Phone users warned about 'scam apps' that are killing batteries 1 year ago

Phone users warned about 'scam apps' that are killing batteries

Do you use these apps?

Android phone users are being warned about apps that are being used to drain battery life.

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Up to 85 different apps have been branded as "fraudulent" by Google Play Store, with the majority of them being either photo editing apps or games.

According to Trend Micro, the apps have been downloaded more than eight million times.

Google Play Store has noted that while they have deleted the apps, known as 'adware', from its software, they could still be downloaded to your phone.

Trend Micro's Ecular Xu said: "It isn't your run-of-the-mill adware family.

"If the app has determined that it has been installed for more than 30 minutes, the app will then hide its icon and create a shortcut on the device's home screen.

"This would deter the app from being uninstalled by dragging and dropping its icon to the Uninstall section of the screen."

This means that while you might delete the app from your phone, it will still be running in the background. You will have to go into your settings to fully delete it.

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The apps are as follows:

  • Super Selfie
  • Cos Camera
  • Pop Camera
  • One Stroke Line Puzzle
  • Background Eraser
  • Meet Camera
  • Pixel Blur
  • Hi Music PLay
  • One Line Stroke
  • Beautiful House
  • Blur Photo Editor
  • Cos Camera
  • Stylish Camera
  • Face Camera
  • Beauty Camera
  • Magic Camera
  • Super Selfiecam
  • Beauty Camera
  • Magic Camera
  • One Stroke Line Puzzle
  • Owl Camera
  • Seals Camera
  • Selfie Artifact
  • Selfie Camera
  • Toy Smash
  • Color House
  • Fast Blur
  • Date Stamp Camera
  • Find Differences
  • Charm Camera
  • Cherry Camera
  • One Line Stroke
  • PIC Eraser
  • Sweet Selfie
  • Toy Story
  • Blur Camera
  • Sweet Camera
  • Color House
  • Meet Camera
  • Photo Background Eraser
  • Selfie Dog
  • Smart File Manager
  • Selfie Camera
  • Date Stamp Camera
  • Easy Camera Pro
  • Connect Together
  • Toy Blast
  • HD Video Player
  • Selfie Dog
  • Seals Camera
  • Toy Smash
  • Draw 1 Line
  • Meet Camera
  • Meet Camera
  • Fancy Camera
  • Meet Camera
  • Magic Camera
  • Magic Camera
  • Panda Camera
  • One Stroke Drawing
  • One Touch Draw
  • Background Changer
  • Background Eraser
  • QR Code Scanner
  • Quick Blur
  • Blur Master
  • Checkers box
  • Face Camera
  • Fashion Camera
  • Color House
  • Perfect Camera
  • Toy Blast
  • Easy Camera
  • Mirth Cam
  • Cherry Camera
  • Find Differences
  • 361 Camera
  • one-line draw puzzle stroke
  • Super Camera
  • Stylish Camera
  • Connect Smash
  • Jelly Crush
  • Seals Camera
  • Super Camera
  • Video Cut