Category Archives: Android

Uninstall these sneaky Android adware apps now

Google Play recently removed 17 apps identified by security company Zscaler to contain malicious adware code. These apps bombard users with unwanted advertisements and collect marketing-type data about them. If you’re one of the thousands of users worldwide who downloaded at least one of these apps, here’s a quick guide to finding and uninstalling them. […]

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How to remove adware apps from your Android device

Zscaler recently reported that 17 adware apps in Google Play were downloaded over 120,000 times. These apps display unwanted advertisements on your device and collect marketing-type data about you, generating revenue for their operators in the process. Read on to learn how to find and delete these adware apps from your device. Sneaky adware apps […]

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Sneaky Android adware apps to watch out for

Zscaler’s ThreatLabZ team recently uncovered 17 adware apps in Google Play. These are apps that run unwanted ads on your device and collect your data for marketing purposes. Unfortunately, these apps were downloaded around 120,000 times before Google was able to remove them. Here’s a list of the adware apps that have been identified, and […]

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How to check if an Android app is safe to install

Android devices are among the most popular devices on the market today. With a wide variety of features and designs, users have an abundance of choices. Not only that, but there are also more than two million apps available on the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, some of these are rogue software developed by cybercriminals under […]

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How to verify apps before installing them on an Android device

Android devices are one of the more popular mobile devices, partly due to the large variety of apps available to users. Unfortunately, many of these are anything but useful. Fake apps purporting to be made by reputable developers can steal your personal data or infect your devices with malware. How can you protect yourself and […]

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How to tell if an Android app is legit

More and more people are relying on Android devices for remote work, which is why cybercriminals are taking advantage and creating counterfeit Android apps to try and misguide users. These apps typically collect users’ sensitive data or infect devices with malware, which can lead to fraud and financial crimes. The problem is, even a tech-savvy […]

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Disabling Android location settings

The location tracking feature in Android smartphones makes it easier to use certain apps like Google Maps. With this feature turned on, it’ll be easier to locate, for example, the nearest diner. However, enabling this feature has security implications. Hiding your location may require extra steps when you use certain apps, but at least you […]

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Changing your Android smartphone’s location settings

Location services or location tracking is a handy feature in your Android smartphone. Enabling it has some benefits; for instance, it makes it convenient for you to find the nearest gas station using Google Maps or check in at places on Facebook. While convenient, there are some risks in allowing the apps on your phone […]

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How to disable Android location settings

When using an Android smartphone for the first time, users receive a prompt from apps like Google to enable location services. Users may decide to accept it because it’s convenient — no need to enable it every time you open an app. But that also means letting Google track all your activities. If you don’t […]

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How to reduce data usage on Android devices

If you don’t have an unlimited data plan for your Android device, uncontrolled download habits will result in a slower connection, poor battery life, and higher bills. But did you know that you can reduce your data consumption without affecting your mobile experience? Follow these handy tips. Delete data-draining apps Apps constantly consuming your mobile […]

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