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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cybersecurity firm Avast Alert of 21 adware gaming apps on Google Play Store

Cybersecurity firm Avast Alert of 21 adware gaming apps on Google Play Store

Adware forcibly displays advertisements against the wishes of the user


21 gaming apps with adware have received 8 million downloads

If you are a gaming lover then you need to be careful. Cybersecurity firm Avast has identified 21 malicious apps on the Google Play Store. All of these apps contained adware. These apps display ads against the wishes of the actual user, identifying themselves as having timepass and fun content. It attracts the user to download other similar gaming apps. Almost all apps are still available for download at PlayStop.



These 21 apps identified by Avast are in the adware category. Although these apps and games do not steal any data or perform any sensitive activities, they forcibly display advertisements to the user in order to generate revenue. Once this app is downloaded, it starts working.

It has been downloaded 8 million times so far

The app and games have been downloaded about 8 million times so far, according to Censor Tower statistics. Some users said that their focus was on the download page of some of these apps through YouTube ads, which claimed to be a better and different game than existing games. After downloading the games, the smartphone was flooded with advertisements.



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Adware developers have been using social media channels for a long time. This time the user reports that they were targeted for ads promoting games on YouTube. Advertising spread through Tiktok in September, said Jacob Wavra, a threat analyst at Avast.


Now it is difficult to remove it from the device


This type of software presents itself as a secure and useful application, but they display unwanted ads. Its icon is hidden and ads are displayed with relevant appearances so that users cannot remove it in the smartphone. So it becomes difficult to identify and remove.


Here’s a list of the apps as provided by Avast:

Shoot Them


Crush Car


Rolling Scroll


Helicopter Attack - NEW


Assassin Legend - 2020 NEW


Helicopter Shoot


Rugby Pass


Flying Skateboard


Iron it


Shooting Run


Plant Monster


Find Hidden


Find 5 Differences - 2020 NEW


Rotate Shape


Jump Jump


Find the Differences - Puzzle Game


Sway Man


Desert Against


Money Destroyer


Cream Trip - NEW


Props Rescue 


Avast identified these adware apps


According to the report, 21 apps listed by Avast are under investigation. Shoot Them, Crush Car, Rolling Scroll, Assassin's Legend, Helicopter Shoot, Helicopter Attack Rugby Pass, Iron Eat, Flying Skateboard, Shooting Run, Plant Monster, Find Hidden, Find 5 Differences, Rotate Shape, Jump Jump, , Swe Man, Money Destroyer, Desert Against, Cream Trip and Pops Rescue Games.


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