Fake application disguised itself as Google Photos in Microsoft Store [360totalsecurity]
In May of this year, an app called “Album by Google Photos” was launched in the Microsoft App Store. Its developer, calling itself “Google LLC” (Google LLC). However, in fact, this is completely fake. Attentive people will know that the official Google app that was released before, its developer column is displayed as “Google Inc.” In view of its release for several months, Google has not announced this on any social media channel, which inevitably strengthens our suspicions.
After installing the app, users will see the Google landing screen, but the users report that it will show ads. Even if users can click on the X in the upper right corner to close the ad, there are still a lot of people who have put it in the comments.
One comment said: “This is a fake application, not officially released by Google. As many people have pointed out, it will have suspicious messages and even carry malware, which should be immediately removed from the application market.”
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