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02nd Nov 2023

Google bans list of apps amid warnings to millions to delete them immediately

Google, android

BY Rory Cashin

If you’ve got these banned-by-Google apps on your phone, delete them immediately.

Important news for Android device users, as Google have banned 12 apps from their Play Store, due to aggressive adware to be found throughout.

According to reports, the apps have already been downloaded millions of times between then all, so while they have been removed from the Google Play Store and cannot be downloaded again going forward, any users with these apps already on their phones should delete them immediately.

The aggressive adware means that users will essentially be bombarded with pop-ups all throughout usage, and can sometimes lead to users accidentally sharing private information, or can allow cyber scammers to generate large amounts of money from the device users.

Additionally, the Google apps themselves can feature software that makes them more difficult to locate on your device and therefore can be tricky to completely delete from your phones or apps.

The 12 newly-banned by Google apps are as follows, and the amount of downloads each app is reported to have already achieved:

Super Skibydi Killer – 1,000,000

Agent Shooter – 500,000

Rubber Punch 3D – 500,000

Eternal Maze (Yana Pospyelova) – 50,000

Rainbow Stretch – 50,000

Jungle Jewels (Vaibhav Wable) – 10,000

Stellar Secrets (Pepperstocks) – 10,000

Fire Fruits (Sandr Sevill) – 10,000

Cowboy’s Frontier (Precipice Game Studios) – 10,000