Windows Phone 8 - Is this a scam?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Charyb, Aug 22, 2014.

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  1. Charyb

    Charyb Registered Member

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    In the Windows Store, I typed Kaspersky under search and this is what turned up.

    It appears like the publisher is Windows Market which I can't find any information on. All the apps appear to be updated on 8/20/2014 and most have no reviews. The GUIs all appear very similar, all are at version 1.0.0.0 and all show a size of 1MB.

    Is someone phishing here?


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  2. entropism

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    Yes, it's a scam, report them all.
     
  3. Charyb

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    I have reported all of these.
     
  4. fax

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    yes, scam. If you search for any major AV producer you will find a fake by the same above company :eek:
    I have also reported it...
     
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    Not to mention the fact that even the real apps are a scam because on Windows Phone they don't actually do anything.
     
  6. entropism

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    Not to mention the typo in Kaspersky's name...
     
  7. Rohugh

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    ..........and one for Bit Defender
     
  8. fax

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    ...and they are all now gone... :thumb:
     
  9. TheWindBringeth

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    How is that numerous obviously fraudulent apps posing as well known products could appear in the store? Is there zero review process? Some vulnerability in the marketplace?
     
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    They are back on the market! Now even two versions each main AV brand... LoL
     

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    Ridiculous :blink:
     
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    They are all gone again... :thumb: lets see how long it will take to see them back :argh:
     
  14. fax

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    Well, Microsoft changed the certification process. So, hopefully this will reduce drastically the scam applications in the store.

    http://blogs.windows.com/buildingap...-addressing-misleading-apps-in-windows-store/
     
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