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28th May 2019

If you have any of these phone apps, delete them right now

Olivia Hayes

Do you have any of these apps?

Experts at security firm Sophos have found that 22 apps available on Android phones are a source of ‘clickfraud’.

22 apps that can be found on the Google Play Store have a background function that opens ads in your browser without you knowing.

According to The Sun, an expert said: “From the user’s perspective, these apps drain their phone’s battery and may cause data overages as the apps are constantly running and communicating with servers in the background.”

So in other words, you’re completely oblivious to what’s going on.

The 22 apps found to be fraudulent (but have still been downloaded millions of times are:

  • Sparkle FlashLight 
  • Snake Attack
  • Math Solver 
  • ShapeSorter 
  • Tak A Trip 
  • Magnifeye 
  • Join Up 
  • Zombie Killer
  • Space Rocket 
  • Neon Pong 
  • Just Flashlight 
  • Table Soccer 
  • Cliff Diver
  • Box Stack 
  • Jelly Slice 
  • AK Blackjack
  • Color Tiles
  • Animal Match
  • Roulette Mania
  • HexaFall
  • HexaBlocks
  • PairZap

If you have any of these apps on your phone, we’d delete immediately.