I used ES File Explorer for a long time, but when they made the terrible decision to add that "Charging Boost" adware tagalong I had to uninstall, probably along with 2/3 of the apps users.

Is it now safe to re-install ES now? Have they removed all the internal adware from the app?

  • Please see this new article 2017/02/10 10 most useless apps and games for Android. Most prominent, but specifically named in the list: ES File Explorer (along with quote-Booster apps, Anti-Virus apps, and Task Killers-unquote)
    – wbogacz
    Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 2:23
  • They have an option to shut off the charging boost. The ads aren't worse than any other free app.
    – HaLeiVi
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 13:13

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ES Global will none removing all their Adware/Ads/Charging Boost/Complete bulls**t they added. Its an example of a good app falling to greedy devs.

Here's some complaints: Soooo, One from slashdot) Ummm, One from the Android Police on ES Pro And XDA has a Nice list on everything wrong with the New ES, and a story too! Read that to the kids.

  • Damn! And that was a good app.
    – Tom
    Commented Dec 16, 2016 at 21:56
  • I know, I used it for years. When it started hitting the fan, I rolled back and modded the package name so it won't update :)
    – Dan Brown
    Commented Dec 17, 2016 at 9:01

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