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Report: More Than 300 Apps on Google Play Store Infected by Adware

300 Apps on Google Play Store Infected by Adware

Google Play Store has reported over 300 Android apps facilitates fraudulent ad clicks last week. Also, more than 800 apps on the Play store have been affected by a malware named Xavier. This is for the third consecutive time in a month when Google apps have been infected and act maliciously.

The adware affected Android apps constantly request ads from third party agencies. This claims that users clicked on ads and generate ad impressions and fraudster collects the ad revenue.

With its move, the user doesn’t have a financial vulnerability and also adware affected apps drastically drain both battery and cellular data. This also makes a way to slow performance and serious lag issues on low-end devices. According to reports, a certain app affected by adware requested more than 3,000 ads overnight and fraudulently “clicked” on 169 of them.

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It is believed that over 300 apps on Google Play with 4 million to 14 million user base are affected by adware. Some of the classic examples of these apps are live wallpapers, icon packs, custom fonts, or simple utilities. Some specific app developers outlined are Firamo, FlameryHot, NeonApp, Goopolo, Attunable, Classywall, Litvinka Co, Livelypapir, Waterflo, X Soft, Tuneatpa Personalization and Zheka.

eZanga, an Ad fraud detection agency has researched on these apps and notified Google about these malicious apps and activities.

At annual developer conference this year, Google has addressed the problem of infected apps.  Also it revealed its plans to make Google Play store more secure with a refined moderation process and strict elimination of fraudulent apps. However, at present, there is no hint about the fix for these adware and malware affected apps.

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Kotak Mahindra Bank Introduces 811 plan of Zero-Balance app

On Wednesday, Kotak Mahindra Bank announced the new Zero-balance Strategy in order to double its customer base in 18 months in Indian banking signals as a point of inflection. The bank also launched the unique phenomenon called 811.

From 1st April onwards all the major banks in the country are ready to charge those who didn’t have a minimum balance. In this meantime, the Kotak Mahindra Bank has announced the latest Zero-balance services through 811. Along with zero-balance services, the bank is also going to provide digital transactions through the new 811 plan.

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According to the reports, in order to open and operate the 811, users need Aadhaar number and PAN number. The bank announced that the new service is introduced to increase the digital transactions in the country.

Kotak bank’s Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Uday said, “811 offers a completely digital and paperless account opening that can be done anytime, anywhere. It will continue to offer customers up to 6 percent interest on their savings account balances.”

Currently, the Kotak Mahindra Bank has a total of 8 million customers across the country. Kotak became the first bank to integrate the Aadhaar OTP-based financial services. The new initiative will be the part of Kotak mobile app and customers can maintain zero balance for all digital transactions for zero charges.

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As per the reports, the acquisition cost to get new customers under 811 plan is 80-90 percent lower than the current cost. The 811 plan can also avail on Kotak Mahindra Bank mobile app which is available on Google Play Store now and will available on Apple store soon.

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Google Play Reveals Top Apps, Games, Books, Movies, TV shows of the year

As we draw very close to year end, we may come across many new best apps, games, books, etc in this year. Similarly, the search giant Google also has a tradition to announce the top trending list of 2016 in each category in its Android Play Store every year.

Finally, Google has announced the top trending list of 2016 apps, games, books, TV shows, streamed songs and movie categories. Users can also visit their country’s Play Store to know the list of top five best games and apps 2016. As of like every year, there are local lists and the global list. Google has furnished the top trending list in their blog spot.

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In the games list, as we all except the top trending game spot is occupied by Pokemon GO which captured first place. Game of Thrones kept Walking dead away and claimed the crown in the top trending TV shows list. Stressed Out is the most streaming song of the year, and Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ is at number two. Prisma received the best app of the year in India.

Google Play’s Global best of 2016 Lists

Trending Apps of 2016 Trending Games of 2016 Top 5 Streamed Songs of 2016
  •  Face Changer 2
  • Lumyer - Photo & Selfie Edito
  • Castbox - Podcast Radio Musi
  • Emoji Keyboard Pro


  • Pokemon GO
  •  Clash Royale
  • Traffic Rider
  •  slither.io
  • Dream League Soccer
  •  Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
  •  Sorry, Justin Bieber
  • One Dance (feat. WizKid& Kyla), Drake
  •  Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers
  • Me, Myself & I, G-Eazy
Top 10 Best and Most Popular Gaming Websites of This Year
Top 5 Movies of 2016 Top 5 TV Shows of 2016 Top 5 Books of 2016
  • Deadpool
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  •   Zootopia
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Mr. Robot
  • The Flash
  •  Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
  • The Art of War by Tzu Sun
  • Me Before You: A Novel by JojoMoyes

Google Announces PlayStore Optimised For 2G Data


Google celebrated its 18th birthday yesterday and made announcements and improvements to its products. This is awesome news for all the 2G users, in particular for the Indians. The announcement that has made is about easy accessibility for the PlayStore.

Right now Google is testing over Google PlayStore app so that it will work more on 2G connections. Google Play will now pre-load and cache the most data consuming part in the store when WIFI connection is available on the smartphone.

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The Company also mentioned about the time of installing the app. PlayStore shows an option of “Wait for WIFI connection” and install the app only when the phone is connected to the nearby WI-FI connections to save the mobile data further.

The tech giant has launched Google for India event, to focus mainly on the next billion users. Google is looking to India as a key factor for the growth and implementing new features, especially for Indian users initially.

This feature has a lot of advantage in India, most of the people are still using the 2G network at home or just having a slower internet connection. It welcomes a large number of people especially for the users who cannot access the faster internet.

YouTube Go App with Offline Videos Watching and Sharing without Data

Before this, YouTube has launched the ‘YouTube Go’ app that allowed customers in India. YouTube Go used to obtain their favourite movies and shows for quicker web connections like WIFI for offline viewing.

This app enables the users to offline video viewing and sharing of videos without any data connection. Through this new Offline Video feature, users can know the data consumed. And they can access the preview of videos before saving it to watch when offline. Google said that the app designed to view offline videos and even access with slow of lower connectivity.

Google Contacts Gets New Update With New Menu & Features

Google Contacts which is the contacts directory or the online address book from Google.It helps you to maintain your contacts in an organized manner and also Sync with the integrated features such as Gmail, Calendar, Drive and other Google products.

Users can edit the contact information and store them in their Google account.They can also fix the duplicate contacts with automatic suggestions and also enjoy some cool features with the G contacts.

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Apart from these existing features, some additional features are being deployed to the contacts app.The latest update brings significant power to the users.

Here are some key features from the Google Contacts. It comes with the dual tabs, and you can Favorite the contacts, and all has been changed to the number of options including the Hamburger menu style. Users can view contacts and their duplicates. Apart from these, they can filter the list by the labels and the accounts on their device.

Moreover, the new duplicate screen which will directly give you the option to change, discard or merge the replica contacts by staying on the same page. Earlier it was difficult to find the duplicate contacts and to delete them is a big task. With the new update for the Google contacts, finding and merging the contacts were made much easier.

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The users can update their Google Contacts mobile application from the Google Play store. You can visit the link to go directly to the play store. If any users find difficult to update their app, they can download the Google Contacts Apk file with the latest update and install that file on your smartphone.

Although this process is not advisable, mostly prefer to get the app or update from the Official Google Play store which will be safe and secure.

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