Delete These 5 Apps: Protect Your Phone from Security Risks

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.24 - 2024 9:30 AM CET

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Security experts are urging smartphone users to delete these five apps that have been identified as dangerous.

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Security experts are warning smartphone users to delete five specific apps that pose significant risks to privacy and data security.

Even though these apps are available on trusted platforms like the App Store and Google Play Store, they have been identified as potentially hazardous, with some linked to malware and others known for unreliable security practices.

This was reported by Future Zone.

If you're unsure about the apps on your device, here's a list of the five apps you should delete immediately:

SuperVPN

The SuperVPN app has been identified in studies from 2020 and 2023 as one of the "most dangerous and unreliable free VPN apps" due to its weak security features. Concerns about the app's links to China and its limited ability to unblock web content have also raised red flags.

Noizz

Noizz, a popular video editing and music app with approximately 100 million downloads, is another app to avoid. The app is known to contain malware that steals private user data and performs malicious operations in the background while users interact with its content.

Fake ChatGPT Apps

Given the widespread popularity of OpenAI's ChatGPT, fake versions of the app have emerged. These imitation apps can carry malware, posing significant security risks. To stay safe, download apps from official sources and avoid any app that looks suspicious.

Essential Horoscope

Essential Horoscope, downloaded over 100,000 times from the Google Play Store, contains dangerous Xamalicious software, which can completely take over your device. This poses significant risks to personal data and financial security if installed.

UC Browser

UC Browser, developed by the Chinese company UCWeb, has been flagged for inadequate data security, potentially allowing cybercriminals to access personal information. Security experts recommend deleting this app to safeguard your data.

What Should You Do?

To protect your phone and personal information, check if you have any of these apps installed and delete them immediately. Always download apps from official sources like the App Store or Google Play Store. Stay informed about potential security risks and protect your device by using reputable apps and enabling additional security features to minimize the risk of malware and unauthorized access to your data.

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