Avast Detected 50 Adware Apps in Google Play Store

Avast, which has made a name for itself with the products it offers in the field of security software, has published the results it obtained with apklab.io, the Mobile Threat Intelligence Platform it established to analyze how safe the users on the mobile platform are. The company announced that they found 50 adware applications with downloads between 5,000 and 5 million in the Google Play Store.


Avast announced that discovered adware applications are linked using third-party Android libraries that bypass background service restrictions in new versions of Android, these libraries reduce phone battery life and slow phones down. Targeting users who do not comply with Google Play Store rules, these adware uses these libraries to constantly show ads to users.

Avast, which announced that it is mostly targeting Android users in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil and the UK; He stated that most of the detected apps are in the gaming, fitness and photo editing categories. Stating that users should pay attention to the application permissions against adware, Avast recommends that each user use at least one security software at the end of the report.

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