The application catalog can contain up to millions, of which there are thousands of cheats. You will be surprised to know that many are familiar to us and that you have probably used at some point. Before downloading any application, ask yourself how safe they are and whether they are really useful on your cell phone. If you want to know which apps are putting your data security at risk, keep reading!
Common categories of applications you should never install on your mobile phone
There are plenty of keyboard apps in the Google Play Store that offer other layouts and even more customization that may catch your eye. However, keep in mind that the Keyboard app sees everything you type, including personal information such as security keys or passwords.
If for some reason these keyboard developers suffer a data breach, everything you’ve ever recorded will be exposed and potentially dangerous. For this reason, even though the applications are certified, they pose a major concern in terms of privacy. The risk is even more serious if you ever download an APK of an application without a license, that is, not in the Play Store where many times malicious sites can deliver some malicious programs to your device.
Anti virus applications
Experts say Antivirus apps for iPhone are basically useless because of Apple’s built-in protections. For Android devices, it is recommended not to download applications unless there is an official site. Unless you’re constantly downloading apps outside of the Google Play Store, you don’t need an antivirus. However, the same antivirus can also pose a risk as it collects large amounts of data.
Apps for flashlight
Years ago it was common for people to download an application on mobile to use the flashlight. Currently it is completely redundant as all cell phones include it by default. If you search for “flashlight” in the Google Play Store, you will see that there are many more applications, most of which ask for additional permissions and have aggressive ads. The recommendation is not to expose your data to these third-party applications. Better to use the functionality built into the phone itself!
Optimization applications, for faster loading or empty storage
The exact reason why you shouldn’t download these applications is that they won’t do you any good and may do the opposite of what they offer. There are plenty of apps out there that claim to speed you back up or free up space on your smartphone; I would say they are not.
For example, applications that promise to free up mobile RAM should always be open, so in reality it will be a consumer, which will slow down the phone. What they do is to close applications that you no longer use and thus speed up the processor. The last mentioned thing is very useful, that’s not in dispute, but you don’t need a third-party app to do it! Mobile phones allow you to manually close applications and configure which applications you want to keep in the background.
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