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Tutorial Android alert: 1.5 billion users at risk from apps designed to keep your smartphone safe

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ANDROID smartphone users have been warned about another dangerous trend in malware and spyware. And worse yet, trying to fix the problem could actively make the situation more dire for your Android device. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest warning to users.

Privacy and security research firm VPNpro has discovered 10 anti-virus solutions available in the Google Play Store that are riddled with dangerous access permissions, malware and spyware to quietly keep track on what you’re doing on your smartphone on tablet behind your back.

Worryingly, these harmful anti-virus apps are hugely popular, racking-up a total of 1.9 billion downloads worldwide.

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Kyklops

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eto pala sila.

Here is the full list of the 15 free anti-virus apps unearthed by VPNpro with dangerous permission:
• Security Master - Antivirus, VPN, AppLock, Booster | 500 million installs
• Virus Cleaner, Antivirus, Cleaner (MAX Security) | 50 million installs
• Antivirus Free 2019 - Scan & Remove Virus, Cleaner | 10 million installs
• 360 Security - Free Antivirus, Booster, Cleaner | 100 million installs
• Virus Cleaner 2019 - Antivirus, Cleaner & Booster | 50 million installs
• Super Phone Cleaner: Virus Cleaner, Phone Cleaner | 50 million installs
• 360 Security Lite - Booster, Cleaner, AppLock | 50 million installs
• Super Cleaner - Antivirus, Booster, Phone Cleaner | 100 million installs
• Clean Master - Antivirus, Applock & Cleaner | 1 billion installs
• Super Security - Antivirus, Booster & AppLock | 10 million installs
• Antivirus Free - Virus Cleaner | 50 million installs
• Antivirus Free 2019 - Virus Cleaner | 1 million installs
• Antivirus Android | 1 million installs
• Antivirus & Virus Cleaner | 10 million installs
• Antivirus Mobile - Cleaner, Phone Virus Scanner
 

Bluew0lF

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eto pala sila.

Here is the full list of the 15 free anti-virus apps unearthed by VPNpro with dangerous permission:
• Security Master - Antivirus, VPN, AppLock, Booster | 500 million installs
• Virus Cleaner, Antivirus, Cleaner (MAX Security) | 50 million installs
• Antivirus Free 2019 - Scan & Remove Virus, Cleaner | 10 million installs
• 360 Security - Free Antivirus, Booster, Cleaner | 100 million installs
• Virus Cleaner 2019 - Antivirus, Cleaner & Booster | 50 million installs
• Super Phone Cleaner: Virus Cleaner, Phone Cleaner | 50 million installs
• 360 Security Lite - Booster, Cleaner, AppLock | 50 million installs
• Super Cleaner - Antivirus, Booster, Phone Cleaner | 100 million installs
• Clean Master - Antivirus, Applock & Cleaner | 1 billion installs
• Super Security - Antivirus, Booster & AppLock | 10 million installs
• Antivirus Free - Virus Cleaner | 50 million installs
• Antivirus Free 2019 - Virus Cleaner | 1 million installs
• Antivirus Android | 1 million installs
• Antivirus & Virus Cleaner | 10 million installs
• Antivirus Mobile - Cleaner, Phone Virus Scanner
Oo sir, napaka dangerous pala talaga ng mga yan
 
Hi all, thank you for your interest and for helping us inform #Android users about potentially dangerous apps on #GooglePlay

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