Urgent warning for millions of iPhone and Android owners to delete DOZENS of apps immediately

MILLIONS of iPhone and Android users have been warned that some of the apps on their smartphones may not be as harmless as they appear.

Experts claim that they found a new threat that will flood your screen with ads.

75 apps containing the adware were found in the Google Play Store


75 apps containing the adware were found in the Google Play StorePhoto credit: Getty

According to the security company Human, the ads are both visible and hidden.

They could also apparently make money by posing as legitimate apps.

The majority was found on Android.

75 were found in Google’s Play Store while 10 were uncovered in Apple’s App Store.

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Scammers mainly hid the scam – known as Scylla – in games and reports computer beeps.

See below for a full list.

They have since been removed from both app stores, but experts say 13 million devices have already downloaded them.

If you have activated Google Play Protect for Android, it should have eradicated them for you.

Which games should I remove?

According to Human, these are the apps that contain the Scylla adware.

On iOS:

  • Loot the castle
  • Execute bridge
  • Shining Gun
  • Racing Legend 3D
  • rope runner
  • woodcarver
  • wall of fire
  • Ninja critical hit
  • Tony is walking

On Android:

  • Superhero – save the world
  • Find 10 differences
  • Find 5 differences
  • Dinosaur Legend
  • A line drawing
  • shoot master
  • Talent Trap – NEW
  • Pulley Parkour
  • Chop Flake 3D
  • weapon fantasy
  • balloon shooter
  • Musical shoot
  • chop slices
  • Ninja Disc
  • Work now!
  • bottle jump
  • corn scraper
  • Idle woodworker
  • Pop Girls Schooler
  • Romy Rush
  • spear hero
  • Dig up street balls
  • BOO pop star
  • Completely drawA
  • Rush 2048: Shoot 3D cubes
  • Meet camera
  • Automatic stamp camera
  • rotate roll
  • hide tie
  • Peter Schiess
  • design n street
  • drawing completed
  • King of Thieves
  • downhill racing
  • Draw a war
  • lifeguard
  • Spin: Letter Roll
  • Helicopter Attack – NEW
  • crash car
  • Relax cash
  • War in Painting
  • Bike Extreme Race
  • Player Spiral Maker 3D
  • Match 3 tiles
  • 2048 Merge Cube – Win Money
  • great flake
  • arrow coins
  • parking master
  • Five Star Cut
  • sand drawing
  • Mr. Dinosaur: Play your dino
  • Rail gliding New
  • Beat Kicker New
  • Fill color 3D
  • Draw live
  • Draw 1 line
  • Fidget Cube
  • girls fight
  • Ninja assassin
  • Shooting Puzzle 2020
  • Lady Run
  • Magic brush 3D
  • Sheep shake, shake
  • Combination of numbers: colored chips
  • Jackpot Scratcher Win Real
  • scratch carnival
  • Ztime:Earn cash rewards easily
  • A line drawing
  • Shoot it: With gun
  • billionaire scratches
  • Lucky Wings – Lotto Scratch Cards
  • Lucky Star: Lotto Scratch Card
  • Shake shake pig
  • Lucky money tree
  • running and dancing
  • Lucky scratch: lottery ticket
  • draw worm
  • Crowd Battle: Fight the bad guys
  • Shoot Dummy – Win bonuses and paypal cash
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As far as we know from the report, the scheme’s backers didn’t perform a hack, so your data is safe – adware threats are more annoying than anything else.

If you think you have an app or apps on your phone, delete them immediately and you should be fine.

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