In the App Store for Android devices are countless useful apps from well-known companies and promising, emerging developers. However, there are also developers behind whose seemingly useful apps are hiding malicious programs, called malware, that spy on your personal contacts or account information. Other apps, however, are completely pointless and consume only unnecessary memory and battery life.
In the following overview, you’ll find 7 dangerous apps that you can easily do without, or in the worst case are even cloaked malicious software.
1) Weather apps
Without weather there would probably be no small talk. A multitude of chats would probably never have been held, if the weather did not exist as an ever-present topic for the opening of a conversation. In addition to the weather report from radio and television, the smartphones also included the weather apps, which inform us at any time about how cold or hot it is.
However, so-called Trojans hide behind so many weather app by unknown developers, for example, spy out the credit card information of users. If you want to be up-to-date with the weather to have a say, then you should rely on apps of well-known news services or check the weather via the browser.
2) Anti-virus programs
When users are aware of the danger of malicious software, they naturally want to counter that by downloading antivirus programs to their smartphone. However, the hackers show a sense of irony and like to hide their Trojans in just such anti-virus programs.
As with the weather apps – as well as software in general – also applies here that you should be careful with programs of unknown developers and instead should use the programs known and trusted brands.
3) Defragmentation apps
Especially among users of Windows computers, it was more or less popular to defragment the hard disk, ie to organize the stored files, so that the system can access them faster. Smartphones, on the other hand, have no hard drive that needs to be defragmented, which makes such apps useless.
Rather, such defragmentation apps merely analyze which programs are using up how much storage space. However, the apps in turn claim resources unnecessarily and are sometimes used by hackers to infiltrate Trojans.
4) Cleanup programs
In addition to programs for defragmentation, which organize the files on the storage medium, there are also programs that delete unused software or automatically generated files in the background. As a rule, only the so-called cache is emptied.
Many smartphones have such a function but already, which makes the extra apps dispensable. These once again unnecessarily consume memory and battery life, which does not make the phone faster, but only slower, contrary to its actual purpose.
5) increase memory
There are apps that supposedly increase the memory. In reality, they are nothing but cleanup programs that empty the cache. As explained in the previous point, you do not need a special app for this. This claims only the resources of the smartphone or serves once more as a data octopus.
In general, it is not possible to increase the memory by downloading an app. If anything, this would only be possible by replacing the hardware of the device.
6) lie detectors
Technically, quite a lot may be possible now, but as long as our mobile devices are not equipped with biometric sensors to measure blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, or skin electrical conductivity, as is the case with real lie detectors, polygraph apps are humbug, at best a nice one Fun.
As a rule, they require meaningless memory and battery life. Caution is advised if such apps want access to contacts and personal information.
Apart from the fact that the Facebook group collects data that we provide more or less voluntarily and uses for its own purposes, the Facebook app itself is of course not dangerous. However, the app is repeatedly accused of devouring too much resources, causing the phone is slow and the battery is used up faster. In addition, many users find the mobile version in the browser more user-friendly, which is why they prefer to delete Facebook – at least in the form of the official app.
If you have one or the other app listed here on your smartphone, you can safely delete it so that memory and battery are less stressed. If you generally have trouble charging your mobile phone, here are 4 tips and tricks to fix it.