The many applications we use every day can make our lives easier, but some of them can compromise our privacy and security. Here are the apps you should immediately remove from your device to protect yourself.
Apps for games and puzzles
Such applications may contain some hidden dangerous codes and viruses. Applications that spread malware want to reach as many people as possible, so it’s not uncommon to see ads for them on social media. These include games called Rugby Pass, Flying Skateboard, and Plant Monster.
In addition, many such applications collect significantly more of your data than you think.
For example, the popular Words with Friends app collects your purchase information, contacts, search history, location, usage, and other information.
This application allows you to quickly scan documents, and it is also free, so it is very popular among Android and iPhone users. But research from 2019 revealed malicious code in the Android version of the PDF Creator app. The app was later updated and returned to the Google Play Store. If you don’t need this app, you may want to consider removing it from your device anyway.