Google has banned 16 Android applications and more than 20 million users have to delete them.
The tech giant noted that these apps were secretly hiding dangerous malware, adding that they were loaded with the new Clicker malware strain which is being used by cyber crooks to get illegal advertising revenue.
One of these apps alone was downloaded over 10 million times.
However, if you downloaded any of them before they were taken down by Google they will still remain on your Android device.
On a separate note, media outlets reported that Google is expected to launch version 110 of the Chrome browser on 7 February 2023, which will be the last one to support the two older Microsoft operating systems for PCs—Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Halting support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users aligns with Microsoft’s decision to end support for these two operating systems starting from 10 January 2023.
An older version of Google Chrome will be available on these operating systems which will not receive the updates released for users and can put them at multiple risks.
Meanwhile, PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be able to access Google Chrome after 2023 with version 110.