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Saturday, May 23, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Delete These 24 Popular Chinese Android Apps Right Now From Mobile.

SCAM ALERT: Delete These 24 Popular Chinese Android Apps Right Now From Mobile.

The Google Play Store has recently come up with many apps that contain malware.  As a result, Google has removed many apps from its Play Store.  Now Google has once again removed 24 apps.  The app was reportedly infected with malware and was sending users' data to a Chinese server.  That being said these apps were uploaded to the Google Play Store by the same Chinese developer.








Android users have been urged to delete any apps from the Chinese company Shenzhen Hawk immediately. The 24 apps were released into the Google Play Store under fake developer names and have been downloaded more than 380 million times - which translates to a lot of vulnerable devices. Here's what you need to know.






Google has once again removed 24 apps.  The app was reportedly infected with malware and was sending users' data to a Chinese server.

 According to the VPN Pro blogpost, a Chinese company called Shenzhen HAWK uploaded 24 apps to the Google Play Store.  The app has been downloaded 382 million times so far.  These apps asked users for sensitive permissions and some of them contained malware
 Apps were removed from the Play Store shortly after Google was notified, according to the VPN Pro blogpost.

 "We take reports of security and privacy violations seriously," Google's Forbes said in a statement.  We remove apps from the Play Store that violate the police.

 If you have these apps in your phone, delete them immediately.
 Super Cleaner, Candy Gallery, File Manager, Sound Recorder, World Zoo, Puzzle Box, Word Crossy, Soccer Pinball, Dig it, Laser Break, Word Crush, Music Roam, Joy Launcher, Turbo Browser, Weather Forecast, Calendar Lite, Candy Selfie  Camera, Private Browser, Super Battery, Virus Cleaner 2019, Hi Security 2019, Hi VPN, Free VPN, Hi VPN Pro, Net Master.








It’ll take all of one minute or so to check your phone and make sure you don’t have any of the scammy apps from Shenzhen HAWK—or the various app developer names it uses. Google has removed all 24 apps in question from the Google Play Store, but you’ll have to uninstall them manually. They won’t just disappear from your device.


The apps, ranked in order of downloads, are:


Sound Recorder (100M)
Super Cleaner (100M)
Virus Cleaner 2019 (100M)
File Manager (50M)
Joy Launcher (10M)
Turbo Browser (10M)
Weather Forecast (10M)
Candy Selfie Camera (10M)
Hi VPN, Free VPN (10M)
Candy Gallery (10M)
Calendar Lite (5M)
Super Battery (5M)

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Hi Security 2019 (5M)
Net Master (5M)
Puzzle Box (1M)
Private Browser (500,000)
Hi VPN Pro (500,000)
World Zoo (100,000)
Word Crossy! (100,000)
Soccer Pinball (10,000)
Dig it (10,000)
Laser Break (10,000)
Music Roam (1,000)
Word Crush (50)

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