Related blog contentHow to protect against stalkerware, a murky but dangerous mobile threat
Android/Monitor is Malwarebytes category name for apps that have the ability to monitor user activity, location, browser history, or employ other surveillance techniques, targeting Android devices.
Many apps that fall under Android/Monitor do not reveal their presence to the user of the device.
Apps in the category Android/Monitor are typically installed by someone else than the user of the device to keep track of certain activities. The apps are sometimes advertised as parental control apps but they all do some kind of tracking. Sometimes also referred to as stalkerware these apps can relay this information:
By having this type of app on your device another person can keep track of your whereabouts, behavior and other activities, which may lead to undesirable consequences.
Sometimes, but not always, these apps can be uninstalled using the mobile devices uninstall functionality, but these apps can be listed under another name. That is where Malwarebytes for Android can help you, by identifying these apps and removing them.
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