ADWARE Posts on XDA

TouchPal keyboard and other CooTek apps removed from Google Play for disruptive advertising

Google takes strong measures against apps on the Play Store which use sneaky methods for misutilization of permissions. Earlier this year, Google banished Du Global, the Chinese developer with more than 500 millions of downloads on its 100+ apps, from the Play Store and the AdMob network for intrusive ads. Google has now "temporarily" expelled...

PSA: Latest Update to ES File Explorer Brings Adware to Your Lockscreen

We've talked about ES File Explorer before. This file manager was amongst one of the most popular file explorers in the post-Gingerbread era, and continues to ride up on its popularity and functionality. The app currently sits in the One Hundred Million to Five Hundred Million app installs, which is certainly an achievement. However, recent changes...

Lookout Discovers Trojanized Adware that Secretly Acquires Root Access

Publicly available root exploits are a godsend to consumers whose devices are locked. Exploits such as Towelroot easily enabled any user running on Android version KitKat and below to acquire root access with the click of a button. However, these methods are considered "exploits" for a reason. If an application like Towelroot can exploit your device's firmware to...