Mobdro(“Guide apps”)

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What it does: Mobdro is a piracy app that enables the user to stream TV on their phones.

Offenses:

  • Snake Oil

Mobdro is an app that allows you to watch TV streams. The app itself is very real and also very illegal which is why I won’t link to it here. People like free stuff, so obviously many people hear about mobdro and want to download it the only way they know how, through the Play Store. The Play Stor may be under moderated and host contents of questionable legality, but you’ll nver find any outright illegal app on there, Google isn’t that careless. So all the mobdro apps that clutter the top lists are all FAKE. Most of them are “guides” and their main purpose is serving ads, after all, they have no real content. So jut to reiterate

YOU WILL NEVER FIND PIRACY APPS ON THE PLAY STORE

Under this text is a list of packages of “Mobdro” guides, which you should uninstall immediatl if you have any of them installed. However, these are just a few and there are hundreds more apps of this sort. If you want to help you can report them to Google

com.namedeveloper.tmobdro.tutor.reference

appinventor.ai_link4lach.guidemobdrotvon10

reference.guide.bom

om.guidee.moobdrosbrr

ppinventor.ai_link4lach.fichkel13

tips.mob.mokassa

com.mobdroapp.guide

com.new.mobdro2

com.freetvpro.tmobdro.tutor.reference

com.new.mobdro3

com.guidea.mrdd

com.stream.mobdrotv

com.newmobdro.tipspro

tips.moobco.eren

guide.mobcom.ax

com.dev.guidemobdrotv

com.jordanmason06.guide_mobdroid.enem

Alternatives: Hulu, Netflix, Amazon. None of these are free, there are no piracy apps on the play store, any that you may find are FAKE.

If you have doubts about any of these apps contact us

GO Launcher2016(GO Launcher Z)

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What it does: GO Launcher is a launcher replacement

Offenses:

  • Questionable permissions
  • Intrusive ads
  • Snake oil
  • Naughty Dev

Go Launcher, sometimes called GO Launcher Z or whatever other variation GOMO thinks off is an invasive and bloated app that should always be kept at least 50 meters way from your device. All jokes aside, this app asks for every permission under the sun including contacts and sms which constitutes a serious privacy concern given the level of trust GOMO has. As most apps of its kind, it’s filled with ads and since it is a launcher that means ads on your homescreen, not to mention various reports of lockscreen ads. To top it all off GO Launcher offers a suite of RAM and app cleaners which like we already discussed here many times before are compltely useless.

Alternatives: Nova Launcher, Smart Luncher

Little – Deals offers near you

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What it does: Little is a discount agregator

Offenses:

  • Questionable permissions

While little seems like an innocent enough app all its innocense is stripped away by the permission it requires. Little asks for SMS,Phone and device information, which made us a little uncomfortable, why does a deals app need access to such private information?

Alternatives: No alternatives known, suggest one

Purify – Speed & Battery Saver

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What it does: Purify is a RAM cleaner/phone booster
Offenses:

  • Snake oil
  • Privacy concern
  • Intrusive ads
  • Questionable permissions

If you roted your phone with kingroot you probably have this app installed and don’t even know it. We’ve already discussed in previous reviews and on our apps guide why ram cleaners are placebo apps, but this one takes the cake because most of the times it is installed it has root permission which allows it to really wreak havoc in your phone if it wants to. As most apps of this kind its main purpose is to collect data and sell ads which is why it earned its second and third offenses.

Alternatives: Android cleaners are redundant, android does housekeeping by itself. That said, SD Maid or CCleaner are good apps

Facemoji Emoji Keyboard – Cute Emoji,Theme,Sticker

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What it does: Facemoji is a replacement for your stock android keyboard .

Offenses:

  • Questionable permissions
  • Privacy concern

 

Facemojis distinguishing feature is that it allows it to use emojis, like literally every other keyboard app available in the Play Store. The difference is that the makers of emoji keyboard are total newcomers to the scene and give us absolutely no security when installing their app. A keyboard app is one of the app that you really need to trust in because you use it to input all your personal data. Facemoji is a bloated slow app with bright flashy themes and big moticons aimed at kids that don’t know any better. This keyoard app also ass for camera,contacts and telephone permissions which only leaves me even more uncomortble than I was before.

Alternatives: Gboard, Swiftkey

Indian Browser

What it does: Indian Browser is a web browser
Offenses:
  • Privacy concern
  • Intrusive ads
Indian browser is an app that preys on the ingenuity of ingenuity of Indians that love their country. This browser is mostly devoid of actual features, lacking even the most basic ones like tabbed browsing. It has a permanent undismissable banner ad that obstructs a decent part of any page you’re viewing and also shows fullscreen ads every time you open the app. By default it has a permanent almost useless notification, altough that can be disable within the settings. If you touch the about submenu it shows that this browser was made with an app making website that makes canned apps, so the guy that owns this app didn’t even write it. We don’t know if this app collects data, but users shouldn’t take the risk.