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Google to Refund Buyers of Fake App

Google to Refund Buyers of Fake App

Users who unknowingly bought a fake anti-virus app from Google's Play Store will be refunded.

As well as a full refund, users will also be given credit to spend in the Play Store.

The app, named the Virus Shield was number one in the Play Store ranking with over 10,000 downloads before it was removed. The app claimed to prevent harmful apps from being installed on your device, yet when it was tested by Android Police it turned out the app did nothing at all.

Jesse Carter, The developer of the app said: "The app version that was decompiled by Android Police was not intended to be released. It was an early placeholder that our user-interface designer created.

"There was a mix-up between the version that contained the anti-virus code for our app."


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