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Offline tfman

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The Famous Placebo App......
« on: October 14, 2012, 10:12:35 AM »
I find I have had the annoyance of an App that cllaims to be a Battery Booster but really
is not and is just Malware and Adware.

Battery Booster (2 x Battery) is the fellow.

Actually to be fair to the Author, the permissions very clearly state what this app does in that
it funds itself by malware and adware and it just shows that myself and other should read the permissions you are granting more carefully.

What is more worrying is at the end of the description. In an update dated 11th October the Author very
clearly states that "This App is a pure placebo. It does not boost your battery life. It is a prank App.....have fun".
Have fun releasing malware on your device that is then. The definition of a Placebo is a treatment
that is benign, many would say that this will affect your Android device adversely and is not benign.

So, read the permissions first and be aware of security issues.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2012, 10:15:35 AM by tfman »



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Re: The Famous Placebo App......
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 01:27:28 PM »
Report it to Google, at the bottom of the application screen in Google Play is the option to Flag as inappropriate...
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Re: The Famous Placebo App......
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 05:36:49 PM »
Try Juice Defender :)

Been using for a long time.

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Re: The Famous Placebo App......
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 03:03:15 PM »
Try Juice Defender :)

Been using for a long time.

Thanks very much, that would have been the next question.

 


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