Recently, Google has put a ban on 29 apps for ads that are spamming users. Among these apps, most of them are photo editing apps. These apps will vanish from the phone after the installation. Over 3.5 million downloads have been done until now for these apps. Highlights \t29 apps have been removed from the google store for spamming malicious ads in the user\u2019s device \tMost of the apps that have been banned were photo editing apps and over 3.5 million downloads were done until now. Google has taken the decision to prevent new users from falling prey to the malicious intentions of the app and those who are using these apps already need to uninstall these apps manually. Square photo blur is the example that managed to pass over the security check of the paly store. Once it is installed, the app vanishes from the home screen of the user\u2019s device and don\u2019t show open option also in the play store.\u00a0 The security researches observed that the app doesn\u2019t function as it was advertised and it runs out of context ads for every single action user are performing on their devices.\u00a0 after this app is downloaded in your app then it shows numerous ads and these ads show even if you are unlocking your phone, uninstalling the app, while switching from phone data to wifi and charging your handset. Further, the app propels the OCC web browser at once when it is operated on the phone device. List of Banned Apps Square Photo Blur v2.0.5 Magic Call Flash Easy Blur Image Blur Auto Picture Cut Color Call Flash Square Photo Blur v7.0 Auto Photo Blur Photo Blur Square Blur Square Blur Photo Blur Photo Editor Blur Image Smart Photo Blur Super Call Flash Photo Blur Master Super Call Screen test.com.flash.call.flashcall.cool com.auto.photo.editor.background.eraser.tool Super Blur Square Image Blur Super Blur Photo Super Photo Blur Pro Blur Photo Auto Photo Cut Photo Blur Editor Smart Call Screen Square Blur Master Smart Call Flash Conclusion You should consider deleting the apps as they can pose a great threat to the confidentiality of your information in your device. They are alleged to spy your devices without granting any app permission from you. In a report, google advised users to download the apps after going through their app review as no other way is more effective in recognizing the malicious app.\u00a0 The malicious apps have bad user reviews usually.