The Tap Snake game has two hidden features. The first annoying feature is that the game won’t exit. Once installed, it runs in the background forever, and restarts automatically when you boot the phone. And secondly, every 15 minutes the game secretly reports the GPS location of the phone to a server.
GPS SPY is a simple mobile spying tool and only costs $4.99. When bought, the application advises you to download and install the “Tap Snake game” to the phone you want to spy on. During installation, the game is registered with a keycode to enable spying. This means that the spy has to have physical access to the phone he wants to spy on.
How to remove Tap Snake
F-Secure Mobile Security 6 for Android protects Android handsets against GPS SPY and Tap Snake. The detection name is called Android.Tapsnake.
To install F-Secure Mobile Security to your phone, visit f-secure.mobi on your handset.
We expect Google to remove Tap Snake from Android Market soon.
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