Microsoft Removes “Google Chrome” Spam from Windows 10 Store

Earlier this month, we told you about an issue that came to our attention after being reported by a reader and Windows 10 user: the Windows Store was again full of spam and a simple search for “Google Chrome,” a browser that’s not even in the Store, returned tens of spam results.

Microsoft has apparently started the spring cleaning and this week these spam apps were all removed, with the Store now providing a much cleaner experience without all those items attempting to steal your money by tricking you into believing you buy the real deal.

Specifically, these apps are trying to use the name and icons of legitimate apps that aren’t yet available in the Store to convince users to download them. The trick is that most of them aren’t even offered free of charge, so when someone wants to download a specific app, they have to pay a small price… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.