Delete These Adware-Ridden Apps If You Have Them Installed

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Malicious apps have started showing up in official app stores either the Google Play store or the Apple App store irrespective of these companies efforts to keep them off.

These malicious apps have now started copying genuine popular apps including their names and descriptions. When they are downloaded, these apps bombard its users with unwanted, annoying, unauthorized and out of context pop-up ads.

White Ops Satori Threat Intelligence and Research Team investigated these “CopyCatz” apps and recently came out with a comprehensive report under the title “Imitation is the sincerest form of fraudery” detailing these apps which they shared with Google to remove these adware-ridden apps.


The tech giant has since booted them out of the Play Store but if you have them installed, delete them immediately!!

Some of the apps garnered hundreds of downloads to unsuspecting users:

  1. 100 mb Internet Speed Test – Broadband Speed Test
  2. 2 Ways Call Recorder Automatic, Record Phone Calls
  3. 3D Awesome Frame Effects
  4. 3D Photo Editor
  5. 3D Photo Frames Effects & 3D Art Photo Maker
  6. 3D Tattoo Photo Editor & Ideas
  7. Animals Sound Ringtones Real Free
  8. Anti WannaCry Virus – Android
  9. Antivirus – Virus Remover
  10. Antivirus 2017
  11. Antivirus 2017 & Cleaner
  12. Antivirus 2020, Cleaner & Booster
  13. Antivirus For Android
  14. Antivirus Pro 2017
  15. Applock 2020 – App Locker & privacy guard
  16. AppLock New 2019 – Privacy Zone & Lock your apps
  17. Assistive Touch 2018
  18. Assistive Touch 2020
  19. Audio Video Editor
  20. Audio Video Editor Mixer 2019 – Video Cutter
  21. Audio Video Mixer
  22. AV Antivirus 2017
  23. Battery Doctor – Power Battery 2018
  24. Battery Doctor 2018 – Fast Charger
  25. Battery Saver – Fast Charging
  26. Battery Saver – Saving Battry
  27. Battery Saver Pro
  28. Battery Saver Pro 2020 – New Power Saver
  29. BeanPro Antivirus
  30. Big Front – Change Front Size
  31. Block Puzzle 102: New Tentris Mania
  32. boost clean (junk cleaner pro)
  33. Calculator
  34. Call Block Blacklist and Block SMS Easy
  35. Call Recorder For Android
  36. Chinese Chess
  37. Chronometer
  38. Clean My Android – Antivirus
  39. cleaner booster -ultra security-
  40. Collage Maker
  41. Control Center IOS 12 – Phone X Control Center
  42. Cool Master -CPU Device Cooler
  43. Disk-clean-suite
  44. DJ Mixer Studio 2018
  45. Don’t Stop Eighth Note
  46. Don’t Stop Eighth Note 2
  47. Don’t Stop Eighth Note Zombie
  48. Eighth Note
  49. Eighth Note V2
  50. Eighth Note: Yasuhati
  51. Fast Charger – Dr Battery 2017
  52. Feeding Fish
  53. Followers – Unfollowers For Insta
  54. free antivirus
  55. Free Antivirus-Mobile Security
  56. Free VPN Proxy – Unlimited VPN & Wifi Security
  57. Get Followers Up 2019
  58. Get Followers Up 2020
  59. GPS Navigation
  60. GPS Speedometer
  61. Graffiti Photo Editor – Graffiti Creator
  62. Holy Bible
  63. How Fast is My Internet – High Internet Speed Test
  64. Internet Speed Check 2019
  65. Internet Speed Test
  66. Internet Speed Test APK
  67. Internet Speed Test Free
  68. Internet speedmeter check
  69. iSwipe Phone X
  70. K-Lock gallery picture & video
  71. Learn Excel 2019
  72. Learn Play Piano – Pianist
  73. Lich Van Nien 2017
  74. Lịch Vạn Niên 2018 – Lịch Âm 2018
  75. Lion Antivirus 2017
  76. Lock app with Password – Applock All App Protector
  77. loudest alarm clock ever
  78. Loudest Volume Booster
  79. Love days counter
  80. Lovedays Memory 2020 – Love Counter Together
  81. Magnifier Zoom + Flashlight
  82. Male To Female Voice Changer
  83. Master Sudoku Offline Free 2018
  84. Max Cleaner – Booster, Optimizer, Super Cleaner
  85. Max Cleaner – Speed Booster Pro 2021
  86. Memory Cleaner 2020
  87. Milab Music Player – All format audio files
  88. Mine Sweep – Free Miner Game
  89. Motocross Racing 2018
  90. Mp3 cutter – Video Cutter, Easy Ringtone Maker
  91. MP3Cutter & Ringtone Maker 2020
  92. Name Art Photo Editor
  93. New Full Battery Saver – Battery Manager & Cleaner
  94. Night Mode
  95. Nox Cool Master – Cool Down 2020
  96. Old Phone Ringtones
  97. Optimiser Pro Cleaner Booster
  98. OS 13 Launcher – Phone 11 Pro Launcher
  99. OS Launcher 12 for iPhone X
  100. Phone Booster
  101. Phone Cleaner – Speed Booster
  102. Phone Cooler – Cooling Master
  103. Photo Editor
  104. Photo Editor Awesome Frame Effects 3D
  105. Photo Frame Effects 3D
  106. QR Code Scanner – QR Reader
  107. Quick Ball
  108. Quick Photo Square – Insta Emoji 2019
  109. Rain Photo Maker – Rain Effect Editor
  110. Recovery all photo deleted
  111. Repair System For Android & Speed Booster
  112. Ringtone maker – Mp3 cutter
  113. Ringtone Maker Ultimate: New Mp3 Cutter
  114. Scream Go – Eighth Note T-Rex
  115. Secret Lock
  116. Secure Gallery Vault: Photos, Videos Privacy Safe
  117. Security Pro
  118. Simple App Lock
  119. Smadav antivirus 2017
  120. Smadav antivirus for android 2018
  121. Smadav pro Total security
  122. Smart Cleaner-Battery Saver, Super Booster
  123. Sound Meter
  124. Speed Test Internet – Speed Check
  125. speedtest net app
  126. Sudoku 2
  127. Sudoku Basic For Beginners 2019
  128. Super Antivirus Cleaner 2020
  129. Super Cleaner – Phone Cache Cleaner, RAM Booster
  130. Super Loud Alarm Clock
  131. Super Loud Volume Booster
  132. Super Phone Cleaner 2020
  133. Super Wifi Rounter – Who Is On My Wifi
  134. Super Wifi Rounter – Who Is On My Wifi
  135. TV Antivirus Free + Applock
  136. Ultra Cleaner 2018
  137. Unfollowers & Ghost Followers For Insta
  138. Video Music Cutter & Merge Studio
  139. Virus Cleaner – Antivirus 2018
  140. VPN Unlimited Proxy – Super VPN For Android
  141. Wifi File Transfer 2019
  142. Wifi Key – Free Master Wifi
  143. Wifi Speed Test
  144. Wps Tester
  145. WiFi Toolbox
  146. WPS WPA Wifi Test
  147. WPS Tester

The full list of apps with their associated app IDs can be downloaded here.

Read the steps here with a more in-depth explanation on how to protect yourself from downloading these malicious Android apps.

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