The little girl helped Google find 7 bad apps

The little girl helped Google find 7 bad apps

A little girl from the Czech Republic has helped security researchers find seven bad apps in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

These apps were 'adware apps' featuring wallpapers, music, and other entertainment on mobile. The 'adware app' shows unnecessary advertisements on the mobile and there is a problem to remove it from the mobile after downloading.

A little girl discovered a similar app that was being advertised on Tiktak. Security investigators then removed six other bad apps with his help.

These apps were especially targeted at children on social media such as Instagram and Tiktak. From there, the little girl found out and informed the Czech Republic's project called 'Avastko B Safe'. Avast is educating children about being safe on online platforms.

Avast checked the app after receiving the information. The app was found to show ads on mobile phones and charge users between two and ten dollars to remove them.

The makers of these bad apps, which have been downloaded 2.4 million times, have earned more than half a million US dollars, according to a report by Sensor Tower.

According to Avast, the main app is hidden when the ads appear outside the app.

After downloading such apps, it is not possible to find out where the mobile is located. Even if the app is not running, it keeps showing unnecessary advertisements on the mobile.

According to the Indian newspaper Hindustan Tech, accounts with millions of followers on TikTok and Instagram were promoting the download of these apps.

"Young children are often unaware of the dangers of such apps and fall prey to them," said a threat analyst at Avast.

Security researchers have warned Google to be wary of such apps.

According to the report, Google has removed those seven bad apps. But Apple has yet to respond.