Some eye opening truth about Chinese apps
There are few things everyone should know about Chinese app to understand that uninstalling Chinese apps is much more than just #Boycott China. It is about waking Up from slumber sleep. It’s important for every individual to understand that decisions of installing and using apps from play store has to be more careful.
Chinese apps are Spywares?
Chinese apps are reported for containing malicious spyware and malwares. Is it true?! According to experts, many Chinese apps are found containing malicious spyware and malware affecting user’s privacy.Even Google Play store kicked many of them out several times. Well known UC browser, UC news, Clean master, Beauty Plus and Cam Scanner are one of them. Although they revised their name and software to make their come back in Play store again. Invading customer’s privacy and sharing their information for profit is not something very appreciated in this era of technology. All of the major confidential information from Online payment details to confidential documents are there in our devices. Risking these valuable information in hands of malicious spyware and malware agents i.e Chinese Apps , is not a wise move.
Poor Privacy & Security
Poor privacy and cyber security maintenance is well known to the whole world. Major countries including India, America, Russia and Sri Lanka releases Public notice on yraly basis along with the list of Chinese apps to uninstall them from their devices for Privacy security reasons.
Our private information In Hands of China Government
Chinese apps holds the policy , which bounds them to share their customer’s information to the govt of China. This reason is enough to reconsider using them anymore. Chinese Video calling apps are found routing the calls in such a way that they are directed through china traffic even for non-Chinese numbers. This raises a suspicion to the next level.
Any wise man would know what to do next. Yes!, you got it right. Search those Spyware agents (Chinese apps) in your phone and remove them for good. After uninstalling these apps, Factory Reset is recommended to properly sanitize your device. Factory reset will delete all the configuration files and data of those Chinese app.(Note: Please backup your data before factory reset, because it will wipe your device complete clean)
Remove China App was an Indian app that was designed to search out chinese apps and uninstall them for good. But sad part is Play Store removed it right after it gained popularity. So this left us with no choice but search and uninstall them manually one by one.
List Of Chinese Apps
Here is the list of all Chinese Apps. Go through them one by one and find out if you have any of them in your device.
TikTok is a Chinese video sharing social networking app owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos.
Zoom is a Chinese video conferencing app owned by Chinese-American CEO, Eric Yuan. Though he claims that he got his American citizenship but that does’t changes the fact that Zoom is under Chinese policy and all it’s working SOP is as per China’s protocols. Many countries’ government and Business Firms banned it’s use stating it’s vulnerable to cyber threat.
Vigo video is a Chinese short clip video sharing app similar to tiktok. They even shre same owner company i.e Beijing based Chinese internet technology company – Bytedance. It is used to create short fun music videos and showcasing talents.
5) Bigo Live
Bigo live is a very popular Chinese live streaming app. It enables user to go on live and share live moments with their followers.
Weibo is a a very popular Chinese micro-blogging app with 445 million monthly active users. It’s designer template features for small content makes it convenient for user to share and read pieces of information. It’s popular in china and now is available in English for it’s international expansion.
WeChat is a Chinese social media app with millions of active users internationally. It’s very popular in China as well in other countries including India.
Shareit is a Chinese app and offers offline speed wireless file transfer medium. This is very very popular means of files and app transfer between smartphones.
UC news is a Chinese app under Chinese based organisation, Alibaba business group. It serves as a content provider and news curator. UC News handles and delivers content through the concept of big-data with the help of three big data clusters that they have set-up in India currently.
10) UC Browser
UC browser is a Chinese search engine app under Alibaba business group. This app has history of containing malware and spyware. It was kicked out of play store for about a year. It has been reported for data theft several times. Doesn’t this sounds good enough to uninstall it already!
Beauty Plus is a Chinese selfie camera and video editing app. It serves about 300 million active users around the globe.
Xender is also a Chinese wireless file transfer app for android devices just like Shareit. It is a strong competitor of shareit and is widely used in all over the world for fast wireless file transfer.
Club factory is a Chinese eCommerce site, mainly offers fashion and lifestyle products online. Customers claims Club factory provides poor quality products and is reported for fake branding of duplicate products.
Helo is a Chinese Social network platform. This app enables users to share short video clips and pictures with their followers. It is similar to tiktok and is pretty popular in India.
15) WPS Office
20) Photo Wonder
21) APUS Browser
22) VivaVideo- QU Video Inc
23) Perfect Corp
24) CM Browser
25) Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab)
26) Mi Community
27) DU recorder
28) YouCam Makeup
29) Mi Store
30) 360 Security
31) DU Battery Saver
32) DU Browser
33) DU Cleaner
34) DU Privacy
35) Clean Master – Cheetah
36) CacheClear DU apps studio
37) Baidu Translate
38) Baidu Map
39) Wonder Camera
40) ES File Explorer
41) QQ International
42) QQ Launcher
43) QQ Security Centre
44) QQ Player
45) QQ Music
46) QQ Mail
47) QQ NewsFeed
50) Clash of Kings
51) Mail Master
52) Mi Video call-Xiaomi
53) Parallel Space
56) Clash of Kings
58)Call of Duty mobile
Many apps have recently updated their ownership agreements due to rising tensions between China and India. This list contains latest updated information.
So, this is the list of Chinese apps needed to be uninstalled (and should never be installed ever again). Saying this is easy but following this can be difficult if don’t have best alternatives for these Chinese Apps. For Best Alternatives of these Chinese apps Check out my Post Chinese Apps Alternative. Any query?! don’t hesitate to comment below.