Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th May 2016 16:06 UTC
Android

The once beloved ES File Explorer was revealed recently to be little more than a Trojan Horse, used to get adware installed on thousands of devices with one update. This was apparently just the beginning. Users have started compiling a spreadsheet of apps that sneak the same adware-infused charging lock screen onto your device. There are already about 20 of them. Google, where are you?

Google needs to address this grotesque abuse of its users quickly and decisively, and remove all applications that install this adware from the Play Store, no questions asked. This is in direct violation of the Play Store rules.

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RE[2]: The cynic in me
by FunkyELF on Thu 19th May 2016 10:51 UTC in reply to "RE: The cynic in me"
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

indeed, there is a shitload of money to be made from some ~20 almost unknown apps


ES File Explorer is one of the most popular apps there is.

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RE[3]: The cynic in me
by nicubunu on Fri 20th May 2016 05:43 in reply to "RE[2]: The cynic in me"
nicubunu Member since:
2014-01-08

ES File Explorer is the only app in that list which is relatively popular

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