Apple users have recently debated the quality of apps on Google's operating system. Among other things, full-screen ads are one reason why many people choose iPhones over Android. "I'm glad Apple doesn't allow full-screen ads from outside the app," a topic caption on Reddit read.
So manyIPhoneUsers are joining in to see if Android is full of fake booster apps (which enter the Google play store just to show spammers with full screen ads). It's a way for developers with bad intentions to generate revenue by forcing users to view and click on ads displayed on their devices.
"It's almost like Android is Internet Explorer for mobile phones," one user said
According to statistics, in 2018, Trojans accounted for 92.33% of malware infected with Android applications, while password Trojans lagged only 4.18%.
On the other hand, Google data shows that content downloaded from the Google play store is becoming more and more secure, and apps installed from outside the store are still the main threat.
Google said the number of dangerous apps increased by 100% in 2018, after putting click fraud apps in the potentially harmful apps (PHA) group. But if they are not included, the total is down 31%. However, 28% of malware infected apps installed outside the Google play store spread some malware.