Windows Phone Store becomes a target for scammers

Mahit Huilgol has been using Windows on PC and Mobile since long. He has been following Microsoft developments from close quarters and loves writing about it.

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  1. clayto

    I began reporting on this problem on Microsoft and other forums about a month ago, and frankly described it as a ‘scandal’ that Microsoft was allowing its trusted Windows Phone Store to be abused in this way, without apparently taking any action.
    You are doing us a service bringing this to wider attention and providing us with details of suspect apps. Among those I have personally reported on are Avast, Adware Cleaner (the author confirms he has not produced a version for the phone), various versions of WordPad (which is not available for the phone — not however WordPad 10 which is genuine, so far), and fake versions of CCleaner.
    Apart from Microsoft itself I am surprised that the authors have not taken steps to deal with this, at least by publicising it as you are doing. If it develops further surely it will damage their reputations.

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