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Ad Clicker Hiding as Google Photos App Found in Microsoft Store

14th October 2018, By Lawrence Abrams

 

A malicious app called “Album by Google Photos” was found in the Microsoft Store today that pretends to be from Google. This app pretends to be part of Google Photos, but is actually an ad clicker that repeatedly opens hidden advertisements in Windows 10.

 

This free Album by Google Photos app claims to be created by Google LLC and has a description of “Finally, a photos app that’s as smart as you.”.  You can see an image of its Microsoft Store page below.

 

Microsoft Store Page
Microsoft Store Page

 

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