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ES File Explorer App suspected to Install adware without Permission on users Smartphones

When someone talks about third party file explorers, our mind goes back to the time when old flavours of Androids such as KitKat and Lollipop were latest versions. While Google has introduced file explorers on the stock interfaces starting from Marshmallow upgrade, there are a considerable number of users who are consuming these third-party file explorers.

The main reason for these apps still in circulation is that most brands take time to update their handsets with latest Android flavours. So, they haven’t got any choice regarding using a stock explorer. Talking about the main issue, ES Explorer, which is synonymous with word file explorer is a widely popular app on Google Play Store.

The Estrongs owned app is suspected of installing adware without smartphone users permission. The issue came into highlight when posted on Reddit by a concerned user, who reportedly has been using ES Explorer for years. But feels the company is violating permissions on user’s smartphones. The Nexus 6P user by name andrewbi posted that after he plugged in the device for charging, the ES Explorer app installed a third-party app called DU charge booster automatically. It also replaced the home screen with ads that were earlier not visible.

By Vishal Toshiwal on Tuesday 30th of Aug 2016


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