Remember, each android device comes with crappy adware apps. wholesale computer tablets users have more than 42 adware filled apps. For the protection of your device, you have to remove these apps immediately. These apps look normal at your first glance. You may find them harmless because these are doing small tasks.
Keep it in mind that thee apps can communicate back to command-and-control servers. Hackers can configure these apps for attack patterns. These can easily manipulate your smartphones and other devices.
How do these apps work?
In the first step, these apps try to determine security mechanism of Google. They receive GoogleIP flag from the C&C servers. It indicates that the IP address of an affected device falls in the range of Google servers. You have to arrange special tools for its protection. After getting a positive flag, these apps may not trigger adware payload.
Keep it in mind that these apps may set a delay between display ads. They may delay configurations to display the first ad. You may see advertisements with a frequent interval. A delay in ads may be a testing procedure. Users often ignore this behavior from their smartphone. Remember, longer delays are associated with several risks.
Based on the response of servers, an app may hide its icon and create shortcuts. If a user tries to avoid malicious apps, he will remove shortcuts only. This app will consistently run in the background without your knowledge. In adware-related threats, this method is gaining popularity.
What to do with adware?
Make sure to hit up “Settings – App and notifications – see apps”. Click on an offending app in the list to remove it. Make sure to uninstall this app from launcher. Feel free to remove a shortcut for an app.
Sometimes, the adware can be annoying, but it will not affect your device. In numerous cases, it will only change the battery of your device. These apps may not steal your password. You have to remove these apps because these can affect the space in your smartphone.
Google has successfully removed numerous apps from the Play Store. Before downloading an app, you have to evaluate if you really need it. Numerous people install unnecessary apps on their smartphone. These apps can affect sensitive data of your phone.
Before downloading and installing an app, read its reviews and descriptions. It will help you to avoid adware on your smartphone. Keep an eye on the apps of your smartphone and tablet. Sometimes, adware replicate shortcuts of a browser. If you are facing issues, such as lack of space or slow speed, you have to check your smartphone or tablet. Please protect it from viruses and adware.