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Malware Lands on the Windows 10 Store Disguised as Google App

Google has never been a big supporter of modern Windows, and aside from a basic search tool, the company hasn’t brought any of its super-popular apps to the Windows Store.

So this weekend when a supposedly official Google Photos app hit the Windows Store, many users were excited.

But as it turns out, the app, which was called “Album by Google Photos” and published by a company called “Google LLC,” was nothing more than malware that was disguised as a Google app. And which, for some reason, managed to bypass Microsoft’s filters and become available for download.

While some users did believe this was the official Google Photos app for Windows 10, some of the reviews posted on the Windows Store signal this is malware that shows ads in the background and clicks them to generate revenue for developers.

App already removed

As AL noted on Twitter, Google LLC isn’t an official pu... (read more)

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