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Why should you immediately delete the antivirus application on your Android phone?

Research from Cybernews shows that, antivirus app Freeware may contain trackers and links to malicious websites. That is the complete opposite of what is advertised about the application, contrary to the wishes of users when looking for these applications.

Specifically, researchers at Cybernews studied 40 different antivirus and junk cleaner applications on phones. These are all apps with the highest ratings on CH Play. All of them have attracted more than 918 million downloads. Notably, among them, only 2 applications do not contain any trackers while 6 applications contain malicious links.

According to the security rating system from Cybernews, Keep Clean Cleaner, Antivirus get the highest score with a score of 54/100. Meanwhile, two apps Safe Security – Antivirus, Booster, Phone Cleaner and Nova Security – Virus Cleaner ranked at the bottom of the rankings with scores of 9/100 and 10/100 respectively.

In particular, the application Dr.Capsule Antivirus, Cleaner contains up to 3 potentially malicious links. Other apps like GO Security – Antivirus, AppLock, Booster and Virus Hunter 2021 Virus Scanner and Phone Cleaner both have 2 malicious links.

According to experts, Android smartphone users often want to protect their phone from malware and keep the device running at its fastest, so look to the software to clean junk files or cache. However, many of the free apps available come with a hidden price, which means that users’ data can be tracked, sold or managed in an unsafe manner.

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