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A List of Apps which will install some adware.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by dcadar, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. dcadar

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    Hello,
    I think it is useful to have a list of apps which are installing some adware or malware. Of course, everybody can help to build a complete list.

    The list:

    ADWARE:

    All Live Wallpapers from Developer Jason Allen
    Brightest Flashlight
    CK Zombies (being debated)
    Fake Electric Sleep game
    Fishing Game
    Fleya
    Galaxy S Theme for GO Launcher Ex
    GPSFix
    Gun Bros (being debated) *
    Llamas with Hats | soundboard
    Magic the Gathering Helper
    mp3download
    MP3 Downloader Pro
    MP3 Music Downloader
    MuT
    MySettings
    Night Beach Live Wallpaper
    OverclockWidget
    Picasa Mobile Web
    Pokedex for Pokemon Black/White
    Screenshot by Kastorsoft
    Sex Positions Advanced
    Skyrim | soundboard
    Slot Machines
    Sudoku Puzzles
    Traffic Jam
    true or false quiz
    Would You Rather
    Zombie Tower Defense

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    it does display some notifications with adds for itself, but nothing else. In my case, I've had one notification in over two weeks with some deals from the in-game shop. I would say it's quite safe. I guess that's also the case with CK Zombies.

    MALWARE:

    Counter Elite Force
    Counter Strike Ground Force
    CounterStrike Hit Enemy
    Heart Live Wallpaper
    Hit Counter Terrorist
    Stripper Touch girl
    Balloon Game
    Deal & Be Millionaire
    Wild Man
    Pretty women lingerie puzzle
    Sexy Girls Photo Game Lifestyle
    Sexy Girls Puzzle
    Sexy Women Puzzle


    AVOID THESE APPLICATIONS!!



    To get rid of them, you can use AdDetector, AirPush Detector, Addons Detector.

    Some work on some of the applications, some on other applications.
     

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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. LateNiteMike

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    Great job of listing some of the bad apps ! You're providing a needed service to the Android community. We all owe people like yourself a debt of gratitude.
    We need more of this kind of info.
    With that said, I'd like to suggest that you see the posting I just did today in the 4th 'Sticky'...."Android Permissions Explained".
    In it I suggest that we find a way to include all apps like the ones you listed in ONE PLACE, available to all Android users to check....before they download a bad app.

    What you did here is a good start.
     
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    I've been having a horrible time with ads being pushed to my phone. Today I downloaded the very helpful AdDetector, AirPush Detector, and Addons Detector after uninstalling several apps indiscriminately with no luck. I identified and removed NEXTbus and haven't had a problem since.

    Be sure to go to the market and leave feedback about these hideous and potentially harmful apps.

    Thanks so much for posting!
     
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    I think this list is similar to a list of free apps, games particularly.
     
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    Can any one help me how to detect them means i dont want any application to detect but the parameters on which these applications will be detected as adware or spyware,
    can any one give sample code for anti-adware, anti-spyware working.
     
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    Add-ons detector!

    Surprised Picasa is on there, isn't that a google app?
     
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    Picassa is a Google app, for desktop. However, I'm pretty sure that "Picasa mobile web" it isn't.
     

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