Google removes 600 harmful Android apps showing ads

Along with the removal of the apps, the company also said that it has banned all the apps from the Play Store that were removed due to advertisements and policies. (Photo credit: Google)

The Google Play Store has removed around 600 Android apps from its platform. These apps were showing malicious ads to users. Google has given this information through its blog post. Along with the removal of the apps, the company also said that it has banned all the apps from the Play Store that were removed due to advertisements and policies. The way people are adopting smartphones at a rapid pace, the increase of ad frauds is bound to appear.

According to Google, harmful ads are those that are shown differently to users. These are shown in such a way that users accidentally click on them. Also, there is interference in the normal usage of the device. In a blog post, Per Bjorke, senior product manager at Google's ad traffic quality, said that this is to mislead users. This is spoiling the user experience. In this way, users click on any such advertisements which can also cost users money.

At the same time, the company is also considering introducing some new technology that will detect the wrong traffic generating apps including harmful advertisements. Let us know that the apps that have been removed from the Google Play Store are mainly made by developers in China, Hong Kong, India, and Singapore. However, the name of these apps and the name of the developer have not been stated.

Google did the removal of ToTok: Earlier the company had removed the ToTok app from the Play Store. A 9to5Google report had reported that Google has removed this app from its Play Store. According to US officials, this app has been downloaded millions of times in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and North America.

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