Uninstall these two Android apps now!

Uninstall these two Android apps now!
Google has removed two Android apps that have been installed together over 1.5 million times. The apps were making money for those behind it by running pop-up advertisements that rang the cash register for the bad actors every time someone clicked on an ad. You might say to yourself, well, what's the harm. Why begrudge some guy out there because he's making some dough. But the truth is, these ad playing apps can take up some of your phone's resources and help drain the battery.

What these two apps were doing was discovered by mobile security firm Wandera (via ZDNet). Sun Pro Beauty Camera had over 1 million installs while Funny Sweet Beauty Selfie Camera garnered 500,000 downloads. If you installed either of these two apps on your Android handset, you need to uninstall them now. As usual with these malicious apps, once you have installed one, the app icon disappears from the app drawer as a shortcut is created. And even if you delete the shortcut, the app keeps serving up ads in the background.


Once installed, Sun Pro Beauty Camera runs hard to close full-screen ads even if the app is not open. Funny Sweet Beauty Selfie Camera also serves up full-screen ads, but only after a filtered photo is downloaded using the app. And as usual, the comments left on both apps' listings in the Google Play Store provided Android users with an early warning. One review says, "Garbage, please don't download this app. It's only ads, that's all, nothing else." Another notes that "...ads keep popping up," and a third stated "I could not find anything useful and the ads, don't get me started on them. They were all over the place." When you see an app with reviews like this, your first action should be to get as far away from it as possible.


Wandera reported the apps to Google on September 11th, and as we pointed out, they have since been removed from the Google Play Store.

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8 Comments

2. MsPooks

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

No worries. Google certified them "safe."

6. TonyStark87

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2019

Actually, as you can see, those apps were not certified by Play Protect. So, Google did not certify them. Google allows people the benefit of the doubt of releasing content rather than stifling creativity. But once it notes an app as being malicious, it removes them.

7. RoryBreaker

Posts: 236; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

apparently this is too difficult a concept for some to grasp!

3. S4NDY

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

while the target is surprise, young people and women in particular who understand the least about their phones. sitting duck.

5. Vancetastic

Posts: 1567; Member since: May 17, 2017

Man, I sure am gonna miss my beauty cam apps.

8. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Funny Sweet Beauty Camera was malware? Who would have thunk? Good thing I use Totally Not a Russian Bot Beauty Camera.

9. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

There are many more apps like these...

10. JJtothe13

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 22, 2019

I am making a wild guess that if you are reading this article you did not download these apps. Those that may try using fashion tips from YouTube or go to a cosmetics counter. Geesh... Most of that is garbage anyways. I was starting in mirror for hours figuring out what worked as a kid. Dont need an app to tell you what needs practice. Also, you could stop those if changed the permissions. I would not have touched them because of the intrusive permissions for no reason. They could of injected anything into your phone or done all sorts of damage with the permissions.

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