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[Update: Cheetah and DO Global Respond] A Tale of Two Shady Apps: QuickPic is back on Google Play while ES File Explorer disappears

Earlier this month, it was reported that a bevy of apps by the Chinese company DO Global were partaking in fraudulent activities, abusing permissions and clicking on ads without users' permission to generate fake impressions. In response to these accounts, Google ousted them from the Google Play Store and restricted any attempts to monetize these...

[Update: Fix Rolling Out] ES File Explorer vulnerability allows an attacker on the same network to grab any file from your phone, but it’ll be fixed

ES File Explorer was once touted as the file explorer to beat before being bought out by Cheetah Mobile. The application quickly became inundated with advertisements, but those with premium versions of the application may have continued to use it. Even now, I know people who still use the free version of the application, citing...

The Best File Managers for Android

The saying goes, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Apparently ES File Explorer has never heard that saying, or they chose to ignore it. After updates late last year brought harsh criticism for their inclusion of invasive and annoying popups and advertisements, ES has seemed to be on a...

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...