TechWarning for smartphone users: Dangerous apps to uninstall now

Warning for smartphone users: Dangerous apps to uninstall now

Telephone - applications on the home screen / Illustrative photo
Telephone - applications on the home screen / Illustrative photo
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Katarzyna Bogdańska

30 June 2024 08:49

There may be dangerous applications installed on our phones without our knowledge. This can result in the loss of valuable data, among other issues. It is better to remove such applications.

Increasingly, we install various applications on our smartphones without being aware of the potential risks associated with them.

It turns out that even applications available on Google Play may not guarantee complete security for users. Interestingly, even those from official, authorised sources can exploit their functions to extract confidential data from our mobile devices.

The website warns owners of devices from brands such as Huawei, Realme, VIVO, Xiaomi, and Samsung about certain applications. Experts recommend avoiding the installation of these apps on your phones. It is also worth checking if they have already been installed; in such cases, they should be removed immediately.

Data loss can lead to serious consequences. It is therefore important to thoroughly review your phone's menu and ensure you are not using these dangerous applications.

What are the dangers?

Using available security measures, such as locks, codes, or owner recognition systems, is recommended to protect devices from unauthorised access.

Among the undesirable applications are WOW Beauty Camera, Creative 3D Launcher, Gif Emoji Keyboard, 2FA Authenticator, Trojan Vultur, Style Message, and Custom Themed Keyboard. Some of them have already been removed from Google Play for allowing unauthorised users to access the phone's content.

Remember that simply removing the application icon from the home screen does not guarantee a solution to the problem. To secure our data, savings, and communication accounts, we must perform a full uninstallation of the application, which will eliminate all unwanted mechanisms.

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