85 Free Android Apps You Need To Uninstall Right Now

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Building Android apps have gotten so easy nowadays that with the right tools, you can get one running in no time. Thanks to this, we have varieties of apps performing different functions on the Google PlayStore. This also means that anyone with ulterior motives can easily build an app to rip us off and maybe steal data.

Before now, getting your apps outside the PlayStore meant you could easily download a malware bundled as a legit app, but now, these guys have found their way into the PlayStore.

Posing as legitimate apps on the PlayStore, when installed, they discreetly install adware, read your screen information and bombard you with ads. Most times, these apps have negative reviews on the Google PlayStore but that has not stopped them from being downloaded over 9 million times.

They take on the guise of different games, TV apps, news apps and remote control apps and act as a front for the vicious software which attacks your device.

Fake Apps
A Screenshot of the fake apps

One particular culprit, ‘Easy Universal TV Remote’, which promises to help users control a TV with the smartphone has been found to contain the offending malware. To make matters worse, it has already been downloaded more than five million times

These ads are usually difficult to swipe off and they work in the background draining battery, processing power and data. They can be used by illegal crypto-miners who target processing powers on gadgets to fuel their illegal mining.

While the apps have been removed from the Google PlayStore, it is advised that you uninstall them if you have them installed.

The list as curated by TrendMicro is below

  1. SPORT TV
  2. Prado Parking Simulator 3D
  3. WorldTv
  4. TV WORLD
  5. CIty Extremepolis
  6. American Muscle Car
  7. Idle Drift
  8. Offroad Extreme
  9. Remote Control
  10. Moto Racing
  11. TV Remote
  12. สถานีโทรทัศน์แห่งประเ ทศไทย
  13. A/C Remote
  14. Bus Driver
  15. Trump Stickers
  16. Love Stickers
  17. TV EN ESPAÑOL (com.ankanetwork.planetatierra)
  18. Christmas Stickers
  19. Parking Game
  20. TV EN ESPAÑOL (com.yinyang.tux)
  21. TV IN SPANISH
  22. Brasil TV
  23. Nigeria TV
  24. WORLD TV
  25. Drift Car Racing Driving
  26. TV BRASIL
  27. BRASIL TV
  28. Golden Apps
  29. TV IN ENGLISH
  30. Racing in Car 3D Game
  31. Mustang Monster Truck Stunts
  32. TDT España
  33. Brasil TV
  34. Challenge Car Stunts Game 3D
  35. Prado Car
  36. UK TV
  37. POLSKA TV
  38. Universal TV Remote
  39. Bus Simulator Pro
  40. USA TV
  41. Photo Editor Collage
  42. Televisão do Brasil
  43. CHILE TV
  44. Spanish TV
  45. Kisses Stickers
  46. Prado Parking City 3D
  47. SPORT TV
  48. Pirate Story
  49. Extreme Trucks
  50. Canais de TV do Brasil
  51. Prado Car
  52. TV Spanish
  53. Ελλάδα Τηλεόραση
  54. Canada TV Channels
  55. Prado Parking
  56. 3D Racing
  57. TV Remote
  58. USA TV
  59. GA Player
  60. Real Drone Simulator
  61. PORTUGAL TV
  62. SPORT TV
  63. SOUTH AFRICA TV
  64. Monster Truck 3D
  65. ITALIA TV
  66. Vietnam TV
  67. Movies Stickers
  68. Police Chase
  69. South Africa TV (com.goldapp.selfie.editor)
  70. South Africa TV (racingcar.game3d.champions)
  71. Garage Door Remote
  72. Racing Car 3D
  73. Photo Editor Love Frames
  74. TV LIST
  75. TV Colombia
  76. Racing Car 3D Game
  77. World Tv
  78. FRANCE TV
  79. Hearts Stickers
  80. РОССИЯ ТВ
  81. TV of the World
  82. WORLD TV
  83. ESPAÑA TV
  84. TV IN ENGLISH
  85. TV World Channel

Do you think the list is incomplete? let us know in the comment box.

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