India vs China: List of 53 Chinese Smartphone apps that you should remove/uninstall immediately

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Here is the list of 53 Chinese Android Smartphone/iPhone apps red-flagged by Intel agencies that you should remove/uninstall immediately

Indian intelligence agencies have asked the government to block or advise people to stop the use of 53 mobile applications linked to China over concerns that these weren’t safe and ended up extracting a large amount of data outside India.

As you know the border tension raising in the country has led the people to boycott Chinese products and make in India slogans to be splashed on every social media. One such #BoycottChineseProducts call came from a social and education reformer, Sonam Wangchuk. Wangchuk encouraged Indians to drop the use of Chinese software “within a week.” He inspired many like Milind Soman, Bhavna Arora, etc. to uninstall Apps like TikTok from their Android smartphones.

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Wangchuk said Indians have the freedom to choose what they spend on with their wallet and if a country doesn’t treat India fairly then they should use boycotts as “personal economic sanctions”. He also suggested that Indians need not depend on cheap Chinese products and look for domestic alternatives.

According to the National Security Council with further plans to assess the risk associated with each app. A potential concern is that the apps not just leak data, but might also be used to degrade network conditions in case of conflict. Intelligence agencies have advised the government to block or ban the apps but there has been no official announcement yet.

Below is the list of all apps that Indian agencies have reported and red-flagged, we have also provided the alternatives of the apps that are not made in China or developed by Chinese developers:

  1. TikTok – alternative: Dubsmash, Mitron (though this is claimed to be Pakistani TikTik clone it is now owned by an Indian developer)
  2. Mi Store – alternative: You don’t need an alternative for Mi store as it is only for Mi users
  3. Mi Community – alternative: You don’t need an alternative for Mi community as it is only for Mi users
  4. Weibo – alternative: Twitter
  5. WeChat – alternative: WhatsApp, Facebook messenger
  6. SHAREit – alternative: JioSwitch (Special feature No ads)
  7. Clash of Kings – alternative: Clash of Clans, Clash Royale (Both are made by Supercell(Finland))
  8. DU recorder – alternative: Lollipop screen recorder
  9. YouCam Makeup – alternative: Adobe Capture
  10. 360 Security – alternative: Malwarebytes Security, AVG Antivirus
  11. DU Battery Saver – alternative: GSam Battery Monitor
  12. DU Browser – alternative: Google Chrome
  13. DU Cleaner – alternative: Files by Google
  14. DU Privacy – alternative: Files by Google
  15. Clean Master – Cheetah – alternative:  Files by Google
  16. CacheClear – alternative: Files by Google
  17. DU apps studio – alternative: Files by Google
  18. Baidu Translate – alternative: Google Translate
  19. Baidu Map – alternative: Google Maps
  20. QQ Launcher – alternative: Microsoft launcher, NOVA launcher
  21. QQ Security Centre – alternative: Malwarebytes Security, AVG Antivirus
  22. QQ Player – alternative: MX player
  23. QQ Music – alternative: Google Play Music, Spotify
  24. QQ Mail – alternative: Gmail, Email
  25. QQ NewsFeed – alternative: Google News
  26. WeSync – alternative: Sync
  27. QQ International – alternative: No alternative needed
  28. ES File Explorer – alternative: Files by Google
  29. Mi Video call-Xiaomi – alternative: Google Duo, Google Meet, ZOOM, Microsoft Teams
  30. Parallel Space – alternative: Dr. Clone
  31. SelfieCity – alternative: Google camera
  32. Mail Master – alternative: Gmail, Email
  33. Vault-Hide – alternative: Files by Google
  34. Vigo Video – alternative: Dubsmash, Mitron
  35. Bigo Live – alternative: Instagram, Facebook
  36. UC News – alternative: Google News
  37. UC Browser – alternative: Google Chrome
  38. BeautyPlus – alternative: Photoshop
  39. Xender – alternative: JioSwitch (Special feature No ads)
  40. ClubFactory – alternative: Flipkart, Amazon
  41. Helo – alternative: Instagram, Facebook
  42. LIKE – alternative: Instagram, Facebook
  43. Kwai – alternative: Google camera
  44. ROMWE – alternative: Flipkart, Amazon
  45. SHEIN – alternative: Flipkart, Amazon
  46. NewsDog – alternative: Google News
  47. Wonder Camera – alternative: Google Camera 
  48. Photo Wonder – alternative: Photoshop
  49. APUS Browser – alternative: Google Chrome
  50. VivaVideo- QU Video Inc – alternative: Abobe Premier
  51. Perfect Corp – alternative: Adobe Photoshop Express
  52. CM Browser – alternative: Google Chrome
  53. Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab) – alternative: Malwarebytes Security, AVG Antivirus

All the above Chinese apps are linked with the Google play store so you can easily uninstall them, the alternatives have been linked as well so that you don’t need to find them. We have listed the most used alternatives so if we miss out on anything please mention them in the comment section below. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned at Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here

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