Google removed two popular apps from the Google Play Store, Cheetah App, and Kika Keyboard app. These apps are removed by Google because they find some “Malicious” activity.
Google said that the seven Cheetah apps and one kika app have some ads code inside their apps which is using ad fraud techniques known as click injection.
Google said this statement, “They will find more apps on the play store which are doing such type of malicious activity will not be able to stay on play store for much time.”
It was found that Google is removing these apps from there AdMob network also.
This is a very bad news for Cheetah and Kika app, because they have millions of active users monthly. It is also found that the app is driving there users to another app and forcing them to install other apps and also accessing the user devices without knowing them.
According to the AppBrain analytics, these two apps have downloaded over 250 million times on Google Play store.
The Kika Keyboard app is one of the famous and top keyboard app on the Play Store and Cheetah mobile app is biggest developer app according to its downloads.
Cheetah is blaming third-party SDKs
The Cheetah and Kika apps were removed from the play store due to some ad click fraud. They are forcing peoples to download another app and taking a fee of downloading.
The cheetah is blaming that this ad fraud is done by SDK (Software Developing Kit) and they will also take action against them.
Not only the CM File Manager is removed from the play store, but also Battery Doctor and CM Launcher removed by Google.
As operator Google has done much investigation for these apps up to one week and after one week of investigation they removed these apps. Google, is telling they has some native codes inside their apps which is used for install attribution abuse, but cheetah app is blaming to the third-party SDK. Google said they will take some more additional action against these apps after finalizing the investigation. Stay tuned with TechnoCodex for more updates.
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