the app was showing the weather forecast, it also tracked their typing that allowed the hackers to bypass two-step verification and get access to sensitive banking information. Now, most smartphones have built-in weather apps from trustworthy sources. So nobody really needs to download these unsafe apps anymore
#6 Funny apps
There are thousands of apps like a lie detector, face recognition, fingerprint recognition, age finder, fortune tellers or the apps that tell whom you love the most, etc……… Stay away from these apps. They’re created just for fun.
These apps drain your mobile’s battery and they don’t deserve to access your messages, contacts, or gallery. If you have downloaded these dangerous android apps on your smartphone, delete them immediately.
#5 Third-Party Browsers
Browsers with features like video streaming and gaming come into this category. Two main types of issues are associated with these apps. First, they show ridiculous ads that are not only annoying but they make your phone slow.
And secondly, these browsers require access to key parts of your phone’s system. They even collect information about your chatting and can trace calls.
Browsers like UC Browser claims to compress data and saves a lot of data.
The reality is different. This browser tracks your searches, IMSI, IMEI, Android ID, and other information and sent all data to an Alibaba analytics tool along with your geolocation which then directed to Alibaba mapping tool without any encryption.
Are you confusing??? Ok. You just need to understand that using this browser is extremely unsafe and you should delete these unsafe and dangerous android apps from your smartphone.
#4 Audio Players
As the name suggests, these apps let you listen to the audio files. Why do you need to install these third-party apps when there is a built-in audio app already installed? These apps consume a lot of data and occupy space. They also show annoying ads and drains your mobile’s battery.
#3 Defragment Apps
Defragment apps are hot apps these days. They are similar to defragment software for computers. But, a smartphone doesn’t need these defragment apps as there is no hard drive on your mobile. They can only analyze the space occupied by the apps that are installed on your smartphone.
The main purpose of these ads is to show the annoying ads which you don’t want to see. So, avoid these dangerous android apps.
#2 Wi-Fi Booster Apps
Wifi booster apps also come under the dangerous android apps list. Be extra cautious with the apps that claim to provide Wi-Fi hotspots and internet speed enhancers and network protection. To install these apps you have to provide these apps access to your Wi-Fi username and password and online activity.
If you don’t want to give access to some unknown third party app to take full control over your Wifi and online data then don’t install these apps. So, immediately delete these unsafe android apps from your smartphone.
#1 Battery Saver Apps
There are thousands of apps claiming to enhance battery by optimizing your mobile’s settings. In reality, no app can enhance your mobile battery or optimize user settings. The mobile manufacturers already spent months of research to build a user-friendly device that is already optimized. What they can really do is to show a series of ads that appear everywhere on your mobile’s screen.
Now you can comment below if you have any of these unsafe/dangerous android apps on your smartphone and whether you’re going to uninstall them or not.
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