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MILLIONS of iPhone and Android users have been warned some of the apps on their smartphone may not be as innocent as they appear.

Experts claim they've found a new threat that floods your screen with ads.

The ads are both visible and hidden, according to security firm Human.

They were apparently able to make money by impersonating legitimate apps as well.

The vast bulk were found on Android.

75 were found on Google's Play Store, while 10 were uncovered on Apple's App Store.

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Fraudsters mostly hid the scam – known as Scylla – in games, reports Bleeping Computer.

See a full list below.

They've since been removed from both app stores, but experts say 13million devices have already downloaded them.

If you have Google Play Protect switched on for Android, it should have rooted them out for you.

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Which games should I remove?

According to Human, these are the apps found to contain the Scylla adware.

On iOS:

  • Loot the Castle 
  • Run Bridge 
  • Shinning Gun 
  • Racing Legend 3D
  • Rope Runner
  • Wood Sculptor 
  • Fire-Wall
  • Ninja Critical Hit 
  • Tony Runs

On Android:

  • Super Hero-Save the world
  • Spot 10 Differences 
  • Find 5 Differences 
  • Dinosaur Legend
  • One Line Drawing 
  • Shoot Master 
  • Talent Trap – NEW 
  • Pulley Parkour
  • Chop Flake 3D
  • Weapon Fantasy
  • Balloon Shooter
  • Musical Shoot
  • Chop Slices
  • Ninja Slice
  • Work Now!
  • Bottle Jump
  • Corn Scraper
  • Idle Wood Maker
  • Pop Girls Schooler
  • Romy Rush
  • Spear Hero
  • Dig Road Balls
  • BOO Popstar
  • Draw CompleteA
  • Rush 2048:3D Shoot Cubes
  • Meet Camera
  • Auto Stamp Camera
  • Roll Turn
  • Hiding Draw
  • Peter Shoot
  • Design n Road
  • Draw Complete
  • Thief King
  • Downhill Race
  • Draw a War
  • Rescue Master
  • Spin:Letter Roll
  • Helicopter Attack – NEW
  • Crush Car
  • Relx cash
  • War in Painting
  • Bike Extreme Racing
  • Player Spiral Maker 3D
  • Match 3 Tiles
  • 2048 Merge Cube – Win Cash
  • Super Flake
  • Arrow Coins
  • Parking Master
  • Five-Star Slice
  • Sand Drawing
  • Mr Dinosaur: Play your Dino
  • Track Sliding New
  • Beat Kicker New
  • Fill Color 3D
  • Draw Live
  • Draw 1 Stroke
  • Fidget Cubes
  • Girls Fight
  • Ninja Assassin
  • Shooting Puzzle 2020
  • Lady Run
  • Magic Brush 3D
  • Shake Shake Sheep
  • Number Combination: Colored Chips
  • Jackpot Scratcher-Win Real
  • Scratch Carnival
  • Ztime:Earn cash rewards easily
  • One Line Drawing
  • Shoot it: Using Gun
  • Billionaire Scratch
  • Lucky Wings – Lotto Scratchers
  • Lucky Star: Lotto Scratch
  • Shake Shake Pig
  • Lucky Money Tree
  • Run And Dance
  • Lucky Scratchers: Lotto Card
  • Pull Worm
  • Crowd Battle:Fight the bad guys
  • Shoot Dummy – Win Rewards & Paypal Cash

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As far as we know from the report, those behind the scheme have not pulled off some kind of hack, so your data is safe – adware threats are a nuisance more than anything.

If you think you've got one or more of the apps on your phone, delete it right away and you should be fine.

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