How to detect fake apps in the Google Play Store in just 3 steps|
Google is facing an uphill battle, trying to keep fake apps from ending up in their virtual store. But even the best algorithms can fail, more than 2040 app considered high risk which are malware infected and copycat apps . This apps were narrowed down from 50000 potential counterfeits.
Hope this three simple steps be helpful
Fake apps are created with the sole purpose of infecting your smartphone. With malicious code installed the app cam extract personal data, ads appear without permission, etc.One of the most exploited category in playstore is the system management. There are hundreds of Antivirus apps, RAM Cleaner, battery saver, fast charge and they have little or no use.
Rockstar Game San Andrea is one of the most counterfeited game.
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Pay Attention To The Name And Company
Two apps can’t have the same name. In some way, a copycat app must be different from the original. Check the name of each app carefully, since somewhere you’ll find the detail: an extra (or missing) letter, a logo in another color, a spelling error that changes everything, etc.Likewise, the name of the company is another important sign. If you look carefully at the developer, you’ll find this second detail to check. Official companies usually have well-crafted profiles and respond to requests.
.Google Play Store isn’t exactly known to have a community exuding positivity and optimism, but even if a proper app face harsh critics it's likely that a fake app will have more brutal reviews.Comments and ratings are key telltale signs. If you see very low ratings and comments emphasizing that “this app is fake,” but be aware that it might have some fake ratings too. So always look for a 5 star and a 1 star review and compare the two just to be sure.
Google Play Protect (its a hit and miss)
Google and its own antivirus for Android the most popular apps appear with a banner that says: “Verified by Play Protect.” If you get this logo and message, you’re almost certainly accessing the right app. Of course, hackers continue to get around this protection and Google continues changing their algorithms. Don’t forget, it can still fail you.
The best way to avoid all these is to use apps only from well known developers/companies and use only what's required and needed
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