Google Removes Dangerous 24 Apps in Play Store

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Hello Smashers

Google Play Store is said to have eliminated 24 controversial applications that steal data. These applications are supposed to belong to a Chinese company that uses various developer accounts to distribute to the Google application market. 

Anti-virus application These applications were first observed by VPN Pro users looking for different permissions to request Android users.

As said by VPN Pro’s blog post, Shenzhen HAWK, a subsidiary of TCL Corporation, is offering 24 applications with 382 million downloads through the Google Play Store. 

These applications asked for dangerous permissions, some even malware and Rogueware. Sophos says they pretend to detect and fix some of the Rogueware active problems, while annoying to convince you to pay for it or increase more malware.

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Some of the Shenzhen HAWK applications include,


  • Weather Forecast with over 10 million downloads
  • Sound Recorder with over 100 million downloads
  • File Manager with over 50 million downloads
  • Super Cleaner with over 100 million downloads
  • Virus Cleaner 2019 with over 100 million downloads

You can see the full list at the end of the report.

“We take reports of security and privacy violations seriously,” Google said in a statement to Forbes. “If we see behavior that violates our policies, we will take action.”


TCL Corporation responded to VPN Pro after Google eliminated the Shenzhen HAWK application and said it was working with Google to understand the company’s concerns with its applications. 


The company also plans to conduct a security audit of its applications to ease customers. Many of the apps offered by Shenzhen HAWK are preloaded on other phones sold by Alcatel and TCL Corporation.


If you have any of these applications installed on your phones, you should uninstall it immediately.


1.       World Zoo

2.       Puzzle Box

3.       Word Crossy!

4.       Soccer Pinball

5.       Dig it

6.       Laser Break

7.       Word Crush

8.       Music Roam

9.       File Manager

10.   Sound Recorder

11.   Joy Launcher

12.   Turbo Browser

13.   Weather Forecast

14.   Calendar Lite

15.   Candy Selfie Camera

16.   Private Browser

17.   Super Cleaner

18.   Super Battery

19.   Virus Cleaner 2019

20.   Hi Security 2019

21.   Hi VPN, Free VPN

22.   Hi VPN Pro

23.   Net Master

24.   Candy Gallery

source :       Gadgets.ndtv

Cheers Smashers!

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