Google Removes 16 Applications From Play Store
It is noted that the applications were identified by a security firm. The applications were allegedly performed ad fraud by opening web pages in the background to click on advertisements while masquerading as a real user, a report said.
According to the security firm, the applications had a total of 20 million installations, before they were taken down from the Play Store. The 16 applications were detected by McAfee.
The apps, which were previously available to download on Android smartphones and tablets, were listed as utilty applications allowing users to scan QR codes, turn on the device’s flash as a torch, or convert various measurements, as per the security firm.
The list of removed applications includes utility apps such as BusanBus, Joycode, Currency Converter, High-Speed Camera, Smart Task Manager, Flashlight+, K-Dictionary, Quick Note, EzDica, Instagram Profile Downloader, and Ez Notes.