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High Risk Android™ Apps

Occasionally we learn about apps in the Google Play™ Store that might have serious negative effects on your device. Examples of these effects could be:

  • Loss of functionality (e.g., loss of data connection)
  • Unexpected high data usage
  • Battery draining 2 or 3 times faster than normal
  • Security or privacy exposure

This page lists apps that may be especially risky for you to use at this time. We work regularly with app developers to help them fix problems with their apps, and apps are removed from this list as soon as the issues are fixed.


Asphalt 7:Heat Asphalt 7: Heat
 Version: 1.1.1
 Developer: Gameloft
 Last Reviewed: April 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.3 times faster than normal and may consume as much as 170 MB of data in a month.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain and data use.


Asphalt 8: Airborne Asphalt 8: Airborne
 Version: 1.3.2a
 Developer: Gameloft
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 7.1 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Babel Rising Babel Rising 3D! Sponsored
 Version: 2.2.19
 Developer: AMA LTD
 Last Reviewed: January 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 1.8 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Bejeweled Blitz Bejeweled Blitz
 Version: 1.5.0
 Developer: Electronic Arts Inc.
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.9 times faster than normal and may consume as much as 155 MB of data in a month.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain and data use.


Burger Burger
 Version: 1.0.10
 Developer: Magma Mobile
 Last Reviewed: April 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.0 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Candy Crush Saga Candy Crush Saga
 Version: 1.32.0
 Developer: King.com
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.8 times faster than normal and may consume as much as 59 MB of data in a month.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain and data use.


DEER HUNTER 2014 Deer Hunter 2014
 Version: 2.2.0
 Developer: Glu Mobile
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 4.4 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this application when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Despicable Me Despicable Me
 Version: 1.8.1g
 Developer: Gameloft
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 4.6 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


DH Texas Poker DH Texas Poker
 Version: 1.6.3
 Developer: DroidHen
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 1.8 times faster than normal and may consume as much as 1537 MB of data in a month.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain and data use.


Draw Something Draw Something
 Version: 2.333.222
 Developer: OMGPOP
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 3.7 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Farm 123 Farm 123 ~ Story Toys Jr.
 Version: 1.0.11
 Developer: StoryToys
 Last Reviewed: December 2013
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.6 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


GTA 3 Grand Theft Auto III
 Version: 1.4
 Developer: Rockstar Games, Inc.
 Last Reviewed: December 2013
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with this app running will drain the battery about 2.1 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Need For Speed: Most Wanted Need for Speed™ Most Wanted
 Version: 1.0.50
 Developer: Electronic Arts Inc.
 Last Reviewed: January 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with this app running will drain the battery about 4.8 times faster than normal and may consume as much as 900 MB of data in a month.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain and data use.


N.O.V.A 3 - Near Orbit N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit
 Version: 1.0.7
 Developer: Gameloft
 Last Reviewed: December 2013
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.5 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Osmos HD Osmos HD
 Version: 2.0.4
 Developer: Hemisphere Games
 Last Reviewed: April 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 3 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Papa Pear Saga Papa Pear Saga
 Version: 1.12.0
 Developer: King.com
 Last Reviewed: April 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.6 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this application when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Plants vs. Zombies Plants vs. Zombies™
 Version: 5.0.1
 Developer: Electronic Arts Inc.
 Last Reviewed: January 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.7 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Brightest LED Flashlight Super-Bright LED Flashlight
 Version: 1.0.3
 Developer: Surpax Technology Inc.
 Last Reviewed: January 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 4.5 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this application when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Temple Run: Oz Temple Run: OZ
 Version: 1.6.0
 Developer: Disney
 Last Reviewed: December 2013
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 4.1 times faster than normal and may consume as much as 2.2 GB of data in a month.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain and data use.


Torque Pro Torque Pro (OBD 2 & Car)
 Version: 1.8.38
 Developer: Ian Hawkins
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.2 times faster than normal. This application will require a download of 1 GB.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Vine Vine
 Version: 2.0.3
 Developer: Vine Labs, Inc.
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 2.2 times faster than normal.

Recommendation: Close this app when done using to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


Zombie Frontier Zombie Frontier
 Version: 1.20
 Developer: FT Games
 Last Reviewed: June 2014
 

Description: When running, this app keeps the device from going into sleep mode. As a result, a device left untouched with the app running will drain the battery about 3 times faster than normal. In addition, it has been identified to contain Android/Yumi.A!Gen:3.1.18 spyware.

Recommendation: Close this game when done playing to avoid unnecessary battery drain.


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Last Modified: June 30, 2014